The vacant multi-story hospital that has stood over the expressway in Miami Gardens for over 20 years will soon be torn down, according to local officials.
The 11-story building near the Golden Glades Interchange will be destroyed through controlled demolition. The crew will tear down the building piece by piece, and it should be completed in two months. City and county officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the site to commemorate the project last Tuesday, Feb. 28.
It was once Parkway West Regional Medical Center, opened in 1974 and abandoned in 2002. After the demolition, motorists and residents can expect the construction of the convention center, hotel and wedding venue in place of the tattered hospital.
“This is going to be a unique facility, and we’re looking forward to it coming up, prospering, and making our city one of the greatest cities in America,” Miami Gardens Mayor Rodney Harris told Local 10.