Image: Emerald and Sail
In the recent past, condos in Miami typically had ample space in between them. Brickell didn’t feel all that urban because of this. It represented the only semi-urban high rise residential neighborhood in Miami.
Today, there is no more room for ample space. If you live in a high rise in Brickell or any where else in the city core, chances are, you’ve got another one pretty damn close to you. Maybe too close for comfort.
Image: Latitude on the River I, II, and Neo Vertika
The Sail and Emerald, standing side by side with similar cylindrical parking garages, look like offshoots of eachother. Quantum’s South Tower and 1800 Club are so close that they appear to be attached. The two separate Latitude buildings and Neo Vertika are so close to one another that they appear to be a single three phase development from certain angles.
Image: 1800 Club, Quantum North, and South Towers
Concentrate several multi-phase high rises in a small area, as is the case in parts of Brickell, the CBD, M&E, and Uptown, and the result means some serious view blockage. Everyone’s heard of the “grass is always greener on the other side.” Things change when living in the heights. Instead, the saying becomes “the view is often better on the other side”, and believe me, that’s worse.