Completed in 1925 as the headquarters of the Miami News & Metropolis Newspaper, the Freedom Tower became in the 1950’s the Ellis Island of the Cuban exile community as they arrived in Miami fleeing from Castro’s revolution. Located in Downtown Miami, the building was sold in the 70s and left abandoned until it became a center dedicated to the preservation of the history of the Cuban American community. The tower was slated for demolition to give way to new condos, but it was eventually donated to the Miami-Dade College and will soon reopen as a full-fledged museum. The Freedom Tower is another example of a Giralda tower (I’ve already shown you the Biltmore tower).  


Posted by Daniel M. Perez to Miami Daily Photo at 5/26/2006 01:27:00 PM

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