Before Hurricane Wilma hit Miami 10 years ago, the tall buildings in Brickell had never had to contend with anything like the more than 100 mph winds the storm brought.
And while the buildings survived, their windows did not fare as well. Broken glass became one of lasting symbols of Wilma’s destruction.
The morning after Wilma made landfall, Santi Gabino left his apartment near Dadeland to go to work at the Four Seasons Hotel in Brickell. On the way in, he thought about picking up a cup of coffee and a donut.