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Monday, August 20, 2007

Miami, Fast City 2007


MIAMI, Florida
Population > 5.5 million
Leading indicator > Five years ago, Miami's Wynwood Art District didn't exist; today, it boasts nearly 70 galleries and art spaces
Fast companies > Crispin Porter + Bogusky; Bacardi U.S.A.; "tropical modernist" architects Arquitectonica

Art Basel Miami Beach's launch in 2002 thrust the city's contemporary arts scene onto the world stage. Now, world-famous starchitects such as César Pelli (performing arts center, 2006) and Herzog & de Meuron (the Miami Art Museum) compete to forge the evolving skyline. Mayor Manny Diaz wants all new buildings 50,000 square feet or more to be silver LEED certified or better.
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