Art Deco

6th & Washington Site In Miami Beach Going Vertical

6th & Washington

6th & Washington

A hotel and retail building located in South Beach at 6th & Washington is now going vertical. 

The assemblage spanning an entire block between 6th and 7th Street was acquired over 12 months between June 2014 and July 2015 for $32.75 million by Washington Squared LLC.

The hotel will have 312 rooms, 46,849 square feet of retail and a parking garage with 258 spaces. 

Previously on the site was a 1 story building built in 1934 and designed by architect E.L. Robertson. On the corner of 7th and Washington was Friedman's Bakery, which was used to test a new color pallet that would kick off the the Art Deco preservation in Miami Beach. The façade of the building is being saved as part of the new design and construction. 

 

Construction Photos

Building Before Construction

Friedman's Bakery

A Look Inside Faena Bazaar In Miami Beach

Faena Bazaar

Faena Bazaar

Originally built in 1939 by architect Roy France, who also designed The Saxony and The Versailles, Faena Bazaar is an updated renovation of the Art Deco building.

As part of the Faena District, which includes Faena Forum, Faena House, Faena Hotel, Faena Versailles and Faena Park, the 4 story Faena Bazaar was designed by Rem Koolhaas of OMA. 

The building is currently being used as the Museum of Ice Cream, which will be there until February 26.

The Fairwind Hotel In 1980 & Now - Before & After

Currently, the Fairwind Hotel is undergoing a renovation and may look slightly different than it did in the top left photo in 1980. The hotel was built in 1936 by famed architect L. Murray Dixon in the classic Art Deco architecture. The building has sat abandoned for a number of years and hopefully the new owners, Chetrit Group, will be able to restore the hotel to its former glory like in the photo below.

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