The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, November 29, 2014


Miami's Bacardi Buildings Win Historic Protection
In this April 6, 2009 file photo, one of the two Bacardi Headquarters buildings is shown in Miami. City officials voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 to protect the two iconic buildings, 46 years after the first rose eight stories high on U.S. 1. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, file)
MIAMI (AP).- Two iconic Miami office buildings erected in the 1960s and 1970s as the headquarters of Bacardi USA are now historic sites.

City officials voted unanimously Tuesday to protect the examples of modernist and abstract architecture and a plaza that links them. The historic designation prohibits changes in their outward appearance and allows for grants and tax breaks.

One of the buildings is an eight-story tower graced by blue and white Spanish tiles. The other is a perfect square covered in an abstract glass mural.

The city preservation board waived the usual 50-year threshold for protection after calls from Miami officials, architects and preservationists.

Still unclear is how the buildings will be used after Bacardi's scheduled move to suburban Coral Gables.


Miami | Bacardi USA | Modernist and Abstract Architecture |




Today's News

October 8, 2009

Exhibition of Cosmic, Utopian and Experimental Works by Georges Vantongerloo

Egypt Announces It Has Cut Ties with France's Louvre Museum

Caravaggio's "Adoration of the Shepherds" to be Restored in Public

Fashion, Celebrity Photographer Irving Penn Dies at 92

Gagosian Presents an Exhibition of Selected Illustrated Spreads by Ed Ruscha

Hirshhorn Museum Opens Exhibition of Pioneering Figure in American Abstract Art

Newseum Recreates Journalist Tim Russert's Office in Exhibit

Stunning Safavid Rug from Late 16th Century Sold for $4.34 Million

Major Retrospective of Hungarian Artist László Moholy-Nagy at the Schirn

Landmark Sheeler Painting Acquired by Amon Carter Museum

Molten Color: Glassmaking in Antiquity Returns to the Getty Villa

Arts of the Samurai Sale at Christie's New York on October 23

Exhibition of the May Queen's Wedding Chest on View at Bismarck Foundation

Miami's Bacardi Buildings Win Historic Protection

Scribe will Write Out the Entire Text of the Torah at San Francisco Museum

The Heckscher Museum of Art Appoints Judith A. Jedlicka Interim Executive Director

An Insightful Look Into an Important Canadian Photographer's 50 Years Career

Aperture Foundation 2009 Benefit and Auction to be Held at The Lighthouse

William Kentridge and Oleg Kudryashov at The Kreeger Museum

Center Stage Exhibition Commemorates New AT&T Performing Arts Center

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Pulse Miami 2012 closes with record attendance, high museum sales and sold-out booths

Six and seven figure sales dominate the first three days of contemporary and modern art fair Art Miami

Pérez Art Museum Miami capital campaign receives $5 million contribution

Aqua's 8th installment packs another powerful punch during Art Basel Miami week

11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach features 257 leading international galleries

"Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects" on view at the University of Miami Lowe Art Museum

Art Miami LLC to acquire vibrant Aqua Art Miami Fair in Miami Beach, now in its 8th year

Design Miami celebrates its eight edition with thirty-five participating galleries

Titian masterpiece among highlights of Miami's longest running contemporary art fair

Miami Art Museum names Chief Financial Officer



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site