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MIAMI - As Seen From Above South Beach

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It's a great time to be in Miami, and what better place to enjoy the scenery than from atop one of the tallest buildings in South Beach. I made my way up to my building's roof over Superbowl weekend and took a crapload of pictures to share with you guys. Enjoy!

First, a map so you can get a feel for the geography and see where I took the pictures from (where the red arrow is pointing).

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Cranes!

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Looking East down 15th Street towards the beach

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Belle Island, along the Venetian Causeway

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The Brickell wall taking shape

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The Waverly, by Arquitectonica

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Bay Road condo's and the rest of Miami Beach

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Looking across the northern limits of South Beach, over Lincoln Road and The Setai (blue building) in the distance

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A mini strip mall of local amenities on Alton Road

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Lots of semi-dense low-rise apartments lie between the beach and the bay

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South Beach

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Miami Beach and places north

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The wall of high-rise condos along the beach stretches for dozens of miles

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Flamingo Park's position in South Beach is much like Central Park in Manhattan

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A typical residential block in South Beach

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The tallest condo on the right, Continuum, lies at the southern tip of South Beach

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South Beach

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South Pointe in the background, home to some of the most expensive condos in Miami

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The Waverly and South Beach

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The Waverly and Biscayne Bay

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The Flamingo's courtyard

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From front to back: MacArthur Causeway bridge, Fisher Island, and Virginia Key

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From front to back: MacArthur Causeway, Port of Miami, Fisher Island, Virginia Key, and Key Biscayne. It's hard to tell, but yes, there is water separating all of those land masses.

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Star Island, home to countless celebrities, and the Port of Miami

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Biscayne Bay islands and Downtown Miami

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The Venetian Islands and the burgeoning Midtown Miami

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The Venetian Islands

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My building's basketball court, on top of the 7-story parking garage

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Miami Beach is surprisingly dense for Florida

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More islands, condos, and beautiful weather

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The buildings along the beach in the center of the picture are of the art deco variety on Ocean Drive

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It only takes about 15 minutes to walk from the bay to the beach in South Beach

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Check out that grid system

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The Flamingo's roof

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I love this place!

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Fantastic pictures! You've got a nice view there!

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Awesome! Miami is definitely on my favorite cities list. Looking forward to making another trip there this year.

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Thanks for posting. Thanks for the reference point too. How crazy is that to have a basketball court on the 7th floor on top of a parking garage. Great views. Belle Island has some impressive development for such a small place.

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Awesome pictures and impressive developments indeed... Miami is high on my list to visit soon, I haven't been in 21 years!!!

I was thinking though, with all that dense development what the insurance costs would be if a major hurricane struck the area... :unsure:

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For a modern city, I love Miami. It's got a nice clean feel to it. And the vegetation is a great bonus. I love rooftop basketball courts. You don't see to many of these much. When I was in Manhattan for a few months, my apt building had a basketball court on a lower part of the building which was about 10 stories up. I always loved the views

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Reminds me of GTA: Vice City. If it were not for Dubai, Miami would be getting a lot more development pub.

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