When we compare Miami to other cities in the U.S., we need to say that it doesn't have the same historical background as cities like Washington DC or New York, which have historical architectural buildings that are known worldwide. However, Miami hasn't been left behind.
The incredible evolution of Miami is more than evident and it is demonstrated on some of the most incredible and iconic constructions of the city. From single family homes to museums, to parking lots and condo preconstruction, let's dig on the TOP 6 of the most distinguished developments that Miami has nowadays.
1. The Perez Art Museum
The Perez Art Museum built in 2013 is one of the most spectacular constructions in Miami. Designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the PAMM is located in Downtown Miami. This development houses more than 100 artworks and the museum itself should be included as part of the collection!
With vertical gardens all along the outside structure, we could even say it is camouflaged in the environment full of palm trees and vegetation.
2. The One Thousand Museum condo
This stunning preconstruction One Thousand Museum condo couldn't miss this list. Even though it is not finished yet, we are sure there is nothing like it in Miami. With an exoskeleton design, it was first thought by the distinctive group of architects Zaha Hadid Architects.
Built with mostly glass fiber it is reinforced with concrete that gives it the unique form it has. Also located in Downtown Miami, the 1000 Museum ultraluxury condo maximizes the amount of open floor space and open views of the bay thanks to its remarkable design.
Built by the modernist architect, Alfred Browning Parker for himself in 1960, this single family home has been remodeled over the years making it one of the most representative designs of Miami. Located in Coconut Grove, the Woodsong home was sold in 2016 for over $2 million.
Featuring a Koi pond, an infinity pool, and a waterfall, the design of this construction is meant to fit the tropical surroundings.
4. Tower theater
Built in 1926, the Tower Teather is still working as a cinema. Situated in "Calle Ocho" this theater was a place where Cuban refugees considered an introduction to the American culture.
The Tower theater is definitely an iconic development in Miami full of history, which has boosted the national and even international exposure of a neighborhood like Little Havana.
5. The Biltmore Hotel
The Biltmore Hotel is a national historic landmark built in the heart of Coral Gables. This luxury hotel has been offering its services of over 300 suites for almost a century. It is recognized for its oversized pool that was initially the largest pool in the world!
The Mediterranean design that characterizes the Biltmore Hotel is influenced by the Spanish, Moorish and Italian classic architecture.
6. 1111 Lincoln Road Parking
Finally, 1111 Lincoln Road is a parking garage in the South Beach, that, as well as the PAMM, was designed by Herzog & de Meuron. Built-in 2010 the construction that some would consider "simple" cost over $65 million to build. With an abstract design, this garage imitates a "house of cards".
Built in the affluent street corner of Alton and Lincoln road, the 1111 Lincoln road parking has an ideal spot where it can't be missed. The main purpose of this design is to redesign a conventional archetype such as a simple parking garage and transforming it into a new attraction and distinctive building for Miami.
The list above has no specific order, I'm only mentioning my personal favorite choice and I welcome you to do the same on the comments!