Tropical Art Deco

Sunday, January 31, 2010

SoBe's Art Deco District consists of some 800 buildings
from the 1930's and early '40s,
the cream of them along Ocean Drive
Tropical Deco Features:
- tropical motifs
- ice-cream colours
- nautical features
- curves & lines
- fantasy towers
- neon lighting
- chrome
- glass blocks
- geometric patterning
Art Deco District was almost destroyed
by developers in the early 1970s
In the early 1980s, this area was a bad crime spot
The Tides
- porthole windows,
abundant stainless steel,
ocean liner curves
Had a glass of Cava at The Tides's outside lounge
- lovely haven on the busy Ocean Drive

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