It only took, oh, 15 years or so, so long that it began to feel like a fable. But Miami Worldcenter’s vast and long-delayed “city within a city” is finally rising from the ground just north of downtown. For real.

Worldcenter’s 60-story, glass-wrapped Paramount luxury condo tower, which sits on a block-long retail and amenity podium, has topped off and will open next year. A stand-alone retail and garage building is under construction across what will be the city’s first pedestrian-only shopping street.

A model of the first phase of the multi-block Miami Worldcenter project, now under construction just north of downtown Miami.
Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

A model of the first phase of the multi-block Miami Worldcenter project, now under construction just north of downtown Miami.
Pedro Portal pportal@miamiherald.com

A block away, the Caoba rental apartment tower nears completion, with a projected opening late this year. And developer ZOM’s Luma rental tower is set to break ground this summer.

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