Elysee, a luxury condominium tower coming to Edgewater that has the unusual characteristic of being wider at the top than the bottom, has officially begun converting its reservations to contracts, according to a representative. Crews are also preparing to demolish an existing building on the site to make way for the 57 story waterfront condominium tower.
Cocaine is to Miami what Opium is to Chinatown, what Marijuana is to Amsterdam, and what hallucinogenic frogs are to the jungle. It has a certain iconic cultural connection, a connection manifested in long parties at the club as well as the memories of places where the drug has affected the city. Think of the building boom of the 1980s that was partly funded with cocaine cash or the parking lot outside Dadeland Mall that was the site of the Dadeland Mall Massacre of 1979. Think of drug lord Pablo Escobar’s Miami Beach mansion.
Grand Central, the well-known local music venue, nightclub, and event space that occupied a ninety five year old Florida East Coast Railway freight depot, has been demolished to make way for a portion of the Miami Worldcenter megaproject. Phillip Pessar photographed the building as bulldozers on Tuesday, the 29th of December, as bulldozers and dump trucks hauled slabs and chunks of it away.