A Look at 500 Brickell

I’ve had the pleasure of visiting 500 Brickell several times in the past 2 months while showing both 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units to relocating clients. The more I visit 500 Brickell, the more I am enamored by the unique architectural features that this residential project offers.

Located on the northern end of the Brickell Financial District just south of the Miami River on the west side of Brickell Avenue, the condominium complex features 2 towers (East = 42 stories, 320 units | West = 43 stories, 313 units) with a total of 633 residential units connected by a 10-story base (parking garage) and topped off by a large Oculus on the 43rd story. Each tower has its own separate lobby. There are 4 high-speed elevators in each tower accessible by key fobs or access cards.

The project was developed by The Related Group and designed by Arquitectonica. The lobby and common areas were designed by Michael Wolk.

Take a look at some photographs of the exterior of the building shot from several different angles as well as the ground floor breezeways that line the retail units on the ground floor. Notice the colorful circles that adorn the parking garage.

The following is the lobby of the east tower, a typical hallway, and just a few of more than 200 pieces of an avant garde collection of art by young Argentinean artists represented by El Tigre Celeste that was specially commissioned for 500 Brickell. The urban landscape chromogenic prints and videos by Daniel Azoulay that greet visitors and residents in both lobbies serve as the perfect introduction to the social themes presented by the rest of the collection.

Note: Daniel Azoulay is the only artist not represented by El Tigre Celeste.

I couldn’t help but notice the retro-modern feel of the hallways and some of the artwork in the building. Artists Celeste Najt‘s and Nicolas Sobrero‘s use of assemblage and collages give off that vibe.

The following are some interior photographs of a 1-bedroom unit (C floor plan) in the 06 line of the East Tower. The unit has a southern exposure.

This is a 2-bedroom unit (A2 floor plan) in the 02 line of the East Tower. It is located in the southeast corner of the East Tower.

All residential units in 500 Brickell will be equipped with I.R.I.S. (information | resource | interactive | solution), a wireless smart screen touch pad tablet that residents can use to access all of the building’s amenities and services.

Kitchens are equipped with Italian cabinetry, imported granite and/or quartz counter tops, contemporary stainless steel appliances, and a ceramic glass cook-top.

Baths are equipped with glossy white Italian cabinetry, imported marble or granite tops, white porcelain tile floors, glass enclosed showers and tubs in the master bath.

Every unit features spacious walk-in closets, a stackable washer & dryer, glass-railed balconies, and high-grade carpeting.

Located on the 11th floor that joins both towers, the amenities deck features a:

  • sports bar
  • movie theater
  • circular infinity-edge pool surrounded by day beds
  • fully equipped fitness center
  • his & hers spas
  • club room with warming kitchen
  • wine room

I like the circular pool idea a lot. It makes for a great social setting. The fitness center, however, was a bit disappointing. Although it’s fully equipped, I think it’s way too small for a building this size.

The 42nd floor of the East Tower houses yet another circular infinity-edge pool complete with a sun deck, an exterior lounge area, and the Sunset Room. The setting on the 42nd floor the night of the grand opening party in July was cooler than a polar bear’s toe nails (not to mention catered by Capital Grille).

Overall, I am pretty impressed with 500 Brickell. I think the developer’s target market is clearly evident: the open-minded, artistically-inclined professional “20 and 30-somethings set” in search of a pedestrian-friendly neighborhood not far from where they work and play.

By the way, I thought that the subtle use of circles and large Oculus in homage to the nearby Miami Circle and Tequesta Indians was a very nice touch.



For more information regarding units for sale or for rent at 500 Brickell or the surrounding area feel free to call me at 305-491-7179.

Adrian Salgado is a Realtor Associate with RED I Realty and can be reached at 305-491-7179 or SalgadoA@gmail.com.


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4 responses to “A Look at 500 Brickell

  1. Rob

    A little bit of Outkast in there for those who missed it….hahahaha!!! Looks like a nice building. Have yet to see it for myself! Good pics Salgado!

  2. I completely agree! I love this building. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the building towards the end of construction, and then was there for the Grand Opening where Jorge Perez spoke and we got tours of the building, the spectacular ammenities (we even watched a movie in the theatre with one of the Related Group’s reps), and the units, and was thoroughly impressed!! Loved it.

  3. Adrian Salgado

    You outted me, Rob. Keeping it southern playalistic. You know that.

    Go check this building out. It’s unique. It separates itself from all the other “ME TOO” buildings out there.

  4. Betty A. Font

    Hey, thanks for giving me a preview before I inspect the Building. VeryNice.

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