The vantage point of the images below are from a north Brickell Avenue sidewalk. Looking around, the construction boom surrounds you.
Looking North: 9 cranes are visible. 7 projects are under construction. What is most telling is what is missing. The three phase ICON Brickell is partially built out as is Epic. Met 2 and the soaring Met 3, not yet under construction, are missing from the picture.
Looking West: 500 Brickell is under construction in the foreground. Brickell on the River I (north) and II (south) are clearly visible. Ivy and Wind, both under construction, are visible through the spaces in between. Much of the River construction activity is blocked by the BOR towers.
Looking South: One can see the Related Group’s two phase Plaza development and the rapidly built and impressively crowned Avenue project. What is missing? 1101 and 1110 Brickell are not yet under construction.
As impressive as these images of the boom may be, they don’t do justice to seeing it in person. There is no doubt of the historic significance of the boom when surrounded by it on all sides. Amazingly, what these images show is but a fraction of the construction activity in Miami.