In 1976, South Beach's population was aging and so were the buildings.
Then came Leonard Horowitz.
"I'll take care of the buildings. I'll do the frosting on the cake because these look like they're going to be a lot of fun to play with," said Horowitz in a film from 1988 called "Pastel Paradise."
His love for Art Deco is why South Beach looks the way it does today.
Horowitz came from New York -- where he designed furniture, did window dressings for Bloomingdale’s and studied architecture.