Seeking a New Life for Miami's Marine Stadium

A recent design competition aimed at reviving Miami's waterfront Marine Stadium has breathed new life into the area and offered innovative ideas for reusing the site.

"In the end, it yielded ideas for stages that swooped and soared. One entry recalled the Sydney Opera House, another a carnival ride and another a space station. There were boats galore - schooners, clippers, pirate ships, racing boats. Stages were barge-shaped, sail-shaped, bridge-shaped, turbine-shaped and even slinky-shaped, really the gamut. Some came with a dose of humor. Others were plenty serious. Importantly, this competition was billed - and judged - as a contest of ideas and not practicalities, of inspiration rather than actualities."

Restoring the hurricane-damaged site is a priority for the city, and preservationists are hopeful that the design competition's spotlight will help spur those plans into action.

Full Story: A design competition sets dreams and imaginations swirling over long-neglected Miami Marine Stadium

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