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If you or your family love either architecture or art, make sure to head along to the Freedom Tower on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, Florida. The building has stood in downtown Miami since its construction was completed in 1925 and was initially home to The Miami News newspaper and its accompanying printing facilities. The newspaper continued operations in the building until the end of the 1950s when the business moved to a new location elsewhere in the city.

During the 1960s and '70s the building functioned as the Cuban Assistance Center and earned itself the nickname of "the Ellis Island of the South" as it helped welcome Cubans seeking asylum from Fidel Castro's regime. The building's historic and architectural importance has earned it a place on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and recognition as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

The building currently houses the MDC Museum of Art + Design which hosts a number of exhibitions for you and your family to enjoy once you've finished marveling at the exterior and architecture of the building itself.

Things to Do

  • Visit one of Miami's historic architectural landmarks and marvel at the fantastic form of the structure and the Spanish Renaissance Revival style of the building and its wonderful stonework.
  • See a fine selection of art and design in the museum. Be sure to ask the museum's friendly and knowledgeable staff for more information on the pieces on display.

Freedom Tower Insider Tips

  • Find out what's happening at the Freedom Tower and the MDC Museum of Art + Design by checking out the events page.

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