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Miami: Brickell

Miami's Brickell neighborhood is a neighborhood on Biscayne Bay, on the south shore of the Miami River. Brickell sits directly across the Miami River from Downtown. The neighborhood is bounded by I-95 to the west, and the Rickenbacker Causeway to the south.

The neighborhood was first settled in the mid-1800s, and recevied its name from William and Mary Brickell, who moved to the area in 1871 and ran a trading post. The railroad came to the Brickell area in 1896, which brought development. The Brickells planned a residential area with broad avenues and landscaped medians in the 1910s, and many of Miami's wealthy built mansions along Brickell Avenue. By the 1960s, the land was still in demand, which resulted in building upward. Commerce then began to replace the mansions.

Today, Brickell is Miami's financial district, moreso than Downtown, and is a center of commerce for Latin America. In addition to foreign banks, several consulates are located in the neighborhood. Rapid development in the last 25 years has made Brickell one of the most dense neighborhoods south of New York City.


Miami Circle, a circle comprised of holes and basins carved or cut into the Oolite limestone formation. The circle was discovered in 1998 during excavation for a consturction project.



The circle is believed to date back to between 500 BC and 900 AD.



Miami Circle sits at a strategic spot at the mouth of the Miami River. A large Tequesta village occupied the north bank of the river at its mouth, on the left where Downtown is
located today.



Highrises on Brickell Key. Brickell Key was developed beginning in the late 1970s, after the island was separated from the mainland in 1896 by Henry Flagler.



Many buildings on Brickell Key also date to the building boom of the 200s in Miami. The tallest building on the island is Asia, at 483 feet, towards the left. It was completed in
2008.



Icon Brickell, on Brickell Avenue at SE 5th Street. The highrise complex was completed in 2008, and was designed by Arquitectonica



500 Brickell, on Brickell Avenue at SE 5th Street. The highrise was built in 2008. 500 Brickell was designed by noted local architectural firm Arquitectonica, and is 426 feet tall.



The First Presbyterian Church of Miami, on Brickell Avenue. The church was built in 1949.



701 Brickell Avenue, on Brickell Avenue at SE 7th Street. The highrise was built in 1986.



Buildings from Miami Avenue. On the left is Brickell Heights Condominiums, completed in 2017. On the right is SLS Lux, completed in 2018.



The old Fire Station No. 4, on Miami Avenue. The Mediterranean Revival fire station was built in 1923, and is now a restaurant.



Brickell Flatiron, on Brickell Plaza at Miami Avenue and SE 10th Street. The skyscraper was completed in 2019. At 736 feet tall, it is the tallest all-residential building in Miami.



A bank building on Miami Avenue at SW 12th Street. The bank was built in 1991.



The old Southside School, on SW 13th Street. The school was built in 1914, and is the oldest elementary school in Miami-Dade County.



The Vue at Brickell, on Miami Avenue. The highrise was built in 2004.



SLS Hotel & Residences Brickell, on Miami Avenue. The highrise was completed in 2016, and is 599 feet tall.



A hotel on Brickell Avenue.



Panorama Tower, along Brickell Bay Drive SE 11th Street. At 868 feet tall, it is the tallest building in Miami, and the tallest building in the state of Florida.



Panorama Tower was completed in 2018.



The Sabadell Financial Center, on Brickell Bay Drive at SE 12th Street. The highrise was built in 2000, and is 430 feet tall.



The Club at Brickell Bay, at Brickell Bay Drive & SE 12th Street. The condominium was built in 2004, and is 411 feet tall.



The Dr. Jackson Office, on SE 12th Terrace at Brickell Bay Drive. The office was built in 1905.



An old apartment building, on Brickell Bay Drive. The structure was built in 1958, and is a rare remnant of Brickell's past, being surrounded by office towers and condominiums.



Colonnade Plaza, on Brickell Avenue. The structure was built in 1968.



1200 Brickell, on Brickell Avenue at SW 12th Street. The office building was constructed in 1982.



1221 Brickell, on Brickell Avenue at SE 12th Terrace. The highrise was built in 1986.



Brickell Arch, on Brickell Avenue. The highrise was built in 2004, and is 505 feet tall. Brickell Arch is the headquarters of Espirito Santo Bank.


The concave arch is meant to symbolize that Miami is the gateway to Latin America.



Brickell House, on Brickell Bay Drive at SE 14th Street. The condominium was completed in 2014, and is 500 feet tall.



The Four Seasons Hotel & Tower, on Brickell Avenue at SE 14th Terrace. The highrise was completed in 2003. At 781 feet tall, it was the tallest building in Miami and in Florida,
until it was surpassed by the Panorama Tower about 6 blocks away.



Echo Brickell, on Brickell Avenue. The highrise was completed in 2017.



The 635-foot tall building features a distinctive curved facade. The highrise sits at the southern end of the old Point View subdivision, which fans out from SE 14th Terrace and SE
14th Lane.



1450 Brickell, on Brickell Avenue at SE 15th Road. The highrise was built in 2010, and is 540 feet tall.



St. Jude Melkite Greek Catholic Church, on SE 15th Road. The church was built in 1946 as the Chapel of the Assumption. It was rededicated in 1978 as St. Jude Melkite Catholic Church.



Château Petit Douy, on Brickell Avenue at SE 15th Road. The house was built in 1931, and was modeled after a chateau in Douy, France.



The Palace, on Brickell Avenue. The condominium was built in 1982, and was designed by Arquitectonica.



Villa Regina, on Brickell Avenue. The condominium was built in 1983, and was designed by Arquitectonica.



The George Nolan Mansion, on Brickell Avenue. The house was built in 1926.



The Imperial at Brickell, on Brickell Avenue.



The Imperial was built in 1982, and was designed by Arquitectonica. Each long side of the condominium is vastly different than the other side.



La Santa Maria, on Brickell Avenue. The condominium was built in 1997.



Immanuel Lutheran Church, on Brickell Avenue. The church was built in 1961.



Brickell Place Condominiums, on Brickell Avenue. The highrise buildings were constructed in 1975.



Atlantis Condominium, on Brickell Avenue. The highrise was built in 1982, and was designed by Arquitectonica.



The condominium features a decorative cutout in the middle. The cutout was made famous worldwide when it was featured in the opening theme song for the 1980s hit TV show "Miami Vice".

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Nice! I'm going to Miami in a few weeks, staying downtown on Brickell (south of the Miami River). Dreading the humidity
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Nice! I'm going to Miami in a few weeks, staying downtown on Brickell (south of the Miami River). Dreading the humidity
Its not humid yet. At least not by our standards. The humidity doesn't really reach thermo-nuclear melt-your-skin levels until late June. Now is actually our dry season. Everything is bone dry and its about time for the fires to start in the Everglades. Late April-Mid June can be out highest actual temps though. Heat indexes (factoring in the humidity) can be nasty in July/August.
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Brickell Arch, on Brickell Avenue. The highrise was built in 2004, and is 505 feet tall. Brickell Arch is the headquarters of Espirito Santo Bank.

This is one of my favorites!
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I just got back from Miami. Love the Brickell area and all of Miami. Great set.
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Its not humid yet. At least not by our standards.
I live in Arid-zona, where anything above 15% humidity feels sticky
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I live in Arid-zona, where anything above 15% humidity feels sticky
You know we do have Air Conditioning!



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