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A pedestrian section of the 53-meter FIU Sweetwater University City bridge collapsed in Miami killing six and injuring 9 people on March 15, 2018.

The bridge, which was expected to open in January 2019, was being built using a method called accelerated bridge construction

Despite only being half completed, the Brickell Center Tower in Miami is already the city’s most anticipated project.  The building is part of the $1.05 billion mixed-use project developed by Hong Kong based Swire Properties.  The development is Miami’s largest project at the moment.  The development is being completed in two phases with the first phase finishing in 2015 and phase II being completed in 2018.  The massive project will transform 9 acres along South Miami Avenue between Eighth and Sixth street.  Swire Prperties is building 5.4 million square feet of office, residential, hotel, retail and entertainment space.  There will also be 128,000 square feet of office space.  Brckell City Center is a source of pride for those involved in the project and many Miami residents see the development as a “symbol of urban sophistication.”

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  • Date occured Monday, 11 August 2014

Architect Zaha Hadid chose 1000 Museum Tower in Miami, Florida to be the first building she designed in the United States. The 62-story, 706-foot structure will be a super-luxury condominium that will sell units for $5 to $15 million. The unique exterior design combined with the open space in each unit has many Miami residents wishing they could move into the building. Construction will break ground in June.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 08 April 2014
Monday, 31 March 2014 12:35

PortMiami Soccer Stadium Design Unveiled

A group led by retired soccer star David Beckham unveiled renderings of the new PortMiami soccer stadium that will be built along the Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida.  The open-air soccer stadium will provide views of the downtown skyline and bayfront and strives to emulate some of the great European soccer stadiums that have been built over the past decade. Once finished, the stadium will be home to the new Major League Soccer expansion team that David Beckham recently purchased.

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  • Date occured Monday, 31 March 2014
Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:17

1,000 Foot Bay Front Tower in Miami Proposed

In late November, a Miami developer announced his plans for an observation and amusement tower on the Miami bay front. The tower, referred to as the SkyRise Miami tower, would be 1,000 feet tall and include dining, observation decks, a ballroom and an assortment of amusement attractions. The building is designed as two structures attached at the top through a curve giving it a hairpin-like appearance. This unique design, which is open in the middle, allows the structure to withstand hurricane force wind.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 20 November 2013