Miami's Marine Stadium Garners Historic Preservation Ranking

A unique stadium along Miami's Biscayne Bay makes the list of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 11 most endangered. Local historians hope the ranking nets further support to restore and preserve the dilapidated structure.
May 1, 2009, 12pm PDT | Mike Lydon
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"A scrappy campaign to save the long-shuttered Miami Marine Stadium, increasingly admired as a masterpiece of modern architecture, will get a major boost Tuesday when the country's principal preservation group names the city-owned site as one of the most endangered historic places in the United States.

Inclusion on the National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of 11 most-endangered historic sites puts the marine stadium, largely forgotten until a group of architects and preservationists launched a save-the-stadium effort, in the company of Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple outside Chicago, the Manhattan Project's Enola Gay hangar in Utah and Los Angeles' Century Plaza Hotel -- designed by the architect of the World Trade Center.

The annual list -- which last year included Miami's Vizcaya and Fort Lauderdale's Bonnet House, both threatened at the time by adjacent high-rise development -- is meant to shine a national spotlight on structures and landscapes that preservationists think merit urgent action."

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Published on Tuesday, April 28, 2009 in Miami Herald
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