The 17-story tower of the historic Deauville Beach resort in Miami Beach was successfully bombed just after 8 a.m. Sunday. The oceanfront building at 6701 Collins Ave. collapsed. On the floor within seconds after a series of thunderous explosions, marking the end of the road for a hotel that became famous for hosting the Beatles in 1964 and has fallen into disrepair in recent years.– Miami Herald
It may be replaced by Frank Gehry’s Equinox Towers scheme, which is still awaiting approval before construction can begin on what has been described as a “passion project” for mega-developer Miami Beach native Stephen Ross. The plan was rejected by voters last week, leaving a void that will likely be filled by a similar condominium design needed as filling a gap for the expected mass immigration resulting from the onset of new Surfside-inspired safety laws.
Today we lost the famous Deauville Hotel on North Shore to careless demolition. We captured these footage of the implosion and the ensuing demolition cloud. Gold may be an important part of our cultural, social and economic history, but we will never forget. # explode # rebuild pic.twitter.com/ZHhZIEGHpS
– Miami Design Preservation League (@MDPL1976) November 13, 2022