Palace’s Last Dance at 1200 Ocean Drive Will be on the 4th of July

Palace, the famous thirty year old gay bar on Ocean Drive has announced a closing date at its original home before its planned relocation to an as-yet-unknown new space. That date is July 4th, when it will host a blowout ‘last dance’ with “special lights, sound, and production.”

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South Beach’s Sexiest Self-Storage Only Stores Wine, Whatever The Sign Says.

When SoBe Wine & Self Storage was seeking approval to build its new facility on Alton Road in South Beach, a classy MiMo building with all the panache of a 1950s beach hotel that is downright gorgeous for a self storage facility, it went by another name: Urban Box Self Storage. Since its recent completion, however, the sign on the facade says something very different: Wine & Self Storage, a name just vague and cheeky enough to make people take a second look.

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‘Florida Architecture’ Praised the Office in the Grove When it Was Brand New.

A building that is integrated with landscape and art: an office structure that is completely humanized, and architectural design which was dictated by the unusual site and the desire to give maximum views of the tropical environment: That is Office in the Grove. The building concept developed by Kenneth Treister, FAIA in 1970, offers a contemporary structure delightfully in scale with its environment and the people who make use of its facilities on a daily basis. Integrating art, architecture and landscape into a harmonious whole is an achievement, which will distinguish the building as a landmark for future generations to enjoy.

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Instagramer Menchee Creates Immersive Abstractions Out of Miami’s Architecture

Instagram user Michael Menchero, who goes by the tag Menchee, has shot many of Miami’s best and lesser known works architecture to create incredibly immersive abstract stills and videos. Not always easily recognizable as buildings in Miami, or even buildings at all, trying to identify which condo tower, hotel, or office building each one is can be pretty entertaining. Menchero never identifies the structures, but he does at least say what city they’re in (which is helpful because his work goes beyond Miami). And sometimes he throws a subtle little joke in, like making one particularly luxurious condo blast off into space. Below is a selection of really just a few of his best works, while many, many more are on Instagram.

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The Office in the Grove Will Be Considered for Miami Historic Designation on September 5th

“Docomomo US / Florida, the local chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization dedicated to the documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement for nearly 25 years, applied May 5 to the City of Miami Historic and Environmental Preservation Board requesting them to designate Office in the Grove, Coconut Grove, a historic, architectural resource.”

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A Photographic Tour of the Office in the Grove’s Art-Filled Lobby Before It Was Destroyed

This is the richly decorated, highly sculptural lobby of The Office in the Grove, designed by architect Kenneth Treister in 1970. The building was modernist, but the lobby interior was richly covered in plaster and concrete bas reliefs, copper sculptures and light fixtures, and intricately carved wood elevator panels, depicting many of the natural wonders of the Office in the Grove’s surrounding neighborhood, a place where peacocks walk the streets (Some consider them a public nuisance sadly) and palm trees galore make the name ‘Coconut Grove’ literally true.

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