Downtown, located on the North Shore of Brickell, is an integral part of the economic center of Miami. By the 2000s, Brickell had captured most of the office development, but since then Downtown has seen a new lease of life, including the development of its bay front.
Residential real estate projects are proliferating, offering spectacular views of Biscayne Bay and with this constant concern to offer proximity to the office sectors. On the commercial side, major projects are underway, including the Sky Rise tower, entirely dedicated to investments, as well as the Miami World Center, which includes not only commercial spaces but also hotels, a convention center and sports areas. .
Downtown attracts tourism, including through the Bayside Marketplace open-air shopping center and the American Airlines Arena, known around the world for hosting the Miami Heat basketball team. In less than ten years, it has also become a world-class cultural center thanks to the Museum of Contemporary Art PAMM (Perez Art Museum Miami) designed by the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, or the Frost Museum of Science, described as the the most innovative science museum in the United States. The opera and concert halls of the Adrienne Arsht Center offer a varied program. Theater, dance, philharmonic, soloists, Broadway shows and festivals follow one another throughout the year, offering internationally renowned headliners.
The Downtown neighborhood is now surrounded by new green spaces such as Museum Park or Bicentenial Park.