Havana Riviera Hotel (Havana, Cuba),

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Material Information

Title:
Havana Riviera Hotel (Havana, Cuba),
Physical Description:
1 photographic print
Language:
English
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Caribbean Area   ( lcsh )
Havana (Cuba) -- 1950-1960   ( lctgm )
Hotels -- Cuba -- Havana   ( lcsh )

Notes

Abstract:
Shows side and back views of the hotel. The Malecon is across the street.
Biographical:
A 1950s Cuban landmark, this project was originally given to architect Philip Johnson by Meyer Lansky ca. 1956; however, when Lansky rejected his original proposal, Johnson abandoned the project. Subsequently, Lansky handed over the Havana Riviera project to Igor B. Polevitzky, Verner Johnson & Associates, and they completed the project in 1958. The Havana Riviera remained private for only six months before being seized by Fidel Castro's government.

Record Information

Source Institution:
HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)
Holding Location:
HistoryMiami (formerly the Historical Museum of Southern Florida)
Rights Management:
All rights reserved by the source institution.
Resource Identifier:
local - 1997-508-32
System ID:
AA00015615:00001