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Freedom Tower

Map & Directions 600 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
  • Sun, Wed-Sat 12pm-5pm


Miami New Times' Description

Whether bedecked with colorful alligators for Art Basel or just standing as a beacon beneath the Miami sun, this 17-foot classic structure has serious landmark status. The Miami Tower, constructed in 1925 in downtown, once served as an immigration station for Cuban refugees. Today, it's part of Miami-Dade College's Wolfson campus, and it's used for everything from major events and screenings to rotating art exhibitions.

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  • miaminewtimesbestof wrote a review for Freedom Tower
    on 05/06/09

    Miami Dade College brought Francisco Goya's caustic series of 218 engravings, created between 1799 and 1823, to the Freedom Tower, where they depicted the Spanish master's brush with state-sponsored terror during the Inquisition and Napoleon's brutal invasion of Spain. The skull-staving exhibit included Los Caprichos, which earned Goya a spot in the history books alongside... More >>

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  • HISTORY on 04/06/10

    Completed in 1924 and once home to the long-gone Miami News; during the 1960s offices at the Miami Freedom Tower processed requests for political asylum during the first wave of Cuban immigration.

  • Miami New Times on 11/21/10

    Historic landmark in Downtown Miami, turned exhibition/event space. Miami New Times' Artopia 2009 was held here.

  • The Miami Freedom Tower is considered the Ellis Island of the south. It is where where Cuban refugees were processed and helped after fleeing communism and oppression in Cuba in the 1960s.

  • David S. on 05/27/10

    Don't Forget To Be Awesome (DFTBA)

  • Downtown M. on 04/13/12

    From 1962 to 1974, the Freedom Tower was a reception center for Cuban refugees.

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