Art Deco Fairwind Hotel Renovation Gettin’ Close to Completion

The Fairwind Hotel, which upon completion will be a collection of restored art deco, postwar modern, and contemporary buildings clustered around an open central court, and which has been in the works for, like, over ten years, is finally nearing completion in South Beach.

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The Bass Museum Stands Up to Defend the NEA

Over the last 53 years, The Bass has received generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). Most recently, we received grants totaling $140,000 to fund Temporary Contemporary, a public art program for temporary outdoor projects, and to fund Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui. Support from the NEA made these exhibitions and projects possible, while furthering the museum’s ability to leverage other major grants and donations.

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What’s the Construction Holdup on Española Way?

Miami Beach’s quaint Espanola Way has been under renovation to become a permanently pedestrian street since significantly earlier than when I last wrote about it–October last year, “Espanola Way to be Permanently Pedestrianized”–and from the looks of things pretty much zero progress has been made since then. So, what’s going on here?

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Aria on the Bay Has Almost Topped Off

Well kablooie. Aria on the Bay, a condominium project which I once called the Melo Group’s least hideous tower yet, is very close to being topped off at its full 52 story height, as we can see in new construction photos by Miami’s premiere street architecture photographer Phillip Pessar. I’m happy to say my initial impression of the Arquitectonica-designed tower is proving to be very true.

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