Back in January of 2017, Curbed Miami marked the first step in Brickell Flatiron’s journey to become brick-and-mortar reality: the foundation pour. The story featured aerial shots of the building’s footprint and digital renderings of anticipated highlights like the rooftop spa and pool. Fast-forward almost a year, and that reality is already reaching to the sky, where it will take its place in 2019 as one of the tallest buildings in Miami.
Just months ago, at the end of November, The Real Deal showcased footage of the building now topped up through its 17th floor. In the footage, the undulating corners of architect Luis Revuelta’s design are already emitting their wave-like, sculptural elegance over the neighborhood. Currently at the 27th floor and rising at a pace of one floor per week, the building is set to reach its full height in December of 2018. Once topped out, the interiors will become the team’s main focus. Those fantasy-stoking renderings in Curbed will soon come to fruition as a rooftop paradise with views across the sea and the city and a pool worthy of the world’s greatest luxury hotels.
And as the building rises, the pulse of the neighborhood quickens. Already a Miami hot spot, Brickell now boasts a lineup of cultural, recreational, and gastronomic spaces and events to rival that of any American city—most of which don’t have the elegance of Miami’s architecture, not to mention its blue waters, as their backdrop.
Miami also has Art Basel, which has rapidly turned the city—and Brickell—into an international art destination. A recent article in Vogue highlighted the artworks by international art stars like Yoko Ono, who were recently featured at the first all-female noncommercial art fair, which took place at the Brickell City Centre. The Centre, which was recently posited as “The Mall of the Future" and characterized as a place that “represents the evolution of the shopping mall as a mixed-use social gathering place,” boasts a 107-square-foot Saks Fifth Avenue shop and a Cinemex dine-in movie theater. At the beginning of 2018, the mall will also be home to the three-story Italian food mecca La Centrale, inspired by Eataly—but with more of an emphasis on sit-down restaurants and prepared food. But visitors will find plenty of variety even if they were to visit tomorrow, with the recently-opened Casa Tua Cucina serving everything from pasta to gelato.
The historic Olympia Theater will be showcasing artists working at the cutting edge of their fields throughout 2018, including a dance company from Burkina Faso in February, and the National Arab Orchestra in the spring.
Brickell is also home to what is now widely considered the best restaurant in Miami: Naoe—a Forbes five-star restaurant where Chef Kevin Cory serves delicately prepared sushi flown in from Tokyo with a level of service and attention to detail that Forbes describes as “Verified Luxury”—the perfect match for residents of Brickell Flatiron, which is about to become one of the most sought-after addresses in the year to come.