|Mayor Carlos Gimenez calls the Historic FEC slip "not beautiful to look at" I call it a rare opportunity to see the aquatic preserve from Downtown.|
In a dissection of the Beckham plan during an interview, Terence Riley, a prominent architect who as director of the former Miami Art Museum guided the development of the lavishly praised and heavily visited PAMM, called the stadium site plan “mind-boggling,” “preposterous,” “misguided” and “kind of crazy.”
“I can’t understand the urban logic behind it,” said Riley, former chief curator of architecture at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. “I’ve done a lot of research on stadiums and arenas, and, no matter what is promised, they are virtually always empty.
“The only population it would bring is a very large crowd on occasion, and that’s not what the park needs. It simply doesn’t fulfill its promise as a large urban park,” Riley said. “This puts a bad light on whoever’s advising them.
“Show me another example of an American city that after all this thoughtful planning and strategizing just sets it aside. It doesn’t exist. This is not the way urban planners who are experts in reviving cities would do things. This would be considered anathema.”
Why I keep calling the FEC slip historic:
|Magazine of the Historic FEC Slip when it is was a Submarine Chaser Training Center in 1943.|
Andres Viglucci has been with the Miami Herald since 1984 and remains one of the paper's best writers.
|Andres Viglucci from Random Pixels.blogspot.com|
Save the green and blue space for our residents Mayor Gimenez and Mayor Regalado! Put a moratorium on helping Arena's and Stadium's till you can balance your budgets without a sleigh of hand.