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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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  • Worth the visit of this freedom tower that is an exhibition evoking the exile of Cuban children who left the island alone as a result of the arrival of Castro to power through what Pedro Pan was called operation
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  • This quaint building can be seen from the American Airlines Arena and Bayside market. It is part of the landscape of the downtown Miami
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  • This art deco building has served several purposes during its almost century of existence, but it is known as the Freedom Tower because many Cubans passed through it when escaping Cuba in the early 19...  more »
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  • The Ellis Island of Miami this historical landmark is where many of the immigrants in the Mariel boat lift were processed. The Freedom tower built in a Spanish renessance design is a contrast to the modern high rises in the area and gives miami cityscape an interesting look. It is typically filled with museum exhibits and art collections. The outdoor area also has some large sculpture pieces dedicated to the Peter Pan movement that happened in the US and intersting story in history tracking orphaned children in the midst of the Cuban disodant movement.
  • Love the beautiful building love the artwork and love the history and it's free
  • Obviously whomever owns the Tower does not know about Flag Ettiquette. The AMERICAN FLAG should always fly higher than any other flag. Not evenly with the Cuban flag. It is also a law that the American flag be above else.
  • Great place and should be on your to-do list when you visit Miami. You can learn a lot about the history of the Cuban crisis and architecture of the tower and other iconic buildings in Miami. The admission is free. The tower is also used from the arts academy in Miami. Unfortunately you can't go to the top of the building. Supposedly there are plans to open the top of the tower to the public, but nothing is set in stone yet.
  • This place has a nice exhibit of the "Pedro Pan" history which is how the Cuban kids escaped from Fidel dictatorship.