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Miami Marine Stadium

Postby nichols » Tue May 13, 2008 10:25 am

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Check out this 1963 water sports stadium that's been closed for 15 years - group trying to restore and reopen it.

http://www.marinestadium.org/

NPR story:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/stor ... d=90085416

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Postby nichols » Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:08 pm

Good News for Miami's Modern Marine Stadium
By Margaret Foster | Online Only | Aug. 4, 2008
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Some architecture fans call Miami's Marine Stadium, whose white concrete "sails" rise above Biscayne Bay in view of the downtown skyline, the city's Sydney Opera House. Others remember it as a good place to watch a boat race or hear Jimmy Buffett perform. But when Hurricane Andrew damaged the poured-concrete structure in 1992, city officials shut it down.

Now cloaked in colorful graffiti, the modernist stadium may be demolished if the city approves a new master plan for development of the surrounding 240-acre site.

http://www.preservationnation.org/magaz ... odern.html

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Postby Nathan » Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:45 am

On my one excursion to Miami, FLA many a year ago, I screamed "what is that?!" and forced us to drive to the concrete behemoth where I ran about, despite warnings that I would be eaten by sherm-smoking psychopaths that lurked within.

But I lived, and with perseverance and luck, so shall it.

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