Edgewater won’t be getting a new private museum on Biscayne Boulevard.
Bruce Berkowitz told the Herald that he has given up on plans to build a museum for his Fairholme Foundation there.
The reason: “with everything going on, the last thing the world needed is another private museum,” adding that he had spent “a lot of money” on plans for it before cancelling.
Fairholme purchased the property and proposed two different designs for the museum.
In 2014, the foundation proposed a sinister looking windowless building that in the shape of an inverted pyramid, designed by Arquitectonica.
After complaining of difficulty getting certain elements of the design approved, Fairholme sat on the project for years before proposing another design by architect Rene Gonzalez.
First iteration (Arquitectonica):
Second iteration (Arquitectonica):
Third iteration (Rene Gonzalez):
The site, now fenced off: