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Freedom Tower, Miami

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The Freedom Tower is a building in Miami, Florida, designed by Schultze and Weaver. It is currently used as a contemporary art museum and a central office to different disciplines in the arts associated with Miami Dade College. It is located at 600 Biscayne Boulevard on the Wolfson Campus of Miami Dade College. On September 10, 1979, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed the building on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places as the Freedom Tower / Formerly Miami News and Metropolis Building.The Freedom Tower is directly served by the Miami Metrorail at the Government Center Station and the Historic Overtown/Lyric Theatre Station, as well as by the Metromover at the Freedom Tower Station on the Omni Loop.HistoryOriginally completed in 1925 as the headquarters and printing facility for the newspaper The Miami News, the Freedom Tower is an example of a Mediterranean Revival styled structure with design elements borrowed from the Giralda in Seville, Spain. Its cupola on a 255-foot (78 m) tower contained a decorative beacon.
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  • August 7, 2017
    Building surged from Cuban exiles, immigrants do old city hall building was. Did not get inside the museum complex to explain such a history is now becoming could. Feel the weight of history and landscape of just around a modern skyscraper, so business as usual during the building.
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  • July 24, 2017
    Great to see, I love to see when it change color for special occasion. Great Cuban history. If you able to go and see and enter it a must. No fee to enter.  more »
  • July 20, 2017
    Historically, it has a meaning for me, since I am Cuban, but it's interesting for everybody. They have temporary exhibit worth visiting. I go all the time.  more »
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  • July 10, 2017
    An interesting building of great historical significance... but there are limited areas accessible to the public. A little more information would be welcome, presented in a more interactive and engaging manner would be welcome.
  • June 26, 2017
    It was under maintenance and closed when we went there. So couldn't really explore it. But its beautiful from outside at least.
  • May 30, 2017
    This place is really cool📷 It was my first time in Miami. When you saw this tower you are feeling that this tower has something special.
  • April 9, 2017
    Nice and clean. Free entrance, just fill in some data at the front desk. Must see in Miami. Recommendation: go see the tower at night!
  • May 12, 2017
    This is a cool place. The city lights it up most nights and the light colors change regularly.

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