Title: Revitalizing Lummus Park : a South Beach icon
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Title: Revitalizing Lummus Park : a South Beach icon
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Language: English
Creator: Schwartz, Katie
Publisher: College of Design, Construction & Planning, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2010
Copyright Date: 2010
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Abstract: Beyond the radiant sun, surf and sandy white beaches, Miami Beach is a world- renowned entertainment and cultural destination. From its well-acclaimed Art Deco architecture to celebrated nightclubs and designer fashions, people from all over dream of coming to this city of life. South Beach has become a favored location for films, music, television shows and fashion shoots. One of the most notable areas of Miami Beach is Ocean Drive in South Beach. Ocean Drive runs along Lummus Park and borders the Art Deco District. The locals love it and the tourists can’t get enough. The drive is well known for its lively activity and sidewalk cafe’s. At anytime of the day, you are bound to find an abundance of people, several Lamborghinis and at least one eccentric local, dressed in a neon or batman jump suit . The unique experience that is South Beach is one of a kind that people from all over come to experience every year. In the evening, Ocean Drive really comes to life with the ambient neon glows radiating off the Deco buildings. These neon lights are very symbolic of the night life here. The strip along Ocean Drive is where all the action goes on well into the early hours on the morning. These are actually the only lights along the drive at night. Without street or park lights in my site, Lummus Park falls dead. I want to incorporate 24-hour activity and accurately interpret this great South Beach enegy into the park at night.
Acquisition: Landscape Architecture capstone project
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A Special thanks...


To my Mom and Dad for always supporting me and constantly reminding me that I can do anything. Thank you for the many times
you went out of your way to help me move and function while I was delicious from no sleep. You two are amazing.

To Jared, my best friend and future sugar daddy. Thank you for always being there and knowing how to make me laugh when I
needed a mental rbeak from my projects. You are my rock and I can't wait to take on the redneck Riviera with you.

To all my fiends. Thank you so much for all the encouragement over the years and not thinking I'm completely crazy when you would
call and I would be on my 3rd day with no sleep. I made it!

To my studio family. Thank you for being ale to understand exactly what I was going through and for accepting me in whatever
sweat pantf T-shirt combo I ended up in every night. You are all amazing and I will cherish all the long, long nights, great laughs
and amazing friendships. [lease, stay on Facebook.

To Allison, Chelsea and Sarah. I literally do not know how I could have made it through the past 4 years without you. From the late
night chocolate espresso bean giggles to making sure I actually got to San Fran, Chicago and IDais while in la la land, you girls have
really made my time in our program worth it.

And last but not least, to my advisor Tery Scchnadelbach. Thank you for helping me along this journey and teaching me that a project
isn't gpeat unless I'm having fun doing it. You have been such a great professor and inspiration. Thank you for the Paris trip and
always rocking the latest threads. You are awesome.








































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TABLE OF CONTENTS

SINTROODUCTION AMD SITE HISTORY

CASE STUDIES

SITE ANALYSIS AMD SVNTHESIS

CONCEPTS

MASTERPLAN AND PERSPECTIVES

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In I IlUUCTION ATD HISTORV


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e location of my castone project is in imi eac, F on runs from St. 14 lace irecl on Ocean ive. Tl area of
te Leac is nown as iami eacl's list ical Art ec is rict. y srecific site currently ls o ucls Lum lmus [ar a pALic par kl fi
also cts as Lecl access lo famous,,, Sc,,ull ea. I am inserted in Lse uran design aspecof landscape ;cLsiec e, specifically .w
lan escape design can communicate will Ile architecture in an urLan environment. M iam i Bea ds is known for its well occ iaim ed art d eco a
style anld Ike arcLitectr tat celelsrates it. I wanted to reitalize L[rrn, Fu Prk to reflect klse arl itectural language of Ilse area.


