When:
January 25, 2013 @ 13:00 – 23:00
2013-01-25T13:00:00+00:00
2013-01-25T23:00:00+00:00
Where:
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
USA
Cost:
Free to Sponsor and above members - $150 Patron and below members
Contact:
Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
561.832.0731

Walking Tour/Day Trip: Miami Beach

Jan 25, 2013
8:00 AM

Free to Sponsor and above members – $150 Patron and below members

A special walking tour and day trip to experience some of the most interesting architecture and renovation work in Miami Beach will be offered. Carriage service from and back to the Foundation will be provided as will lunch, with several sites toured.

 

First will be 1111 Lincoln Road, a parking garage designed by the internationally renowned and Priktzer Prize-winning Swiss architectural firm of Herzog & de Meuron. Since its opening in 2010, the $65 million garage has become a destination for architects and photographers interested in its design due its unique appearance being so different from more traditional parking garage designs. Architectural Record wrote that the designers “are helping break the mold for the lowly parking garage, lifting it up out of its gloomy limbo into the light and air.” The Los Angeles Times referred to it as “stunning”, and the Associated Press wrote that it “has become a modern gateway to the see-and-be-seen cafe scene of Miami Beach’s Lincoln Road.”

 

The second visit will be The New World Center concert hall designed by Frank Gehry. It just recently opened in January of 2011 and is the home of the New World Symphony. Nicolai Ouroussoff, architecture critic of The New York Times, stated “it reflects Mr. Gehry’s belief that music, like other creative endeavors, should be more than an aesthetic matter. As a shared experience, one that reaches each of us at our emotional core, it helps unite us into a civilized community.”

 

After this lunch will be provided and the day trip will conclude with a tour of the new addition to the historic Sovereign Hotel, a pre-war oceanfront hotel recently restored in the context of the site’s reuse by the London-based boutique hotel and social club Soho House.

SPACE IS LIMITED, SO PLEASE CALL 561.832.0731 TO RSVP.

Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue
Palm Beach, Florida, 33480

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