Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Miami Tower Still Shines

Beautiful iconic Miami Tower just sold for a ripe 105.5 Million to a Chicago Investment Group. Built back in 1987 the 47-story three glass tier 600,000 square foot building designed by I.M. Pei is well known to locals for it's illuminating evolving palette of color schemes ranging from a Christmas blue with white snowflakes to a perfect pink for Valentine's Day, & a stunning purple Halloween display. Number one priority will be looking for a new tenant with Bank of America now gone. Would work for free just for the views...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

No Boobs in Boca

What is art...who knows? Most of us would hesitate before answering, humbled by what we don't know, only awed by what we've been given over the ages. It's been said that art is the signature of civilizations, perhaps a belief the city of Boca Raton does not subscribe to. Ask local South Florida sculptress Mary Eiland whose marble carved nude female torsos were removed from public display by a park director at Patch Reef Park who cited the art as 'inappropriate'. Art in Public Places regulations allow the city to reject any artwork considered inappropriate for public display, although there is no specific criteria except it appears art in Boca better not contain any tatas. Boca is well known for it's lovely landscaped streets, luxurious high end homes...let's hope it doesn't get an equally well deserved reputation for being a cultural wasteland.