Monday April 16, 2007

alton and 5th

Transit Miami has pictures of, and praise for, the upcoming retail complex at 5th Street and Alton Rd. There has beem some controversy about this project because the parking garage is in part publicly funded, yet the developer is sidestepping Art in Public Places rules by including a massive Britto sculpture. Update: In this Artblog.net discussion, Jack points to an old NewTimes article about the project, and controversy about the Britto.

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  1. harumi    Mon Apr 16, 10:05 AM #  

    every corner of new project there is Britto….



  2. l'elk!    Mon Apr 16, 10:25 AM #  

    butt ugly cheese burrito sculpture aside, the building structure still looks better than what they threw up for mid-town.



  3. Manola Blablablanik    Mon Apr 16, 10:34 AM #  

    I’m just glad it’s not another tall building.



  4. enh    Mon Apr 16, 11:17 AM #  

    Is it written into the county code that every new building or mall needs to have a britto? his art is commercial and all but that doesn’t mean that we need to have him on every block. this needs to stop and he needs to go away. And what exactly is wrong with tall buildings? I like them especially if they avoid Miami moving any further into the everglades and destroying the farmlands. maybe we can knock down half of deep kendall and return it to farm if we built up more.



  5. cohen    Mon Apr 16, 11:52 AM #  

    its time to start adding things to Brito objects…..



  6. Manola Blablablanik    Mon Apr 16, 11:54 AM #  

    enh, there’s nothing wrong with tall buildings per se. The issue here is construction code gone haywire. Imagine if every sq ft of Miami Beach were zoned for four stories or higher: there’d be no island left. Miami Beach has pretty much reached its cap. And yes, I agree, they should build UP not outward in Kendall.