Walk This Way: Miami’s Baywalk and the Underline

January 26th, 2015

 Concept for the Bayline project. Miami isn't known as the most pedestrian friendly city, but change may be on the horizon, two new urbanization projects--Baywalk and the Underline-- aim to create public walkways throughout the Magic City, forming a new way to see the city and a friendlier place for pedestrians and cyclists Read More...

Extinct, Refurbished, and Classic Malls of South Florida.

December 18th, 2014

The holidays are fast approaching! Tis’ the season to send festive cards, spend time with loved ones, and make mad dashes to shopping malls. So grab your shopping list as we head over to some of the extinct, refurbished, and classic malls of South Florida.   Photo courtesy of the Florida Archives Miracle Mile Miracle Mile was designed by real estate developer George E Read More...

The Dade County Courthouse: A Beacon of Justice

September 22nd, 2014

  Photo courtesy of the Florida Archives. A beacon of justice, the Dade County Courthouse has had an illustrious past spanning over 80 years. This historical building was the first high-rise built in downtown Miami. It was also Dade County's third courthouse. Standard Oil tycoon Henry Flagler donated the land at 73 West Flagler Street where the second courthouse, built in 1904, once stood Read More...

All Aboard the Rebirth of Flagler’s Railroad

September 5th, 2014

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz8pjfyxjDU&feature=youtu.be "It's Coming Down This Week!" read the newspaper headlines in 1963. The City of Miami decided that the downtown Miami Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) station needed to be demolished. Continuing labor strikes had disrupted passenger service for years Read More...

Kiehnel & Elliott: A Brief Survey of the Firm’s Miami Projects

April 9th, 2014

It is no surprise that when looking at Miami Boom-Era architecture the name Kiehnel & Elliott comes to mind. The firm, originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, had designed several buildings before moving its offices to Miami in 1922. The firm’s buildings became exemplary of the Mediterranean Revival style during the 1920s such as the extravagant El Jardin (now the Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart) in Coconut Grove Read More...

Boom Era Icon: Downtown Miami’s Sears Tower

January 9th, 2014

Sears building, June 17, 1982. Photo Courtesy: Miami News Collection, HistoryMiami Performing its own arabesque on 13th and Biscayne Boulevard is the iconic Sears Tower that stands at the heart of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Miami.  Shopping mall aerial Read More...

Hot Couture: Downtown Miami’s Burdines Building

December 19th, 2013

Flagler Street at night. Postmarked July 20,1956. Photo Courtesy: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory Famous for being the source for year-round “Sunshine Fashions,” Burdines department store was founded in 1896 in Bartow, Florida by William Burdine and partner Henry Payne Read More...

When Art Imitates Life: The Pérez Art Museum Miami

December 5th, 2013

Why get caught up with the art fairs on Miami Beach when you can satisfy your art and food cravings at the new Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) in Museum Park at Biscayne Bay. December 4th marked the official grand opening of the long-awaited $220 million project designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron Read More...