Bacardi Building (Miami)

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This article is about the Bacardi Building in Miami. For the Bacardi Building in Havana, see Bacardi Building (Havana).
The Bacardi building in Midtown Miami at 2100 Biscayne Boulevard served as the USA headquarters of Bacardi.
The back part of the Bacardi Building lit up

The Bacardi Building, the former headquarters of Bacardi USA, is a landmark of Midtown Miami. On April 18, 2012, the AIA's Florida Chapter placed it on its list of Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places as Bacardi USA.[1]

Around 2009, Miami citizens began a campaign to label the buildings as "historic". University of Miami professor of architecture Allan Shulman said "Miami's brand is its identity as a tropical city. The Bacardi buildings are exactly the sort that resonate with our consciousness of what Miami is about".[2] In 2007 Chad Oppenheim, the head of Oppenheim Architecture + Design, described the Bacardi buildings as "elegant, with a Modernist [look combined with] a local flavour."[3]

The current headquarters is at 2701 Le Jeune Road in Coral Gables.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Florida Architecture: 100 Years. 100 Places
  2. ^ "Miami weighs preserving iconic Bacardi buildings." Associated Press at New York Daily News. Tuesday 7 April 2009. Retrieved 3 October 2009.
  3. ^ Rousseau, Bryant. "In Conversation: Chad Oppenheim." Businessweek. 27 June 2007. 2. Retrieved on 3 October 2009.
  4. ^ "Bacardi USA Announces New Headquarters in South Florida." Retrieved 18 October 2010.