architecture http://wlrn.org en New Buildings Put Bay Harbor MiMo Buildings At Risk http://wlrn.org/post/new-buildings-put-bay-harbor-mimo-buildings-risk <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bay Harbor’s East Island has been listed as one of the most endangered historic places in the country.</span></p><p>The island, which is home to one of the largest concentrations of Miami Modern architecture in the nation, joined 10 other endangered sites on a list compiled by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:58:41 +0000 Wilson Sayre 35207 at http://wlrn.org New Buildings Put Bay Harbor MiMo Buildings At Risk House That Hosted Beatles May Not Have 'Any Time At All' http://wlrn.org/post/house-hosted-beatles-may-not-have-any-time-all <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A home that provided the backdrop for a </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://life.time.com/icons/beatles-swimming-pool-story-behind-famous-photo/#1" target="_blank">1964 photo shoot with the Beatles</a></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is up for demolition, according to a notice placed in the Miami Herald this month. That possibility has some people reminiscing about old times and others whispering "historic preservation."</span></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:52:28 +0000 Wilson Sayre 31573 at http://wlrn.org House That Hosted Beatles May Not Have 'Any Time At All' Under The Dome With Buckminster Fuller This Saturday http://wlrn.org/post/under-dome-buckminster-fuller-saturday <p>Saturday, the <a href="http://www.mdclivearts.org/home.html" target="_blank">MDC Live Arts series</a> will present the live documentary "The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller." It's a live doc because director Sam Green will live narrate the presentation while indie-rock band&nbsp;Yo La Tengo will lend its musical notes to the score.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 06:39:36 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29437 at http://wlrn.org Under The Dome With Buckminster Fuller This Saturday Britto Meters Still Confuse Drivers, Passersby http://wlrn.org/post/britto-meters-still-confuse-drivers-passersby <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a cool Saturday night and Anthony </span>Rolle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> pulls his blue Infiniti into the parking lot at Joe’s Stone Crab on South Beach, where he’s headed for dinner. He gets out and drops a quarter into the meter in front of his space.</span></p><p>Rolle starts to look a little puzzled. The meter is painted bright yellow with hearts, flowers and cozy-looking houses. This is not a normal parking meter. It's not actually a parking meter at all.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:45:18 +0000 Wilson Sayre 29114 at http://wlrn.org Britto Meters Still Confuse Drivers, Passersby Students Create Blueprints For The Homeless' Future http://wlrn.org/post/students-create-blueprints-homeless-future <p>In observation of Homeless Awareness Week, students at Design and Architecture Senior High (DASH) have created models of possible living solutions for the homeless.</p><p>Each student in Eric Hankin’s architecture class designed a small apartment plan that had to include all the necessities of a regular apartment.</p><p>On Thursday, the students presented their models to professional architects for judging and feedback.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The students were judged based on the creativity, feasibility and presentation of their design.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 10:49:59 +0000 Wilson Sayre 24053 at http://wlrn.org Students Create Blueprints For The Homeless' Future SkyRise, 1,000-Foot Observation Tower, Planned For Downtown Miami http://wlrn.org/post/skyrise-1000-foot-observation-tower-planned-downtown-miami <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Miami developer Jeff </span>Berkowitz<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is putting together a proposal to build a sky-scraping observation tower in downtown Miami. The </span>SkyRise<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Miami tower would stand 1,000 feet tall at the Bayside Marketplace.</span></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:39:30 +0000 Maria Murriel 24025 at http://wlrn.org SkyRise, 1,000-Foot Observation Tower, Planned For Downtown Miami Speed Boat Racing, Jimmy Buffett, Graffiti Art: A Half Century At The Miami Marine Stadium http://wlrn.org/post/speed-boat-racing-jimmy-buffett-graffiti-art-half-century-miami-marine-stadium <p>The Miami Marine Stadium has been through several incarnations over the past five decades, and the latest is the subject of a new exhibit at the Coral Gables Museum.</p><p><em>Concrete Paradise: Miami Marine Stadium</em>, opening Oct. 17, traces the building&rsquo;s distinctive history, from its early days as a speed boat racing venue to today as a giant, graffiti canvas and parkour playground.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 22216 at http://wlrn.org Speed Boat Racing, Jimmy Buffett, Graffiti Art: A Half Century At The Miami Marine Stadium Coconut Grove Playhouse Revitalization Effort Clears State Hurdle http://wlrn.org/post/coconut-grove-playhouse-revitalization-effort-clears-state-hurdle <p></p><p>One of Miami's leading theaters was shuttered in 2006, but an effort to revive the Coconut Grove Playhouse has now cleared an important hurdle with the state.