The 540-room tower was imploded in seconds
< i class="i-share-btn whatsapp"> The 1957 building was imploded this Sunday
The 17-story tower of the Deauville Resort in Miami Beach was imploded this Sunday. The historic building, famous for housing stars like The Beatles, was in a state of disrepair.
The beachfront hotel was closed five years ago due to a fire and the impact of a hurricane left the structure unstable.
The hotel was located on the beachfront
According to The Miami Herald, the The demolition began at 8 a.m. but an hour earlier authorities established an “exclusion zone” between Collins Avenue and Harding Avenue, from 65 Street to 70 Street. After the implosion, the area was cleaned up and the tracks reopened around 10 am.
The demolition company BG Group supervised the implosion together with Controlled Demolitions Inc. These are the same two companies that were responsible for the implosion of the remaining part of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside , following the catastrophic collapse of the building in June last year, which killed 98 people.
The hotel was closed five years ago after a fire and hurricane impact left the structure unstable.
Built in 1957, the 540-room building was a MiMo (transition from Art Deco to Modern) style complex, designed by architect Melvin Grossman.
According to details TelemundoSince the 1960s, the hotel has attracted famous politicians, artists and athletes. It was the place you had to go through to be considered “someone”.
The famous television show “Ed Sullivan Show” on the network CBS broadcast a Beatles performance in the hotel ballroom in 1964.
(Original Caption) Miami Beach, Fla.: The Beatles, in their bathing suits, rehearse in the Deauville Hotel for their next appearance on the Sullivan TV show.
Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Tony Bennet, Diana Ross and Barbara Streisand, among other artists, also performed there.
< p class="paragraph">In 1961, President Kennedy gave a speech to young people from the Democratic Party from his facilities.
And famed Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval got a nightclub at the Deauville Beach Resort in 2006.
Now, The unknown is what will happen to the impressive terrain since last Tuesday, Miami Beach voters rejected a real estate operation that would have allowed the owner of the Miami Dolphins football team, Stephen Ross, to build a larger project on the historic Deauville waterfront site.
The Meruelo family, which owns the Deauville land, was to receive approximately $500 million, but the The purchase was subject to approval in a public consultation that was rejected by 53% of voters, compared to 47% in favor.
For now, the demolition of this small piece of Miami's history has already left a hole in the North Beach skyline.
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