A southwest glimpse of Lummus ParI and its relationship
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Lummus Palrk and Ocean Driv 1930's


Lummus Par 1940's


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BACK IN THE DAY...
South eeah ,wa, the first area o be deelo pe i Miami Bejch. Development beon in the early 190' a, a result
o f t h e u r i s t Lo o m b r o u ch i b o u f b y th e r a i l r a d e t i n b ui l bL pme nr [ l, q l e r t hLe ot r a f r P, l in Le, ch Ao
Miami. Several successful devele [9 emilt 14 Fcng flalle, that an from palm Beach to
Mieam. Se.ea I ..ce s ul develop .e wer the r isienaries behind this innoatie developent plan for Miami Beah.
Ihey wante to create an affodable beach front community and furn the area int a tourist destinaion. Amon,
t h e se u si n e s s menl w e re t h e [u m m u s L r c thI, a l o n q w i t h C a r l fi sh e r a n d JI h n C o l l i n s I h e L u n n l b f h e , r s w e r e
hiqhlq influential in The qrowth of Miami Leach. They were, responsible for Collins A eue, As well _s creatinq
lrqe subdivision on fhe outhefnmct point of the beach. I, 10 they sold their untouched oceanfront property from
th to 14tth to 'he Citf of Miami Leah for $40,000, TIhe bLothe spec ~d to the il,1 4 ht they w o.uld lik to
Sthe lnd ued a, a public park ,and plsctouncl The land. was edicate tfo the puli and named [ulu, lark itn
athi hJo. nfor tu-ityTi l, h th mids s t hei original visi, n Lt,, as the wealthy inadd the isl..nd .. d it Lecme
hPeavy wind,. Three hu late the S l Me ,lalf Cas,,h 19 which Jestro muc of he a-ra I, flood and
confiene. in South each al, he Jwealth, occurred. These events destrcye all financial
c onfi d e n c e. i S c ut h i c.h a n]. th e wa l h y b e a n t o m o v e e ls e w h e re .

Dtouin the L epaehion in te 1 ,' an ar[mhitectual rec lution came to Miam i Beaeh. cA Dn 4lCoup of people came
T o th1e L eah An Dect. a Tr e n umb e f small h telas and partmens with a modern style that as new to the area,
Shis sitLe is k .nown a An [eco. The eteco Luiliq that were f alone cean D shr a symbolic elation
.... with,,I f r. h, r h 7 ahotel wereL, 4gL.Jl tl f . .
return, the b'ildinus c[rk.iThed to the pare bul watll th thouqhl' ihfatct par would serxe as n outdoor lhvinj room. In
, the muidins onibued. t th q Ar eatinq the pars ee with a unique, colorful slin. tihat could nl,
Loins,,en fro i.n dl e hv paro. If, h A, c A hotels were bilt with emphasis on efficiency and functionalism which
pid,'o offo ,al, T i, s Toul l chi oom helped bn,,,rinq the are, a ot oif the depresio b atfractinq, lar,
amount of ,,ourist,. This wold e the LeinninR of Miami Uech 's Pou ariJy lo00o. TIhese uildinqs were not just the
~first r of Ar ,o ~in the area but a m of a new eqinninq for Miami Beach.

hrouh he years, Miami ah has elonomic f ols. Inn the 70s, the hotels were beqinninq to experiene finncial
difficunlies. This irse Ieea redee lopmen 1 plans hat to reconstr uc ihe city comp etely. Th ise plans
w ou ld in lve de stro inq the his to rical deo Luil in s. In 1 9 9 a qrup ofI a c ivif sts fi h tinq oqainsl the pressure o f
a declining economy and the ideas of urban renew, ielpe stali the imi each Architectal District, the
larestf Art Deco district in the world. This fiht to keep these building li. woBeac not ceme eas- t" n of the ole,
buildings in the district had to be saved by individual investors who completed siqni ic not rehaLilitation, but maint-nine
the -riinal character. This area to d. ain., more than o orchifte cturlly significant Lbilldion, U ,iqned in the
Art Deo style. The area contains the rest collection of Ant Deco architecture in the co"trI. Developed in the
1930's when Deco was considered fresh, the district is the Nation', ou qe historical Jtic an ws plaPed in
the National eriser of historic Places in 1979. In 1988, ummus ne wast hist al dhistrnd was placed
nationall feqisfer.


