FLORIDA BUILDINGS I LOVE: No. 24: Fontainebleau Hotel, 1954, Miami Beach

20 May 2017 5:52 PM | AIA Gulfcoast (Administrator)

Posted May 20, 2017

By Harold Bubil


It's all about the curve.

If the Fountainebleau Miami Beach hotel (pronounced Fountain-Blue by the locals) had been built in a straight line, it might have been just another rectangular block of hotel rooms on a crowded shoreline. But Morris Lapidus, in the best traditions of Miami Beach architecture, chose to give his magnum opus a quarter turn.

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