Far East of South Beach

Shanghai's market may have tanked, but its planners see an upside in Miami Beach. So do Mumbai's.

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March 3, 2007, 1:00 PM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"A new book and a recent Miami Beach event highlight the connections between three cities that have a lot to learn from each other.

Bombay Art Deco Architecture – A Visual Journey 1930 -1953, (Lustre Press/Poll Books), by Navin Ramani, recounts in elegant but not academic prose the genesis of Bombay's great Thirties Deco and Forties Streamline neighborhoods, which were built on reclamation land along the bay.

...The Deco axis, of course, isn't just Miami and Mumbai. At a recent celebration of Art Deco in Miami Beach, audiences of preservationists, planners and aficionados were treated to presentations on the best property money could build in both Shanghai and Bombay in the 1930s, with a focus on efforts today to preserve those works."

(Includes photos.)

Thanks to Peter Slatin

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