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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Yet More Modernism in Florida

Lake Buena Vista: Walt Disney World Dolphin (1990), designed by Michael Graves.

Collins Park, Miami Beach: Rotunda (1926) with a concrete relief sculpted by Albert Vrana and entitled The Story of Man.

Southern Florida College, Lakeland: William H. Danforth Chapel (1955), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The altar of the Danforth Chapel.

Miami: 700 Brickell Avenue (1971).

Palm Beach: Dunster House (1978). 

Miami: Colonnade Plaza, formerly Mutual of Omaha Building (1969), designed by O. K. Houstoun, Jr. & H. Maxwell Parish.

Fort Myers: Lee County Administration Office Building (1960), designed by Gundersen Wilson Architects.

Miami: Atlantis Condominium (1982), designed by Arcquitectonica. Punctured into this 20-story, 96-unit condo is this five-story section known as the Palm Court, containing a red spiral staircase, a Jacuzzi and of course, a palm tree.

Tampa Museum of Art (2010), wrapped in a perforated metal skin and designed by Stanley Saitowitz.

Miami: Espirito Santo Plaza (2004), a 36-story building designed by Kohn Petersen Fox Associates. The arch is a nod to Eero Saarinen's Gateway Arch in St. Louis--the city whose byname is The Gateway to the West. Miami is known as The Gateway to Latin America.

Jacksonville: Riverplace Tower, originally Gulf Life Tower (1967), designed by Welton Becket and KBJ Architects. When completed, this was the tallest precast, post-tensioned concrete structure in the world.

Miami Beach: 158 Ocean Drive, designed by architect unknown, post-World War II.

Naples: An A-framed Dairy Queen.

Tampa: Exchange National Bank Building (1966), designed by Harry A. MacEwen. This photo shows the lower nine floors of the 22-story building--a parking garage sheathed in aluminum Sol Dec II solar screening. Developed by Alcoa, the screening allowed a 34-percent open area for air circulation and light. At the time, it was the largest installation of Sol Dec II on record.

Miami Beach: Fountainebleau Hotel (1954), designed by Morris Lapidus.

Lake Buena Vista: Walt Disney World Swan Hotel (1990), designed by Michael Graves.

Lakeland: This 70-foot-tall sign dates from 1957 and appeared in 1990's Edward Scissorhands.

Jacksonville: Independent Square, formerly Independent Life Building (1974), designed by KBJ Architects.

Miami Beach: Apogee (2007), designed by Sieger Suarez Architectural Partnership.
To look at like posts, visit: Modernism in Florida & More Modernism in Florida

1 comment:

  1. David - your collections of views encourage us to revist our surroundings - Thanks !
    Collins Park with Bass Art Museum, the Rotunda(1962)& sculpture "the Tempest" will all be a backdrop for great activities during Art Basel week Dec 1-4 2011

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