Gentrification Or Historic Preservation?

Should Miami's historic abandoned Caribbean Marketplace be demolished to make way for a cultural center?

March 9, 2005, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"To create a badly needed cultural center for Little Haiti, the city of Miami is set to demolish one of the neighborhood's few cultural landmarks -- the Caribbean Marketplace, an exuberant architectural concoction that is one of South Florida's most-recognized buildings.

...But the city's decision, made quietly by administrators with scant notice to the Haitian community, has flabbergasted preservationists and local activists. It comes after years of work on plans that focused on renovating and expanding the market building as a key piece of the cultural center."

Thanks to ArchNewsNow

Sunday, March 6, 2005 in The Miami Herald

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