Ocean Drive recently sat down with Ugo Colombo to discuss his latest project, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron that will soar 700 feet, have a rooftop pool, spa, and fitness center, include artwork by Julian Schnabel, and will have an unobstructed 360-degree views over glistening Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami.
Marcelle Sussman Fischler begins by discussing Ugo Colombo’s CMC Group and his history of successes in Miami including Epic Residences & Hotel; the Bristol Tower on Brickell Avenue; the posh Santa Maria; Aventura’s chic Porto Vita; and The Collection, his seven-brand luxury automobile dealership.
Fischler asks Ugo Colombo about his ethos when conceptualizing a development, the influence of the Miami culture on design, and his thoughts on the supposed real estate bubble. Fischler also specifically asks Colombo about his passion for Brickell Flatiron.
“I always thought what you see happening now [in Brickell] would eventually happen,” begins Colombo. “This is a little piece of New York inside Miami. You are in an area where you are walking distance to go to work, you have access to tons of restaurants, you have access now to department stores and a bit of retail within a few blocks. You have the best restaurants, all moving to this area. You have access to the Metrorail, and you have access to the offices in the Financial District.”