Sunday, January 26, 2020

Man made wonders

Wonders which have been created (mainly) by man.

Bok Tower and its gardens

Ornate, 62 m tall tower, built in 1929 in Art Deco and Neo-Gothic styles. Around the tower in the 1920ies has been set a...

Tampa Bay Hotel

Historical, pompous hotel building. Built in 1888 – 1891 and marks the beginnings of tourism industry in this part of Florida. Constructed in Moorish...

Ponce de Leon Hotel

One of two neighboring hotel buildings, constructed in Spanish Neo-Renaissance style in 1887. Both buildings represent some of the earliest examples of poured concrete...

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

This enormous hotel building was built in 1954 as designed by Morris Lapidus. It is a significant monument in the post-war history of American...

Ca’ d’Zan

Gorgeous, ornate villa in Venetian Gothic Revival style, designed by Dwight James Baum and built in 1926. It is located at the waterfront, in...

Villa Zorayda

Private home of Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith. It was built in 1883 in resemblance to the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. One of...

Villa Vizcaya

Large estate of businessman James Deering, built in 1914-1922. The large Neo-Renaissance style house is surrounded by large Italian Renaissance styled gardens and represents...

Cohen House

Large private house, built in 1955 and designed by Paul Rudolph. Its architecture has left huge influence on modern architecture worldwide and represents a...

Fort Zachary Taylor

Massive fort built at very south of Florida Keys. Constructed in 1845 – 1866. Here was discovered the largest collection of cannons from American...

Fort Jefferson

Large, unfinished sea fortress on a remote island. Construction was started in 1846 and was not finished. Garrison here has been more than 1,700...