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Historic Miami Skycrapers

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We all know that Miami is a relatively new city in the middle of a huge skyscraper boom. You'll be suprised that this new kid on the block does have several historic skyscrapers too. Here are a few from downtownmiami.com

Miami News/Freedom Tower - 1924

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Congress Building - 1925

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Alfred I. Dupont Building - 1938

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Langford Building - 1925

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Biscayne Building - 1925

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Florida National Bank - 1922

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Capitol Building - 1926 (being renovated into lofts)

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Dade County Courthouse - 1928

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Great thread! I never would've thought Miami had much in the way of historic skyscrapers.

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Well I don't see many towers like the Freedom Tower outside of Miami or LA. The mediterrean revival is something that really makes miami stand out in my opinion.

The Freedom Tower has a twin, the Biltmore in Coral Gables (1926).

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How about Miami's first Deco building, The Scottish Rite Temple from 1923.

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There's lots of history here, if you know where to look.

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Much of downtown Miami is a mess of suburban towers-in-the-park with no streetwall (the southern part in particular). They seem to have learned there lesson though, and most of the newer developments seem to be more urban.

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It's on the other side of 95, next to Lummus Park and the River. It's a neat little area that's been decimated by tall public housing projects. There's still some really neat old houses still standing though. I wish 95 would come down and be turned into a wide avenue.

And while I agree that most of the big 80's scrapers are sub-urban in nature, I'd hardly call that "most" of downtown. There's plenty of retail and streetlife downtown. It just needs a dose of residential to get it going again.

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