Demolition begins on Brickell site for what will be tallest commercial building in Florida

MIAMI – The tallest commercial building in the entire state of Florida is coming to Brickell.

Before construction of the new One Brickell City Centre can officially get underway, demolition crews first need to do their work.

The new 1,000-foot-tall super tower will be right at the corner of Brickell Avenue and Southeast 7th Street.

It is a collaboration between Swire properties, the same group that created Brickell City Centre, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross’ Related Companies.

“Today you see what people thought were first-class buildings, corporations no longer want them. They want, like, what we call the ‘double A’ building that really features all of the latest (amenities),” said Ross.

Ross called the building “iconic.”

He also said it will help bring companies to the area that otherwise might not be interested in South Florida.

“They want to be in the best locations, in the best places with the best buildings, and this is what we’re looking to deliver,” he said.

It’s a concept that Miami Mayor Francis Suarez said will help keep local talent home and bring plenty of benefits to the area.

“The companies bring high-paying jobs, number one,” he said. “Number two, you have construction jobs throughout the process.”

Construction is slated to begin later this year, once demolition is complete.

As for when it will be finished, officials weren’t able to give a clear answer.

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Ian Margol joined the Local 10 News team in July 2016 as a general assignment reporter. Born in Miami Beach and raised in Broward County, Ian is thrilled to be back home in South Florida.