The horrific demolition of the historic Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach

The building was destroyed in 1957 on Sunday

majestic building From Miami Beach Deauville Resort It was blown up this Sunday. The historical hotel is located on the beachfront and is famous for hosting stars such as the BeatlesIt was It closed five years ago because a fire and hurricane impact left the structure unstable.

The historic Miami Beach hotel was demolished on Sunday

The architects decided that no repairs could be made, ordered its demolition, and thus judged the place that was an icon in Miami Beach, despite petitions and initiatives to save it from architectural heritage protection groups.

The implosion lasted for seconds and Deauville turned into a cloud of white dust that covered the buildings on the seashore and disappeared soon after.

Demolition company BG Group oversaw the operation with Controlled Demolitions Inc. They are the same two companies that were responsible for Remaining Champlain Towers collapse south at Surfsideafter the catastrophic collapse of the building in June last year, in which 98 people were killed.

as detailed Miami HeraldDemolition began at 8 a.m. but an hour before authorities established a “no-go zone” between Collins Avenue and Harding Street, from 65th Street to 70th Street. After the implosion, the area was cleared and bars reopened around 10 a.m.

The hotel was located on the beach

The 540-room building, built in 1957, was a complex in the MiMo style (the transition from ArtDeco to modern), which was designed by Architect Melvin Grossman.

as detailed TelemundoBeginning in the 1960s, the hotel attracted famous politicians, artists, and athletes. It was where you had to go to be considered “someone”.

The hotel closed five years ago after a fire and hurricane impact caused the structure to become unstable.
The hotel closed five years ago after a fire and hurricane impact caused the structure to become unstable.

Famous TV show “Ed Sullivan Show” from the series CBS The Beatles’ performance was broadcast in the hotel’s ballroom in 1964.

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Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Judy Garland, Tony Bennett, Diana Ross and Barbra Streisand, Among other artists, they also performed there.

(Original Caption) Miami Beach, Florida: The Beatles, in their swimwear, train at the Deauville Hotel for their next appearance on Sullivan's TV Show.
(Original Caption) Miami Beach, Florida: The Beatles, in their swimwear, train at the Deauville Hotel for their next appearance on Sullivan’s TV Show.

in 1961 President Kennedy He delivered a speech from his facilities to young people from the Democratic Party.

The famous Cuban trumpet player Arturo Sandoval He even had a nightclub at Deauville Beach Resort in 2006.

Now the unknown knows What will happen to the wonderful terrain Since last Tuesday, Miami Beach voters in an election consultation have rejected a real estate operation that would have allowed Miami Dolphins soccer team owner Stephen Ross to build a larger waterfront development in Historic Deauville.

The Merrillo family, owner of the Deauville land, would have received nearly $500 million, but the purchase was subject to approval in a public consultation that 53% of voters rejected, as against 47% in favour.

For now, the demolition of this little piece of Miami history has left a hole in the North Beach skyline.

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