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In 1926 the Floridian Hotel was opened on the west side of South Beach facing Biscayne Bay.

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Before the hotel was built, the property was occupied by an aquarium from 1921-1923.

http://miami-history.com/the-aquarium-an-early-miami-beach-tourist-attraction/

The Floridian was partially owned by Al Capone for a time.  During World War II it was used as army barracks.  It was renamed "Biscaya" in 1959.   It was abandoned in 1978 and despite protests from preservationists it was demolished in 1987. Video of the demolition: 

https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/160135

http://miamiarchives.blogspot.com/2015/06/miami-beachs-hotel-biscaya-bites-dust.html

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/content/printView/6363582

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airtommy

Our first view of Biscaya on Miami Vice comes in "Little Prince" when they are on Star Island:

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We see the interior in "Smuggler's Blues" when C&T meet with Castillo and the Feds.  The building was long abandoned at the time.  Rumor has it that the building was so filthy that they had to clean it up and bring in security for filming. 

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We see the interior again in "Trust Fund Pirates":

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airtommy

Our best view of Biscaya is in "Nobody Lives Forever".

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We get a brief view at night near the end of "Out Where The Buses Don't Run":

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And finally we barely see it in "Free Verse" when they storm the estate to free the hostage:

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Dadrian

Interior pics from “Trust Fund Pirates” next? :p

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miamijimf

If airtommy can post recent interior pix of Biscaya he would win the Pulitzer Prize for photography.

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airtommy
19 hours ago, Dadrian said:

Interior pics from “Trust Fund Pirates” next? :p

Good one!  I totally forgot about that. I've added a screen cap to my post above.

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Dadrian
3 hours ago, airtommy said:

Good one!  I totally forgot about that. I've added a screen cap to my post above.

Thanks. My wife always prides herself in recognizing the interiors being the same in “Smuggler’s Blues” and “Trust Fund Pirates”, so it stays on my mind haha. 

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airtommy
9 minutes ago, Dadrian said:

Thanks. My wife always prides herself in recognizing the interiors being the same in “Smuggler’s Blues” and “Trust Fund Pirates”, so it stays on my mind haha. 

You married well, pal.  :thumbsup:

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Dadrian

Thanks. She has come a long way MV-wise in 15 years of hanging out with me. :) 

We even exchange quotes sometimes. :happy:

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Sonny-Burnett

Hm I can't seem to view or even load @airtommy's images. Anyone else having this issue in here? 

 

Edit: ran some updates and rebooted ...seems that has solved the issue. Nice pics @airtommy, so this structure is now history? 

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Dadrian
1 hour ago, Sonny-Burnett said:

Hm I can't seem to view or even load @airtommy's images. Anyone else having this issue in here? 

I can see them. :thumbsup:

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airtommy
5 hours ago, Sonny-Burnett said:

Edit: ran some updates and rebooted ...seems that has solved the issue. Nice pics @airtommy, sp this structure is now history? 

Yup, long gone.  Check out the first post at the top of this page for a video of the demolition.

 

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miamijimf

Interesting view of the very exclusive Fisher Island with South Beach in the background.  Sharon Gless "Maddie" on Burn Notice lives there.

 

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Matt5
1 hour ago, miamijimf said:

Interesting view of the very exclusive Fisher Island with South Beach in the background.  Sharon Gless "Maddie" on Burn Notice lives there.

 

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Nice Jim - the upper part of that shot is where they pulled in - in the Miami Vice movie (directors cut) also

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miamijimf

This is a Florida crock, you can tell by the narrow snout.  They are endangered. 

 

 

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airtommy
22 minutes ago, miamijimf said:

This is a Florida crock, you can tell by the narrow snout.  They are endangered.

She's doing it all wrong.  He wants crumb doughnuts!

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Sonny-Burnett

Where's the  footage of how she managed to get this croc OUT of her house.  :)

Gator bait?  

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timm525
3 hours ago, miamijimf said:

This is a Florida crock, you can tell by the narrow snout.  They are endangered. 

 

 

Great one Jim. Sonny meets his new wife. :)

Can you imagine a burgular at 2am in that house?

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miamijimf
3 hours ago, Sonny-Burnett said:

Where's the  footage of how she managed to get this croc OUT of her house.  :)

Gator bait?  

Lured her out with a promise of a ride in the Ferrari with the top down. 

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Dadrian

...as long as the Buddy Holly records are all intact. 

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Sonny-Burnett
16 hours ago, miamijimf said:

Lured her out with a promise of a ride in the Ferrari with the top down. 

haha...nice! 

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airtommy

I was watching "Impossible Builds" on PBS and they featured a new skyscraper being built in Miami.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2018/feb/06/impossible-builds/

There is no shortage of condo towers in Miami, but this one is a ground-breaking design.  The tower will be supported from the outside with an exoskeleton.   It's called the Scorpion Tower or One Thousand Museum and it's located at at Biscayne Blvd & 10th St.   It was designed by world famous architect Zaha Hadid, who sadly passed away before the project could be completed.

http://1000museum.com/

http://scorpiontower.com/

 

 

 

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miamijimf

Miami's 77th annual International Boat Show is by the Marine Stadium again this year.  According to the latest info, the Marine Stadium is really going to be preserved.

 

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pahonu
2 hours ago, miamijimf said:

Miami's 77th annual International Boat Show is by the Marine Stadium again this year.  According to the latest info, the Marine Stadium is really going to be preserved.

 

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That's cool.  They're unique venues and I'm glad it's being saved.  By coincidence, our place is right next to the Long Beach Marine Stadium.  It was built for rowing events in the 1932!!! Los Angeles Olympics.  It's used for all kinds of events today.  Our place is in the lower left of the last photo.

I'm really enjoying this thread, Jim!

 

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