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Photo tour: Fort Lauderdale: Downtown, Beach

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Spent some time in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the largest city and the seat of government for Broward County. Downtown is very clean, walkable, and picturesque. With downtown located a few miles west of the Intracoastal Waterway, the New River plays a more dominant role in the downtown's character.

1. Approaching downtown on US 1 north

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2. US 1 south

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11. Downtown condos

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Broward County Courthouse

14. the original building, typical 1950s-70s hideousness

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15. western annex

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16. eastern annex

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18. eastern annex and Broward County Jail

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19. Courthouse, jail, and 110 Tower (tallest office bldg in Fort Lauderdale)

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22. Las Olas Blvd, eastbound

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26. Las Olas Riverhouse

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27. the New River

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29. Fountain

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30. Broward County Main Library

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33. neat logo

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34. every parking meter should be like this

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37. Las Olas Riverhouse

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39. downtown townhouses

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40. Henry Kinney Tunnel, only tunnel in Florida.

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41. US 1/Federal Highway goes under the New River

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45. The Waverly

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47. looking west

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49. 100 Tower, tallest office building in Fort Lauderdale

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More photos to follow!

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This has totally changed my view of Fort Lauderdale. What a very beautiful city from the pictures prespective of course. You are correct, the downtown area appears very clean. My stays in Florida have been in Boca and I fear that I have not taken the time to drive the short distance to Fort Lauderale. The next time I am in Boca I will definitely visit this lovely city for myself. I am totally impressed.

Thank you for sharing.

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PART II - LAS OLAS ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Las Olas Boulevard is Fort Lauderdale's main drag through downtown. West of Federal Highway (US 1) you will find high-rise office buildings and condo towers. East of US 1 is the entertainment district, which features shops, boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife, seven days a week.

52. Las Olas trolley

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66. Las Olas district and Downtown

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68. canal, eastern boundary of Las Olas district

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69. Las Olas office buildings, downtown

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THE RIVERFRONT

The New River goes through the heart of Fort Lauderdale. Downtown, most high-rise development is on the north side of the river, with mostly government buildings (courthouse, jail, etc.), law offices, etc., on the south side. A Riverwalk extends along the north and south banks of the river.

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75. Nu River Landing, on the south side of the river

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78. Courthouse

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80. Las Olas Riverfront

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82. FEC railroad bridge... someday (hopefully) Tri-Rail commuter service will run along this corridor

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85. alleyway

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90. South bank is more quaint but still very charming

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FORT LAUDERDALE BEACH

91. Las Olas Blvd ends at Ocean Blvd (SR A1A).

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93. Beach Place, Fort Lauderdale's "CocoWalk"

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95. Marriott Beachplace Towers

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More photos can be found here:

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This has totally changed my view of Fort Lauderdale. What a very beautiful city from the pictures prespective of course. You are correct, the downtown area appears very clean. My stays in Florida have been in Boca and I fear that I have not taken the time to drive the short distance to Fort Lauderale. The next time I am in Boca I will definitely visit this lovely city for myself. I am totally impressed.

Thank you for sharing.

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I'm glad you enjoyed them! :) You should definitely take that short excursion to Fort Lauderdale. Head to Hollywood while you're at it too. And heck, you've driven far down, why you don't you take a trek down to Miami and Miami Beach too. ;)

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Incredible thread Aessotariq, you have showcased Ft. Lauderdale's downtown boom well. It's great to see so many new residential buildings being constructed in the CBD. I definately need to take a trip up there one of these days.

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These are some of the best pics I've seen! You're right, Ft. Laud is VERY clean, in an almost Boca-like sterile environment lol. I like how their office towers have good street level retail, which is key for a pedestrian downtown. I can't wait to see what else is in store for downtown!!!

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Fort Lauderdale pictures I took a couple months ago:

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3. Museum of Discovery and Science

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4. the Broward Center for the Performing Arts

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12. Museum of Discovery & Science

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14. Riverwalk

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16. River House

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18. Across the river from the Performing Arts Center

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21. Las Olas

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22. Las Olas

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Thanks for sharing, Catalyst! It looks like you were a bit west of where I was, in the Avenue of the Arts area, where the New River bends slightly. Now we have a much more complete look of the downtown area.

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