On Tuesday July 5th, Miami's Preservation Board voted 6-0 to designate the Babylon Apartments as historic despite not meeting the 50 year requirement.
The Babylon Apartments opened in 1982 and helped launch Miami based architect firm Arquitectonica to world renowned fame. They have since designed buildings such as the American Airlines Arena, Brickell City Centre, Brickell Heights and SLS Lux Brickell.
The property owner, Francisco “Paco” Martinez-Celeiro believes the the building is beyond repair and should be demolished. He plans on appealing the decision.
Photos of the Babylon Apartments can be viewed here.