This photo was taken from the pool deck of the new
500 Brickell Building, looking north at the City of Miami's Central Business District. The photo was "stitched" together using three photos that were overlapping.
Miami was nicknamed "The Magic City" in the early 1900s because buildings seems to appear from nowhere. In fact a new office building is obscuring the view of One Biscayne Tower on Biscayne Boulevard.
Miami was officially incorporated as a city on July 28, 1896 with a voting population of a little over 300. Since then it has grown into a thriving metropolis. According to the 2000 Census, its population is 362,470 and by 2010 it is projected
that 390,191 people will call this city their home.