As residents take ownership of their units, begin interior buildouts and prepare to move in, it’s time to take a moment to reflect on what Brickell Flatiron means to our city. The development has attracted a diverse mix of residents, including a significant percentage of domestic buyers. While the tower has enjoyed steady sales activity among buyers from Mexico, Argentina, Italy, Venezuela and Colombia, approximately 70% of the building’s buyers came from U.S. markets, evidence that Americans are increasingly drawn to Downtown Miami’s urban lifestyle, which comes at a fraction of the price of luxury living in other gateway cities. The tower’s design is the brainchild of architect Luis Revuelta, who is behind many of CMC Group’s iconic high-rises across Miami, including Bristol Tower, Santa Maria and the EPIC. CMC Group founder and Brickell Flatiron’s developer Ugo Colombo enlisted master Italian designer Massimo Iosa Ghini to create one-of-a-kind spaces throughout the building that are adorned with premium materials ranging from Milldue cabinets and hand-cut Italian marble floors, to custom kitchens by Snaidero and professional-grade Miele appliances; BrickellFlatiron.com.
Some of the most unforgettable experiences for Rodrigo Vianna, MD, PhD, are when he comes across a patient who is now an adult and he performed a transplant on them as a baby. Seeing them older, living healthy lives, doing the things they love, is an ongoing inspiration.
The Chihuahua breed’s origins are steeped in mystery. It’s widely believed that they are direct descendants of the Techichi — a small dog of Chinese ancestry that dates back to Mayan times. It’s possible that explorers bred the Techichi with a small hairless dog, and the Chihuahua was the result.