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Historic Bacardi Museum Building - Biscayne Blvd / Miami
March 7th, 2010 11:45 PM

This weekend I inspected a small commercial property on NE 2nd Avenue and could not help but see the beautiful Bacardi Museum Building a few blocks away, a Miami Landmark. 

The building was built in 1963 by the Bacardi family. See the YouTube video with Mr. Tito Bacardi narrating it.  The video also takes you on a tour of the inside of the building and gives you the history of the company.

In 1960 all the Bacardi buildings were confiscated by Cuba, and they moved to Miami and built this building as their headquarters.   There are 28,000 specially designed mosaic tiles on the outside of the building.

Enjoy these photos as it was a clear and bright day for photography.

Notice how Architect Enrique Gutierrez (Coral Gables) cantilevered the north and south sides of the building 24' form the central core.  See the "floating stairway" under the south cantilever below. This was an advanced technique used extensively by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.  

Photos by Britt J. Rosen using a Cannon S90.  The extreme color photos are "foil" using Paint Shop Pro which brings out interesting shades. For instance, in the foil photo above, it appears a vine is crawling up the left side of the building.


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