</p><p>On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott and his cabinet approved a plan from Miami-Dade County and Florida International University to rebuild and reopen the historic Miami theater pending resolution of some outstanding financial debts and claims on the property.</p><p>The county's Cultural Affairs Director Michael Spring addressed the Cabinet during a meeting at Miami-Dade College Wolfson Campus.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:41:04 +0000 Arianna Prothero 19338 at http://wlrn.org Coconut Grove Playhouse Revitalization Effort Clears State Hurdle Opa-locka Plans A Major Arts District But Don't Call It Another Wynwood http://wlrn.org/post/opa-locka-plans-major-arts-district-dont-call-it-another-wynwood <p></p><p>Magnolia North is the new name for an area in Opa-locka, which was formerly dubbed The Triangle and known for drugs and crime. Now city leaders hope Magnolia North will be known for galleries and studios and become the next vibrant arts district in South Florida.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 18869 at http://wlrn.org Opa-locka Plans A Major Arts District But Don't Call It Another Wynwood Miami Marine Stadium Advocates Win Big With Crucial City Vote http://wlrn.org/post/miami-marine-stadium-advocates-win-big-crucial-city-vote <p>Advocates for the Miami Marine Stadium have received what they say will be a decisive moment in the effort to renovate and expand the stadium.</p><p>The Miami City Commission has approved a unanimous recommendation from a citizens steering committee, asking that the city designate the needed area surrounding the stadium for a future park's use. Lands are to be under the control of Friends of the Miami Marine Stadium, a group whose sole purpose is to renovate the dilapidated stadium, which has been closed since Hurricane Andrew in 1992.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:06:19 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17270 at http://wlrn.org Miami Marine Stadium Advocates Win Big With Crucial City Vote Why Miami's Abandoned National Treasure, The Marine Stadium, Might Be Coming Back http://wlrn.org/post/why-miamis-abandoned-national-treasure-marine-stadium-might-be-coming-back <p></p><p><em>This story was originally posted in July. Shortly after, the Miami<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;City Commission voted to allow efforts to save the stadium and <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/miami-marine-stadium-advocates-win-big-crucial-city-vote">designate the surrounding area a park</a>. But the clock's ticking.&nbsp;</span></em></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Daniel Rivero 17158 at http://wlrn.org Why Miami's Abandoned National Treasure, The Marine Stadium, Might Be Coming Back Exhibition Hopes To Unveil Opa-locka's Hidden Architectural Gems http://wlrn.org/post/exhibition-hopes-unveil-opa-lockas-hidden-architectural-gems <p></p><p></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Marva Hinton 16852 at http://wlrn.org Exhibition Hopes To Unveil Opa-locka's Hidden Architectural Gems South Florida's Unique Architecture http://wlrn.org/post/south-floridas-unique-architecture <p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Joseph Cooper, Bonnie Berman & Paul Leary 10454 at http://wlrn.org South Florida's Unique Architecture Start Up Cities: Event Looks At How Miami Can Get More Talent, Tolerance And Technology http://wlrn.org/post/start-cities-event-looks-how-miami-can-get-more-talent-tolerance-and-technology <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A conference looking at how Miami can become a nebula for technology start-ups is taking place Wednesday at the New World Center on Miami Beach.</span></p><p></p><p>Called <a href="http://startupcitymiami.eventbrite.com/">Start-Up City: Miami</a>, the conference is in part the brain-child of urban studies expert <a href="http://www.creativeclass.com/richard_florida/about_richard">Richard Florida</a> who lives part-time in Miami Beach.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Feb 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 9139 at http://wlrn.org Start Up Cities: Event Looks At How Miami Can Get More Talent, Tolerance And Technology Local Group Goes To Great Lengths To Preserve Historic Broward County Home http://wlrn.org/post/local-group-goes-great-lengths-preserve-historic-broward-county-home <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Broward residents are reclaiming a little bit of county history. The nearly 100-year-old Sample-McDougald House is opening to the public this weekend.</p><p></p><p>The house has 17 rooms and a two-story wrap-around porch. It's considered a colonial revival-- an architectural style that became popular following the United States' centennial.</p><p></p><p>The newly minted museum has had a long journey to its new home in Pompano Beach.</p><p></p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:10:00 +0000 Arianna Prothero 5519 at http://wlrn.org Local Group Goes To Great Lengths To Preserve Historic Broward County Home