The former Walburne hotel

The former Walburne hotel

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This a model of the original Walburne hotel, which stood along Ocean drive, between 2nd and 1st street. It kind of looks like a 1950s oceanliner, with the rows of windows, and the elevated back. The architectural influence used in this building is called MiMo; it means Miami Modern. Being built in 1946, this building was a typical example of MiMo architecture, influenced by the Art Deco and Streamline Modern periods. In the 1980s, the building became very run down, and it was sold to developers who boarded up the windows in 1999. It remained in this situation, untill a project was developed. The Walburne and the neighbouring Art Deco hotel were both mostly demolished in november 2007. The remaints of the building next door were refurbished and renovated. The Walburne hotel was rebuilt with some changes to the design mid 2009, to take part in the project called S5 (South of Fifth). S5 is a luxury apartment complex run by Sildy Cervera inc. The Historic Preservation Board calles this a succesful modernisation of the Art Deco district. #1980s #activists #added #Alto #art #atlantic #ave #avenue #be #beach #clear #clifton #collins #Deco #decorations #description #design #Detailed #downtown #dr #drive #espagnola #espanola #font #hotel #league #metropole #miami #MiMo #minor #ocean #Original #postcards #preservation #red #rounded #similar #simone #some #soon #south #square #st #steve_madden #straps #street #the #The_National_Hotel #walburne #warm #water #way #website #wrapped
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