The Freedom Tower
Miami is a favorite tourist destination for so many reasons and one of it is the history that goes with it as the city progresses. Tourism in Miami is associated with the historical landmarks. Despite the developments and progress, the city of Miami government still looks after the preservation of most historical landmark that made a significant account in the city’s history and tourism.
The Freedom Tower at Biscayne Boulevard. is one of those restored historical landmarks in Miami. This tower is built in 1925 and is believed to be inspired by the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain of Mediterranean Revival style. The Freedom Tower is practically used as a lighthouse and a home of the Miami News & Metropolis as a rise of the press publication. Unfortunately, the business had ended 30 years later and left the establishment vacant. Later on the government leased the building to house the Cuban political refugees in provision with adequate basic medical supplies and necessities thus its name Freedom Tower. When shelter is not necessary anymore, the building was once again left vacant with no one willing to invest for the repairs. It was then in 1997 that the Cuban-American community rose up and a man by the name of Jorge Mass Canosa, the Freedom Tower was purchased and restored to its original glory.
The Freedom Tower marks the fall and rise of the Cuban-Americans in the land of America. This is now a museum that shows the historical struggle of the Cuban-American community displaying anything that testifies the life of the Cubans and their encounters in America. From office to home, the Freedom tower made a history that will always be a mark in history. This tower is now open for conventions, conferences and special events. Miami’s rich history is witnessed by the stunning Freedom Tower that has withstood of time with help of the Cuban-American community. Now, the Freedom Tower is a mark of the city’s history, was and will be a witness of Miami’s history.