The Freedom Tower in Miami

The 17 story Miami Freedom Tower was built in 1925 and it served as the headquarters and printing office of the Miami Daily News and Metropolis until 1957. Between 1962 and 1974 the building was used an immigration station for refugees from Cuba. The tower was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1979 and it was designated a United States National Historic Landmark on October 6, 2008.
Freedom Tower in Downtown Miami, Florida

The Miami Freedom Tower is located at 600 Biscayne Boulevard ion downtown Miami. The above picture was taken from the Bayside Marketplace and Marina which is located across the street from the tower.

Facts about the Miami Freedom Tower:
Year Built: 1925
Year Renovated: 2002
Height: 256 feet
Number of Floors: 17
Number of Elevators: 2

Miami's Freedom Tower to be Donated to College
Excerpts from a December 2005 article published on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Web site: "Miami's equivalent of Ellis Island, a 17-story tower built in 1925 that later served as an immigration station for Cubans, will be donated to Miami Dade College" ..... "Preservationists won a small victory when the developer backed off on plans to demolish a 75-foot-long section on the back of the tower" ..... "the city commission voted 4-1 to approve its plans to build a 62-story condo behind the National Historic Landmark" ..... "we are still very concerned that the 62-story condo is still going to be there, dwarfing the Freedom Tower. This is the defining landmark for Miami and has been for 80 years". .

More About the Freedom Tower
- Art Basel at the Freedom DTower in 2012 (Photos)
- Beloved Landmark Earns 2012 Preserve Award
- Freedom Tower Finalist in 2012 Best Building Competition
- Freedom Tower Recommended for National Designation in 2008
- National Historic Landmark Nomination (PDF)
- Freedom Tower Officially Donated to College in 2008
- Historic Photos of Cuban Refugees in the Freedom Tower
- Freedom Tower Was First Stop For Cuban Exiles
- Freedom Tower Mural Recreation
- Wikipedia "Miami Freedom Tower" Article

600 Biscayne Boulevard
Phone: 305-237-7700

Other Attractions in Miami

City of Miami Travel Guide

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See also:
Florida Travel Guide
United States Travel Guide
Pan America Travel Guide

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