Concrete Jungle

Entering the overwhelming concrete jungle of Lincoln Road 1111

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln 1111 in South Beach

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln Road 1111 in South Beach

 

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln Road

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln Road

 

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln Road 1111

 

 

Photo: Flavia Caldas // Location: Lincoln Road 1111

 

Miami has lots of open spaces where the breeze from the ocean flows through the city. Palm trees, fruit trees, lush landscaping contrasting with the urban trend of stately vertical structures. But the contrast is becoming less and less apparent as the city grows and changes its colors and textures.

Lincoln Road1111 is an award-winning functional architecture achievement by the Swiss company Herzog & De Meuron. It brought much-needed parking space for the busy Lincoln Road and Alton Road areas in Miami Beach (some critics may argue the parking rates, as well as the retail on-site are for the Ferrari owners) and, alas, some higher-end shops and restaurants to satisfy the demands of the deep-pocketed visitors and the artsy crowd. This is not only a (fashionable) parking garage, it is also a much sought-after location for staging Art Basel parties and events, fashion photo shoots and anything that calls for “hipster” in the proposal letter.

Ah Miami…long gone are the days when pastel colors and quirky façade were playfully in harmony with the sun, sand and palm trees.–FC

 

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