The Freedom Tower, Miami, Florida. Originally designed to be the home of the Miami Daily News, the building was purchased by the U.S. government in 1962 and used as a refugee center for people fleeing the regime of Fidel Castro in Cuba. The building is a huge symbol in the Cuban community here in South Florida #freedomtowermiami#nikonz6#nikkor28mmf28#nikkor28mmf28#miami#miamimuseum
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Stay true to yourself, yet always be open to learn. Work hard, and never give up on your dreams, even when nobody else believes they can come true but you. These are not cliches but real tools you need no matter what you do in life to stay focused on your path. - Phillip Sweet .
MOAD exhibitions by SUPERFLEX and William Kentridge during Miami Art Week. The first large-scale survey of the critically acclaimed collective SUPERFLEX in the US focusses on the group’s playfully subversive installations and films that deal with the economy, financial crisis, corruption, migration and global warming. #art#artbaselmiami#moad#freedomtowermiami#freedomtower#artweek2018#artista
My family came for political freedom; when it came time for me to serve during “Don’t ask, don’t tell”, I was already out but honest with recruiters who were kind 🇺🇸 Shout out to those that served in silence 💪🏼I hear how tough it was
Nothing but respect for our Veterans
Thankful and truly grateful to my friends and family that have served 🇺🇸 #veteransday🇺🇸 #downtownmiami#freedomtowermiami#ar3
Today is the last day to vote for @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower! Help us receive part of $2 million in preservation funding! Head to #linkinbio to vote before 11:59 p.m.! Thank you for your support throughout the campaign. Winners will be announced on October 29th! #BeMDC
2 days left! Your vote counts! We are so close to winning preservation funding for @mdcollege's Freedom Tower. Thank you for joining us on the campaign. In preserving Freedom Tower and the stories of our diversity, we’re propelling Miami and our country forward. Vote today up to 5 times! #linkinbio#BeMDC 📸 @brianladder
3 474:16 PM Oct 25, 2018
"My mom's generation took us out of Cuba and replanted us here, but as we grew roots in Miami, they would 'water' us with our Cuban heritage, as we basked in the Cuban 'sun' of our traditions." - @gloriaestefan who arrived with her parents in 1960.☀️This quote is part of our Cuban Exile Experience exhibit in the mezzanine of @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower. Vote today to help us preserve these stories and continue to share them with the community. #linkinbio#BeMDC
3 533:36 PM Oct 24, 2018
@mdcollege’s Freedom Tower is illuminated nightly and in support of events and causes including #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth, honoring victims of the Paris terrorist attacks, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando. Support Miami and vote today! #BeMDC#linkinbio
2 446:02 PM Oct 23, 2018
Only 5 days left to vote! Spread the word and help us win part of $2 million for renovations, updating our Cuban Exile Experience exhibit, the @moadmdc education room, and continuing to make the Freedom Tower accessible to everyone in our community. @mdcollege's Freedom Tower is our symbol of diversity, hope, and freedom. Vote 5 times every day this week! #linkinbio#BeMDC
3 473:07 PM Oct 22, 2018
@mdcollege’s Freedom Tower stands as a symbol of hope and freedom, representing faith in democracy and the American Dream. Show your pride and help preserve this symbolic part of Miami. Vote up to 5 times today! #linkinbio#BeMDC 📸 @brianladder
#TBT In the late 70s and 80s, Miami community activists came together to have the Freedom Tower declared a National Historic Landmark. @mdcollege’s Freedom Tower earned the designation in 2008. Share your voice and vote today to preserve the tower. #linkinbio#bemdc
2 283:07 PM Oct 18, 2018
Help us win preservation funding! Join us on Saturday at our Free Open House for music, culture, and art! Transportation is easy with the Freedom Tower Metromover stop on the Omni Loop. Go to the #linkinbio to cast your 5 daily votes! #bemdc
Though it operated as an immigration processing center for only 12 years, @mdcollege's Freedom Tower became an icon representing the faith in democracy! Vote for the Freedom Tower up to 5 times daily and keep the symbol alive. #LinkInBio#BeMDC
1 424:04 PM Oct 15, 2018
The Cuban Exile Experience: Journey to Freedom in the Freedom Tower is presented by @mdcollege and @miamiherald Media Company. The exhibit accounts the struggles, spirit, and accomplishments of the Cuban-American community. Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth by voting for the Freedom Tower today! #BeMDC#LinkInBio
@mdcollege's Freedom Tower was designed by New York firm Schultze & Weaver to be 15-stories with an octagonal cupola in Spanish Baroque style. The tower is one of three in Miami inspired by the Giralda Tower in Seville! Vote today to keep the history alive! #linkinbio#BeMDC
Esta es la Torre de la libertad del downtown de Miami , la hice a través de esa escultura para que esta aparente ser un marco , hace un efecto visual , la foto original es a color pero preferí manipular los colores en el photoshop para destacar y darle más protagonismo a la torre.
This is the Freedom Tower of downtown Miami, I made it through that sculpture so that it seems to be a frame, it makes a visual effect, the original photo is in color but I prefer to manipulate the colors in the photoshop to highlight and give it more prominence to the tower.
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About last week celebrations:
Freedom Tower at Israel's 70th Birthday!
The Freedom Tower Miami was designated in 2008 a U.S. National Historic Landmark for its role in hosting services for processing Cubans fleeing to Florida. Was designed by Schultz and Weaver and today houses the art-associated central offices of Miami Dade College and “MOAD” Museum of art and Design.