Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1978

Description

Looking south, this aerial photograph show’s Miami Beach’s Oceanfront in the late 1970’s. Clearly visible is the string of hotels in the style now known as Miami Modernist Architecture (MiMo) along Collins Ave. In the late 2000’s preservationists began advocating for these structures to be saved, although modern building codes allow for much taller and profitable structures. The style originated in the post-war era when Miami Beach saw an influx of visitors with disposable income looking to visit a place that shared their optimistic view of the future.

Notes

http://www.southbeach-usa.com/features/features1/mimo/mimo.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miami_Modern_Architecture

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Cities and Towns -- Florida -- Miami Beach;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

City Name

Miami Beach

Keywords

MiMo; Miami Modernist Architecture; Miami Beach, Florida; Collins Avenue; Oceanfront; Bal Harbor; harbor; waterfront; architecture; tourism; aerial;

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