Landmarks of Florida. The most important and interesting sights of Florida – photos and videos, descriptions and reviews, location, sites.
Freedom Tower in Miami
Freedom Tower in Miami (Miami, USA) – expositions, opening hours, address, phone numbers, official website.
This building, which stands out from the rest of the urban landscape in both shape and color, has become a recognizable symbol of Miami. Today, the Museum of Modern Art is located inside and houses the offices of the Faculty of Arts at Miami Dade College. In 1979, the tower was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and in 2008 it was declared a National Historic Landmark.
In architectural terms, the tower is an example of the Mediterranean revival, and some elements of its decoration were obviously borrowed from the Giralda tower in Seville, Spain. The dome of the tower is located at a height of 78 m and is decorated with a decorative lighthouse. See topschoolsoflaw for brief history of Idaho.
The tower was built in 1925 as the head office and printing house of the Miami News. In 1957, the newspaper vacated the premises by moving to Miami River. The federal government began using the tower to deal with Cuban refugees in the 1960s, and after their flow subsided in 1972, they sold it.
The tower is an example of the Mediterranean revival, and some elements of its decoration were obviously borrowed from the Giralda tower in Seville, Spain.
In 1997, the tower was acquired by Jorge Mas Canosa, founder of the National Cuban American Foundation. He restored the tower and turned it into a kind of monument to refugees from the communist regime. It housed a museum, a library, a conference center and office space for the foundation. In 2004, the tower changed owners again and was eventually transferred to the college. Today, a museum, cultural and educational centers operate inside.
One of the most notable elements of the interior of the tower is the New World mural, painted in 1988 by a group of six urban artists. It, alas, is located in the Great Hall on the second floor, where the public is usually not allowed (but sometimes it can be lucky).
The permanent collection of the MDC Museum includes more than 1,700 works of all genres, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, photographs, videos, films, installations, etc. The collection began to take shape in the 1960s. and became official in 2011 with the amalgamation of the meetings of the two college campuses. Today it is distinguished by the work of not only young artists, but also well-known masters in the field of contemporary art, modern and postmodern. Showcasing minimalism, 60s and 70s pop art, conceptual art and contemporary Latin American art.
Address: 600 Biscayne Boulevard.
The building is located on the Wolfson campus of Miami Dade College. It can be reached by the Metrorail train (Government Center Station or Historic Overtown/Lyric Theater Station), as well as the Metromover Train (Freedom Tower Station).
Hours of Operation: The Miami Dade College Art Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. On the third Saturday of each month, the museum is open until 20:00.
Entrance to the museum is free, donations are welcome.
Miami Aquarium (Miami, USA) — detailed description, address and photo. Reviews of tourists about the best entertainment in Miami.
Swim with dolphins and fur seals, feed sharks and rays, pet penguins and dive into the colorful world of coral reefs – the wildest fantasies come to life in Miami Aquarium. At the time of its opening in 1955, it was the largest aquarium in the world, although at that time only three attractions worked here: a dolphin pool, a shark channel and a reef aquarium. Now thousands of marine animals live in a huge park, and it will take at least 4 hours to get to know all its inhabitants.
In terms of popularity, the Miami Aquarium is second only to American Disneyland: 500,000 people visit it every year.
What to watch
The visiting card of the oceanarium is performances with the participation of dolphins. In the Rock’n’Roll Cruise program, waterfowl artists perform acrobatic stunts in sync, and in the famous Flipper’s Beach Bash show, trained whales and the oldest inhabitant of the aquarium, Lolita the killer whale, who have lived here since 1970, perform together with dolphins.
In the mid-60s, the TV series Flipper was filmed in the marine park about the friendship of a boy with a dolphin.
The oceanarium has many interactive programs for the whole family: for a fee, you can walk along the seabed and watch bright tropical fish, chat with a talking parrot and feed giant crocodiles.
The Miami Aquarium has become not only a popular entertainment center, but also a haven for rare and endangered creatures. Specialists rescue manatees, seals and sea turtles: injured and sick animals are examined, treated and nursed, and then sent back to the ocean.
Many inhabitants of the park even breed in captivity: in 1975, the first manatee was born here, in 2002, the first Pacific dolphin.
Address: Miami, 4400 Rickenbacker Causeway. Website (in English).
How to get there: by bus number 102; By car, take I-95 South (from the north) or US1 North (from the south).
Buy ticket online.
Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 18:00. Admission for adults: 47.99 USD, for children from 3 to 9 years old: 37.99 USD, for children under 3 years old: free of charge.