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eyoncd the radiant sun, surf and sandy wkite beaches, Miami Feack is a world- renowned
entertainment and cultural destination. From its well-acclaimed Art Deco architecture to celebrated
nightclubs and designer fashions, people from all over dream of coming to this city of life. South
Feack has become a favored location for films, music, television shows and fashion shoots. One of the
most notable areas of Miami Beach is Ocean Drive in South Beac[. Ocean Drive runs along
Lummus .arl and Lorders the Art Deco District. ITe locals love it and the tourists can't et enou....
ITe drive is well known for its lively activity and sidewall cafe's. At anytime of the day, you are
bound to find an abundance of people, several Lamborgkinis and at least one eccentric local, dressed
in a neon or batman jump suit. Ihe unique experience that is South Feack is one of a kind that people
from all over come to experience every year.

In the evening, Ocean Drive really comes to life with the ambient neon glows radiating off the Deco
buildings. TIese neon lights are very symbolic of the night life here. ITe strip along Ocean Drive is
where all the action goes on well into the early hours on the morning. Ikese are actually the only lights
along the drive at night. Without street or park lights in my site, Lummus .ark falls dead. I want to
incorporate 24-hour activity and accurately interpret this great South Feack enegy into the park at
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GOALS ArD OBJECTIVES:


Introduce design character that will emphasize the area's Art Deco fashion
* Develop visual representation of Art Deco design by using materials and patterns
Implement neon lighting in the site to complement the art deco buildings at night
* D develop a plan to link the aesthetics of the park and surrounding architecture


Improve the aesthetic quality of Lummus Dark
* Restore the main promenade running though the park
* Install decorative and functional elements throughout the site
* Create an area tiat will display local talent
* Develop visual linkages between the park and the adjacent street to alleviate pedestrian congestion


Improve functionality in the park
* Update the seating areas witl new modern seating
* Provide new permanent lounge seating
* Provide temporary cafe's and Leach Lar spaces for gathering
* Provide a design that allow the site to be utilized during the evening


Accurately interpret Ocean Drives energy into the site at night
* Develop lighting in an aesthetic character similar to tke surrounding context
* create spaces that could be utilized by the large evening crowds of Ocean Drive
P* provide 24-kour activity































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CASE STUDIES


[1. LAUIDEIDALE BEACH, FL
I ks project is similar in character to my site and is a great example of interweaving tke sidewall
cafes and stores across tke street t tke adjacent Leach. ThIke sidewalks and sculptural features
are designed with a playful sense of mind and really capture the viLe of historical Ft. Lauderdale
Leack. TIke wave wall running along tke beacfront promenade is a great feature for tke site and
kas becm m trdemrl, for tke beLck. TIe bLcl, paying pattern was created for aestketics as
well as a way finding tool for pedestrians wit tke pattern running tkroucjk crosswalks at
intersections.
In the program, tkey eliminate street paroing long tke Leack in order to widen tke promenade.
T Lis allows more space for pedestrians and cyclists to enjoy. Ikere is also a trademarl wave
wall tkat runs on tke Leack side of tke main promenade. Ike wall is Las grea a estketics and
provides seating as well as a buffer to tke sandy area.








BARCE[LOA BEACH, SPAIn
The contextt of this sife is ver similar to my site with main promenade running alcng the beach
'ath d en se Luild n g s a d ja cent to if. T h is l roca f i mnot nl l r un n m a lonI th b ea c
with d e .. buiins adj. ent it This W, a on is not only a oFular dal time desination but alive
at niq t with enterfainment. is desi g sn oT s well b y providing interesting. g art and focal points fhat
n be ou sd out~sin thh dayn and te w r w ell to ie ,,tch hut ars are a very successful elements
th u gaut tif d es i g n a n d the wfen dl t ti i ft e h e si T h e u se o f lig h tin g is a n o th e r fe a tu re
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VEMICE BEACH, CALIFClr I \
This bach is ag., t example of what a design could be it you dd a little tun[c tc it. The main
L dwalL running along the Leach on ce side and the hip shop and restaurnts o th other
is a huge success in this design. It connects the ntral site of the Leach n te ofe
structures running along it and attracts oists and artists alike. I ctv ense clus e, I
tdoor gym area and a affit wall hihlichs in this amazing par. The
entire beachside if full of artistic sculptures and elements that enco m iass What m ach has
come to be famous ,. encompass wht ne C has
The Desiner wanted to create a park that would e ,
and innovative'. Comin, off of the grand la1wnl, ta l roesistan, ood tcfi,, -isfic
street the We JAL,, d e 'esign povies recreational areas,
stree t at bike paths, a skate p a k, child en' la y areas and stree t furniture. T here is also
Cot emroraty yedncs to set uph along tehe outid of the pr h. Ths pr is similar in
context tc my site and expresses the chr acfter that hlped influence my design,








