The Freedom Tower, a 78-meter building inspired by the Giralda in Seville (Spain) and located in the heart of Miami, was closed in 2022 for a complete renovation.
It is expected that by 2025, the year in which the centenary of its opening will be celebrated, it will look like it did in its best days.
According to a statement from the MDC, the Division of Arts and Culture of the Florida Department of State awarded half a million dollars for the restoration
According to a statement from the MDC, which has been in charge of the tower listed on the US National Register of Historic Places since 2005, the Division of Arts and Culture of the Florida Department of State awarded it half a million dollars for restoration.
“The renovation of the Freedom Tower will ensure the preservation of this beloved National Historic Landmark for future generations in our community,” said María Carla Chicuén, MDC Executive Director of Cultural Affairs.
In the building, originally created to house the Miami News newspaper, “The Refuge” functioned from 1962 to 1974, as the Cubans called it, although it was officially the Cuba Assistance Center.
The cultural facilities grant will help cover ongoing construction and restoration costs and create a new experience for visitors, the MDC said in a statement released Monday.
In a space of 36,700 square feet (3,400 square meters) spread over four floors, the MDC wants to “present deeper and broader stories about the future of the Freedom Tower and its role as a beacon of hope, opportunity and courage.”
The university restored the building and earned its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2008
After the Center for Assistance to Cuba closed its doors, the historic building designed by the firm Schultze & Weaver fell into disrepair until it passed into the hands of leaders of the Cuban-American community who donated it in 2005 to the MDC.
The university restored the building and earned its designation as a National Historic Landmark in 2008.
“The Freedom Tower is an essential piece of Miami’s rich history and a symbol of freedom and hope. As we approach its 100th anniversary, we are grateful for this investment to preserve its legacy for another 100 years.” added Maryam Laguna Borrego, MDC Vice President of External Affairs and Strategy and Chief of Staff.
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. Throughout its history, 167 nations and 63 languages have been represented among its students.
MDC’s eight campuses and support centers offer more than 300 different programs including associate’s degrees, apprenticeships, bachelor’s degrees, and certificates.
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