Dadeland’s New Wing: Trendy, Airy, Open

July 15th, 2013

http://youtu.be/h43oBeq4GCk The Miami Herald's Business Monday story about Dadeland Mall's new Kendall wing highlights the addition's openness, airiness and retail diversity: Where the space was previously devoted to just two stores the new 102,000 square foot wing hosts twenty-two, including five restaurants Read More...

Miami Marine Stadium Now in Friend’s Hands

July 12th, 2013

http://youtu.be/eoBLbzAqmu4 Yesterday the Miami City Commission voted to give Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium control of the entire Stadium site, parking lots included, so that the non-profit organization can work up a plan to renovate, expand and re-open the grafitti-covered MiMo landmark. Pop idol Gloria Estefan helped convince commissioners, speaking by way of a prerecorded video Read More...

For Future Development, Opa-locka Looks to the Arts

July 8th, 2013

http://youtu.be/8L-_u-XV3Ts Long-time Miamians will spot Fernando Peinado's Miami Herald article on Opa-locka's artistic aspirations as the latest in a long line of Herald stories in which an economically troubled community seeks economic salvation through art. Years ago, when Herald scribes wrote about the exciting potential of a rundown oceanfront neighborhood called South Beach, they were, like the legendary prophet Cassandra, heard but not heeded Read More...

Beach Planning Commission: Gleason Can Go

June 26th, 2013

http://youtu.be/l7PoRhZTCbU In the Miami Herald Christina Veiga reports that Miami Beach's Planning Board is OK with demolishing the historic Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater as part of the redevelopment of the city's 52-acre convention center district. Veiga's story also includes detailed accounts of the two development plans and the Planning Board's responses to them Read More...

One Herald Plaza Memory Bank: Linotype, Cliches and Stereotypes

June 25th, 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAKE8VzvJZk The Wolfson Archives' movie tour of One Herald Plaza when it was new continues, getting into the nitty-gritty technical details of publishing a newspaper fifty years ago. The new clip in the Archives' playlist, "One Herald Plaza Memory Bank," takes viewers on a whirlwind trip through the lost world of metal type and engraved plates, beginning in the Herald's composing room and photo studio Read More...

One Herald Plaza Memory Bank Adds More Memory

June 19th, 2013

http://youtu.be/fAB3WAwGdMI The Wolfson Archives' look at One Herald Plaza when it was new continues with another clip in its YouTube playlist, One Herald Plaza Memory Bank. The new clip, from a film produced by Miami filmmaker Fred Frink, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Women’s Department and the process of preparing news stories for publication Read More...

Architect & Preservationist Les Beilinson, 1946-2013

June 18th, 2013

[caption id="attachment_665" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ocean Drive's Art Deco hotels. Photo: Nanosmile[/caption] Miami Beach architect and preservationist Les Beilinson died on Friday, June 14. He was sixty-six years old. His obituary in the Miami Herald tells the story of a Miami Beach native who played an important part in the revival of South Beach and the preservation and conservation of its architecture Read More...

One Herald Plaza Memory Bank

June 11th, 2013

http://youtu.be/pPCYcgzBt8c The Miami Herald Building’s end times present a good opportunity to look back on the history of the building, and the Wolfson Archives' YouTube channel has started a new playlist, "One Herald Plaza Memory Bank," featuring clips that document One Herald Plaza's past. Among them: Excerpts from a film produced about 1963 by Miami filmmaker Fred Frink Read More...

Renovation and Revitalization in Opa-Locka

June 3rd, 2013

http://youtu.be/u20CgawMBeQ Paradise Afshar reports on new momentum for historic preservation in Opa-Locka, focused on the city's centerpiece, City Hall. Afshar notes that the City Hall, designed by architect Bernhardt E. Muller, is currently unoccupied. Her story also details future possibilities for the historic structure Read More...

One Herald Plaza’s Long Goodbye

May 23rd, 2013

[caption id="attachment_556" align="alignleft" width="300"] The sun sets on One Herald Plaza. Photo: barefootmailman.org .[/caption] The big building on Biscayne Bay housed a newspaper, an important one, and journalists worked there, so it's not surprising that the Herald's withdrawal from its downtown headquarters is better documented than most corporate relocations Read More...