WATERFRONT DAARK, CHARLESTON S.C.
Ihe park was designed as a place where people can get away from the crowded downtown
area and come to a place of serenity and relaxation. hIe design consists of a 1,200 ft
promenade that runs along the water throughout the site. Ihis promenade is lined with native
Palms and allows visitors to experience beautiful Cooper river's restored natural marshk
habitat. TIe park has a large centralized pineapple fountain tat represents Carleston's
soultern hospitality. TIe fountain acts as a focal point in Ite parks design and attracts visitors
to its unique and inviting display.
Ike site is filled witl shaded intimate areas to sit and enjoy the space. Its main shaded area
is on the west side of the site and as you move towards the water the site opens up to a great
lawn area over-looking the river. Ihis allows visitors the option of shade vs. sunny areas. A
400 foot long wharf and 365 foot long fishing pier are other attractions at the park. Ihe
pier projects out into the water and is furnished with shaded porch swings and benches in classic
southern influenced design.
Overall, attention to detail was giving to all of the elements of the design from Ite furniture to
the landscape and paving materials. bIe paving materials were remnants of tIe former port
and the landscape materials were native to the Ckarleston area. TIe park was designed for
passive and active recreational activities at many different scales. It has been created to attract
joggers, cyclists, fishers and walkers and it does a great job doing that and keeping tIe kistori-
cal ckae.cter of tke site at tke same time.





CASE STUDIES


CLEVELADEIR HOTEL AND PARK WASHINGTO> HOTEL
MIAMI BEACh, FL
Ike Clevelander Art Deco Wotel has been the kotspot in Miami's South Beach since it opened
in 1938. It represents the streamline deco architectural style with its pastel blue window brows
and pastel pink square and diamond accents. It has a bright neon pink marquee that is positioned
above e t oetel's porck. TIe deco style pool and neon glass-block bars outside are tIe historical
Hotels main attraction. I loved using this Wotel's interior and exterior to influence my parls de-
sign. Ike neon lights that take over the Clevelander at night show the viLe tat is South Beach.

Ike Parlk askington is another historical Art Deco kotel on Miami Beach. Its use of
portholes along its poolside wall truely represents a distinct deco design. TIe Lold vertical lines
along the Wotels facade demonstrate the streamline modern deco style.T e material choices used
throughout the Wotel are similar to TIe Clevelander with tile mosaic and neon lighting at night.





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Waking along the Loardwalk near the Junes.


Ike center promenade wilt information kiosl


My first concept was influenced by the history of the area and the thouct of educating the public as they walked
through tIe site. I proposed signage along all intersections on Ocean Drive going into the parl that would be
dedicated to te Art Deco buildings across the street. T is was intended to inform visitors of te historical
background of the area. Sticking with this idea, I also proposed signage along the main inner walk that would eack
represent a decade in Miami Beack History from the late 1800's to today.
Historically, 1Oth street was the main entrance to Lummus aork. With tkis in mind, I designed this concept to have
the middle of the site be the main focus. In this area would e a scattered outdoor cafe vendors and back hut Lars.
Ike last main element in this concept is the boardwalk that runs along the dunes. TIis would emphasize the views
of the site and the architecture. TIis long boardwalk would also kave permanent lounge seating. Ike area the
boardwalk is proposed is under used and lacks seating. Adding elements kere would provide a new experience to the
visitors to park.


