Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Rose Red
N 25° 46.818 W 080° 11.370
17R E 581264 N 2851603
Quick Description: Freedom Tower is located at 600 Biscayne Blvd, Miami (Hwy 1 -- the Dixie Highway).
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2007 7:21:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM1KB5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Farkle 7
Views: 130

Long Description:
The Freedom Tower (1925) is located at 600 Biscayne Blvd. (Hwy 1 -- the Dixie Highway). Architectural Style: Other, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Spanish Renaissance Revival. Architects: George A. Fuller/Schutze and Weaver.

The 14-story building is surmounted by an octagonal tower. Design was inspired by the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. Formerly the home of the Miami News/Miami Daily News, the city's oldest newspaper. From 1962 until 1974 it was a reception center for thousands of Cuban refugees.

The building is also a benchmark, Virtual Geocache and two other Waymarks. The photograph was taken from a 8th floor hallway window in the Best Western/Holiday Inn.

Instructions for logging waymark: a photograph is required that shows you (or your GPS receiver, if you are waymarking solo) and the place.
Americana: Other

Significant Interest: Memorial

Milestone or Marker: Event Marker

Web Site Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
600 Biscayne Blvdl. (Hwy 1)
Miami, Florida USA
33132


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