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Miamism Fridays

Lincoln Road in South Beach is, without question, a Miami Beach Landmark.  Interestingly enough, it’s a pedestrian mall with a series of architectural follies that have become sculptural objects in the landscape.  Adam Mizrahi from www.UrbanCityArch.com does it again with these unbelivable captures and he also educates us about them with the following description:

Around 1960, Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, whose credits include Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Hotels, was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Road. Lapidus’s design for Lincoln Road, complete with gardens, fountains, shelters, architectural follies, shade structures (each shade structures exploits one 20th century technology in concrete construction – folded plates, cantilevers, floating slabs, etc.) and an amphitheater reflected the Miami Modern Architecture, or “MiMo,” style that Lapidus pioneered in the 1950s. The Road was closed to traffic and became one of the nation’s first pedestrian malls.

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2 thoughts on “Miamism Fridays

  1. Thank you Vlad – make sure you take a look at the Morris Lapidus set on Flickr by Adam, they not only are amazing photos, but document Lincoln Road beautifully

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