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W\aling towards the beach through the lighting elements



for this concept, I evenly distributed my ideas throughout the site giving no area a certain hierarchy. I Eliminated
the street parking along the park side of Ocean Drive to be able to extend the sidewalk 10ft.khis would allow /
more pedestrian traffic on the park side of Ocean Drive and alleviate the congestion across the street. I also'
proposed to leave every other block of the sand area open but install lighting features and sculptures to give those
empty areas a new character. Every opposite blocl of this sand area would be used for Leach bars and cafe's to
provide for and attract visitors to the site.
A new paving pattern would be implemented throughout the entire site. TIis would be used not only as a art deco
accent but also to distinguish the parl walkways. Along with this paving, more direct paths to the beach would
provide easier way-finding and better unobstructed views to the ocean.
Seating along the dunes would allow the sand area to be utilized more and would also act as a buffer from people
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Grass mound used for seating Deco inspired sculpture


Culist grass mound used for lounging in the grass are. of tke site



TIis concept was created with tke idea of an outdoor living room. Tkis concept was used wken designing all tke
Art Dec Hotels on Ocean Drive. TIke idea was tkat tke outside area in front of eack kotel would act as tke
kotel's open l0bI space. Witk tIis in mind, I proposed more comfortable park consisting of art deco inspired
seating suck as culist grass mounds for lounging and updated furniture tkrougkout tke site.
Beack bars and cofe's would Le scattered on tke s.nd area, similar to cofe's and Lars tkot you would find in a
modern ktel lo y Along witl, tke cafe's, Art Deco art and sculptural elements would Le installed witl, tke idea
of hotel'ss lb ,b1 art.
I also proposed t at ve-icular traffic would Le eliminated completely making it pedestrian only. Tkis is a similar
idea to Venice Beack, CA. and would provide direct access from tke tels to tke park.


Seon green lighting on mounds at night


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that would flow into the dynamic volume of Ocean Drive. After
critiquing my three early concepts, I realized that Ocean Drive
was a unified strip but each Deceo building had its own individual
expression. I was losing that expression by trying to design a
completely linear and consistent park.

For my final design, I looked towards tke historic buildings for
inspiration. lach block was a different focus and made into it's
own outdoor room, which is a popular motif in Art Deco design.
While designing tke spaces ,eack building ad its own influence
with unique geometries and design characteristics.

Throughout my plan you will notice the use of circles and the
grouping of tree. Ikis is prominent design concept in Miami
Beack's Art Deco design Radial lines and the sitting of the
axis are also prevalent accents in the Miami's Art Deco. Using
architectural accents to inspire my spaces, I integrated tkese
concepts into my masterplan.

Art Deco does not just represent just one style. Miami Beach's
Art Deco district illustrates more than five different deco styles.
Ike most celebrated are Streamline Modern,
Tropical Deco, MiMi (Miami Modern), Nautical Dece and
Contemporary Modern. Each style has its own distinct
characteristics. Some focus on curvilinear shapes and circles,
others utilize strictly vertical and horizontal lines or zigzags.


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way. Portoles were used to represent the autical Deco,
Curvilinear elements to represent Streamline Modern and
Different linear features to express Contemporary. lack shape
has its own purpose and style.


Material also plaUs a huge role in Art Deco. Ibe are many
materials used in deco design but tke ones I focused on most are
glass block, mosaic tile, decorative sculptural panels, pastels,
stucco finishes and neon lighting.


Using those materials, I wanted to create a space that is not only
colorful and lively Juring tke day but also at night. Ike magic
of South Beack is on Ocean Drive Juring the evening. All tke
historic Art Deco Wotels are alive with neon colored lighting
yet across the street Lummus .Par falls dead. I wanted to use
neon lighting throughout my design to integrate tkat lively deco
architecture into the park.


I wanted to create a masterplan that expressed tke idea of day
and night. In my plan all tke elements are exist Juring tke day,
however, using neon lines, I was able to convey them in their
evening state. Lighting in tke landscape is suck a powerful
element to a design. rot only does it allow a site to be utilized
During the evening but, in my design, it also expresses a distinct
character tkat embodies such a Listorical area.


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L ummrs [arF is a major part oS out B aclc. Anrone -bw0 Las
been to & tb [eacA cas most likely walked tbrougbq Lmmus [Fk
on Ibeir ayt tmbcb. lo rvitalize fbis park won!] mean to

create a space tat would bLe more significant an, act as some ting
otbr, Ioan just a passive area before Ibe beach.









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is area connects many second, s w a
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the par towards the trianJular plaza and the
9th street entrance,, The plaa has multi-level
platforms with integrated seating.

[iht: The wave seat walls with the raised
grass area viewed from Ocean Drive. Ihe
walls act as art and function.


