Thursday, May 28, 2015

bookending - Havana and Miami Beach

Two different worlds: starting the day with dawn in Havana, and finishing it in Miami Beach, where all the descendants of the rich Cubans who left in the wake of Battista's departure continue to fling their bling.  I don't think, however, that any went into the construction of this amazing parking garage by Christine Binswanger for Herzog and de Meuron, the Swiss firm of architects in 2010 - it's rare that one climbs up a garage swooning with pleasure at concrete and wire mesh and thick wire ropes.  

And at the very top, hidden from view but with some trailing plants creating just a hint of a rooftop oasis, is the developer and owner's penthouse .... secluded and covetable - all 5,200 square feet of it ...

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