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A bit of 1960s London planned for Brickell

The 44-story Bond condo tower will feature prints by celeb UK photographer Terry O'Neill
Sean Connery photographed by Terry O'Neill

Sean Connery photographed by Terry O’Neill

London is calling at The Bond on Brickell, a 328-unit, 44-story condo tower set to break ground later this year that will be adorned with vintage prints by British celeb photographer Terry O’Neill, “melted” steel and a lit-up Abbey Road. The Bond’s developer, Rilea Group, tapped Mexico City-based Loguer Design to outfit the building’s lobby and other common areas, according to a company release.

“We approached The Bond with the goal of creating an ambiance that would feel like home to London’s legendary jet-setters of the 1950s and 60s, as well as the jet-setters of today,” Ramon Alonso, senior partner of Loguer Design and head designer of The Bond, said in the release. The result: pin-striped granite floors in the car entryway and an illuminated crosswalk-homage to The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover.

The 60s-swinger concept continues into the lobby, where O’Neill’s photographs of Sir Elton John, Bond girl Barbara Bach, and Sean Connery, lounging in Gaetano Pesce’s UP 5 chair, will be prominently displayed against hand-stitched leather and suede walls. A contemporary version of the gray cashmere chair in a photo of Connery will be placed directly beneath the image, as part of The Bond’s permanent collection, the release said. — Emily Schmall