This Was 5th Street & Alton Road In South Beach In 1980 - Before & After

The photo on the top left is what South Beach looked like in 1980 when it was a sleepy retirement community and before the glitz and glam of Miami Vice. The photo was taken after 5th Street was widened. The photo on the right is what the area looks like today in 2015. The Texaco on the corner is now replaced by the 5th & Alton Shopping Center. The building on the bottom right is now replaced by the Icon South Beach. One building that still remains is the Royal Atlantic condo at the end of 5th Street that was built in 1969.