The answer to that question depends on what day you read the Herald.
Thursday, June 11, 2009: Downtown Miami condos filling up fast, report says
BY MONICA HATCHEREleven days later the Herald finds all of those filled-up condos are now mysteriously empty.
With dark windows dulling Miami's twinkling skyline, newly built condo towers may look ghostly. But that's changing as the downtown area quickly fills up with flesh-and-blood residents.
Although condo sales remain sluggish, renters are marching in to help lighten things up. Sales are picking up, too.
An occupancy report released Wednesday, commissioned by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, found that 62 percent of the new condos built since 2003 are, in fact, inhabited by humans.
Monday, June 22, 2009: Condo dwellers finding empty buildings
BY JAMES H. BURNETT IIIIt might be just a coincidence but Broward New Times has an empty-condo story in this week's issue. Not that the Herald would "borrow" story ideas from another paper.
Joshua Hamann jokingly compares himself to the last human in a city overrun by zombies. He's not suggesting his neighbors are zombies. The problem is, he has no neighbors.
Hamann dwells in a newly opened condo. And in the six weeks since moving into the gleaming new Everglades on the Bay in downtown Miami, he has felt pretty lonely. Hamann occupies one of only about 50 sold condos in his 49-story tower, out of 409 units.
A couple miles north at Midtown Miami, Alisha Marks knows the same feeling. ''It was pretty much a ghost town when I got here,'' she says.