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APPENDIX



I. Literature review

"Deco Delights: Preserving the beauty and joy of Miami Beack Arckitecture" L Baralbra Daer Capitman- Written Ly the founder of the MDIDL, this book tells the story of the Art Deco architecture of Miami
Feach.

"Tropical Deco: Ike Architecture and design of old Miami each with self guided walking tours in the Mational register Historic District" Ly Laura Cerwinske- Ikis Look gives insig to thIke design of old Miami
Leach. It explains the influences of tke Tropical Deco' architecture as well as materials and design detailing.

"Remaking the ULan Waterfront" L UAban Land Institute- Explains the planning process behind a ur an waterfront park and provides great examples.

"10th Street Auditorium, Beach Patrol Headquarters master plan" L, SIA Arcitectural group- Gives insight to the design process behind te loth Street Auditorium wkick is located on my site. STA does a
great historical and sight analysis of Lummus Lark.

"Ocean Drivel Collins Ave. Historic District Expanded District Designation report" bL City of Miami Beach, Department of Historic Lreservation and Uran Design- hIis is a report that proposes a exten-
sion on Loundaries for the historic district. It gives a great history breakdown of the area.

"Art Deco Spot Illustrations and Motifs: 513 Original Designs" bL William Rowe- A display of over 500 original art deco motifs. Gives insight to design detail of art deco.

"Ike Life and Times of a Deco Dowager: Ihe Edison Hotel" bL Judith S. Berson- ITe book documents the revitalization of the Art Deco District in Miami Beach and one of tke main Wotels of the time, The
Edison.

"Art Deco (World of Art)" Ly Alastair Duncan- A survey of art deco style and kistor,.






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III. Contacts

City of Miami Deach
Larks and Recreation:
Phonla( Gracie, Landscape projects Coordinator, Green space Management

Planning and Zoning Department:
Rickahd G. Lorber, AICP, LEED AP, Actinqg planning Director
Jake Seiberlinq, lanner
Debbie lackett, Senior planner

Capital Improvements Projects:
Ihais Viera, PA, Capital Irojects coordinator

Miami Design Lreservation league
Marie Hernandez, Executive director

Dermello Ajamil andl a1tners, Inc.
Jorgqe Ferrer, artner









IV. Helpful Wsites

www. abfla. corn


www. bLittfexus..corm Softh Deach


www.miacmibeach411.comr


www.[ontanalCO3.com_-Miami_Leach_hlistor,

www.VisitSobeonline.cor


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SITE HISTODV


1900'o M,om. Boc dJ,.velopmen

1912 Lummu. lbrolterouql1600
..., ,.llh of 15Lh ..reel to l uld ll,
Oc...nBD...5' J,.bd..,,n
1915 Lu.... Bro II ocen..fon
prop-rt, from 5'h 1o 14'h to th. C.th of
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1940', Th bu,ld,ng boom Ulp.d
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an. d strted ,I ....... populor,lth


1976 T6h Mom, Beoch P-r.r...on
L--.. f..fund ond ..J --d Ih6
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1979 Te Nolonol Rrl,ler of HloI..
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elwee.- 5s on. 15' Ihe Al Deco

1988 LS.I.T prl. I. d,. Ihe U S
N.1,noI ,I-,-l..... HI.-,c londmork
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650 orcl lecluro llty Slnlfo nl bulldlnqg
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, I Ihe Irqe. l co1le.,on of A, Deco.
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Soulh Beach, whch so. h of

Ocean Drive between 51L and
14" pl, In Ihe heal of Ihe Arl
Deco Hl,,Iool D,,Incl. I wanted
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GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


Int.odue Jesqign Ahk.oat0. th.t Ill emphaksze i &
...ea' Art Deco fashion
DEv) lop .lsuol reprise. laol, of A.l D.co d.JgIn bq .n U

ImpU ,l n.on Iqhlq ,n he sle ID complemen Ie a. l deco

Develop a plon Iol.n I. e. I hl.c of Ihe po and




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Improve .l aesthetic quality of Lummus ....
Re.Ioe ihe m..n p...... ende nn....n Ihou. ih po.
InsIoll d.co.ol,.v ond funchonl lemenl Ih ..ouhou..l h.

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