is mainly between 6th & 9th Streets
- South Beach's Deco District consists of
some 800 preserved buildings
Here're a couple of details of some of the buildings:
Florida's Art Deco version is called Tropical Deco .
. Motifs and friezes are typical for Tropical Deco style .
- classic Art Deco hotel
- by Anton Skislewicz
- a classic Sreamline Moderne hotel
- the central tower recalls both a ship's
funnel and the totems of American Indian culture - the building is under renovation at the moment,
almost ready to be opened
give a feeling of speed & motion
- the railings edging the roof
imitate those on a ship's deck .
- the ornamental lighthouse is one of
the most evocative examples of
Ocean Drive's "architecture for the seashore" - "eyebrows - flat overhangs above
the windows - are ideal for providing
shade against the unrelenting Miami sun
and some other hotels led to the coining
of the phrase
"Nautical Moderne" .
- typical of Streamline Moderne
- one of Henry Hohauser's finest hotels
- Ocean Drive's most famous neon sign .
- traditional abstract decoration
- an example of Leonard Horowitz's Deco Dazzle .
in the 1930s & '40s as they echo
Miami's tropical vegetation & the ocean .
-designed by Henry Hohauser
- fine etched windows