Alison Spear

Who Really Designed This Super-Hip South Beach Hotel?

Feb 8, 2013
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We love a good hyperlocal blog -- and the Belle Isle Blog does a comprehensive job of covering both the history and news of its neighborhood, a small island connected to South Beach. It's also the home of the relaxed but still super-hip Standard Hotel, which recently announced an expansion plan. The hotel hopes to raze its east wing, replacing it with a "mechanical parking structure" and a new, two-story building .

Most people think of the building housing the Standard as the former...