Monday, May 21, 2007

Miami 21: Don't be miserly with the vision

Our previous post regarding development got us to thinking about Miami 21, the City of Miami's attempt to come up with a reasonable, forward thinking plan for urban development. We urge its designers and its implementers to consider the words of one of the world's greatest architects and city planners, the very late Daniel Burnham:

"Make no small plans. They have no magic to stir humanity's blood."

Specifically, save room in your master plan for the biggest and best buildings in downtown Miami. Don't settle for anything less than buildings that push the envelope and make us proud, that put Miami on the collective conscious map of the world.
UpDate (6/28): City of Miami commissioners postponed voting for or against Miami 21 so they can study it further.

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