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Old August 23rd, 2004, 09:52 PM   #1
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Miami CBD STREET PICS

So I went downtown last week to buy a cheap suitcase (to pack up for college next week) and fortunately had my camera...while there, I realized that the Central Business District (north of the Miami River) was a more significant district then I had previously thought. While there is alot of improvement that needs to take place, what we got IS pretty great!!



This Building is gonna be renovated into condos











Some buildings have already been renovated quite beautifully





I can't get enough of this corner



















The facade of this building is magnificent









Gotta love the BofA tower, and off in the distance are a couple of buildings from the Brickell District



This lovely building was immediately to my left









I can't imagine Miami without the Bank of America Tower



check out the parking










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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:24 AM   #2
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Woah those are some great pictures of Miami's historic center.

"This lovely building was immediately to my left"

I think that is 25 SE 2nd Ave. If your ever near it again check out the interior lobby. It has really nice gold leaf work all over the ceiling.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 12:35 AM   #3
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amazing pics,

very good photo essay
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Old August 24th, 2004, 03:29 AM   #4
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Its nice to see some renovation occuring there. I'd like to see a more extensive tour through these streets sometime. It would be awesome to see the South Beach ambiance filling up these streets; cafes, tables, chairs everywhere. Are any of the towers set to go up within the historic area here?
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Old August 24th, 2004, 04:42 AM   #5
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Great thread. Miami has a lot of historical crown jewels that are overlooked due to the huge construction boom taking place there.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 05:51 AM   #6
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Nice.
I really love what they did with the Carrion as well. No pictures of the other recently renovated Commonwealth Building? I havne't seen it in person yet, but supposedly they've done a bang-up job of it.

Can't wait for Flagler First to get going either.
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Old August 24th, 2004, 05:58 AM   #7
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also the last two of the security building, also known as the capital building is getting renovated into lofts. It's one of my downtown favorites.
http://www.capitallofts.com/index.htm


here's what the top looks like from a distance

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Old August 24th, 2004, 06:18 AM   #8
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Its nice to see some renovation occuring there. I'd like to see a more extensive tour through these streets sometime. It would be awesome to see the South Beach ambiance filling up these streets; cafes, tables, chairs everywhere. Are any of the towers set to go up within the historic area here?
Yes skydive, both Loft I and Loft II are going up in the areas I took pics....and of course around the supertalls, there will be the Dupont Towers, the Metropolitan highrises, and One Miami, and 50 Biscayne

also, as far as the South Beach Ambiance, this is what I'm hopping all these projects will bring forth in Downtown Miami...(of course not exactly like south beach, but a lively, desirable, urban neighborhhod of its own)!!

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Old August 24th, 2004, 06:32 AM   #9
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also the last two of the security building, also known as the capital building is getting renovated into lofts. It's one of my downtown favorites.
http://www.capitallofts.com/index.htm


here's what the top looks like from a distance



imagine a black top with gleaming gold...it would be ooozing beauty!!
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Old August 29th, 2004, 02:50 AM   #10
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Nice.
I really love what they did with the Carrion as well. No pictures of the other recently renovated Commonwealth Building? I havne't seen it in person yet, but supposedly they've done a bang-up job of it.

Can't wait for Flagler First to get going either.
Where/What is the Commonwealth building?

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Old August 29th, 2004, 02:59 AM   #11
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Oh and btw...I didn't cover the whole CBD, just a few blocks!!

But I'll try to take more pics when I go down there again!!
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Old August 29th, 2004, 04:03 AM   #12
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Awesome Pictures. Miami CBD Is A Classic Jewel.
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Old August 29th, 2004, 03:35 PM   #13
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streetscapeer thank you for these wonderful pics of our downtown!
I have shopped and walked numerous times downtown and I'm glad so many older buildings have been preserved.I just wish more would people explore the heart of our city and realize what a dense & urban city we really have.
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The pics look very lively and the buildings are painted in attractive colours

and thats a rare angle of Wachovia Centre!
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Old September 15th, 2004, 01:13 AM   #15
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miami looks so like a historic town on these pics; more than i think it is; excellent shots btw
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THE FIRST SKYLINE Building in Downtown Miami was the BURDINES Building at 5 Stories on NOW Flagler St. BUILT in 1912, IN TODAY's HERALD ( 9-14-04 ) Tuesday Paper. ALL BURDINES will change to MACY's by January, 2005, with the Downtown store ALSO MACY's and staying OPEN, BURDINES Name WILL DISAPPEAR FOREVER after 105 YEARS in DOWNTOWN MIAMI, A Tradition GONE and Mr. BURDINE himself HAS TURNED OVER IN HIS GRAVE, sad...well anyway , THE OLD Burdine Building STILL STANDS !

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THE FIRST SKYLINE Building in Downtown Miami was the BURDINES Building at 5 Stories on NOW Flagler St. BUILT in 1912, IN TODAY's HERALD ( 9-14-04 ) Tuesday Paper. ALL BURDINES will change to MACY's by January, 2005, with the Downtown store ALSO MACY's and staying OPEN, BURDINES Name WILL DISAPPEAR FOREVER after 105 YEARS in DOWNTOWN MIAMI, A Tradition GONE and Mr. BURDINE himself HAS TURNED OVER IN HIS GRAVE, sad...well anyway , THE OLD Burdine Building STILL STANDS !
I think the old Burdines building should be renovated....don't you think a very nice Macy's downtown could be a catalyst for the attraction of dowtown by more retailers? If Macy's prospers downtown, other retailers may flock at the opportunity of having a business downtown!
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Oh and btw...I didn't cover the whole CBD, just a few blocks!!

But I'll try to take more pics when I go down there again!!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 04:05 PM   #19
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Well i`ll be, Miami does have a history, that Secruity Building that is so pretty, most attractive ive seen in Miami, even if it is a little run down at the moment, can`t wait to see it done up!
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Old August 12th, 2005, 12:23 AM   #20
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Yeah, great pics. I like the street scenes with people in them. Shows the human scale. Downtown Miami is a lot more interesting that I expected. Thanks
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