Met Square Adding Plaza, Gallery & Exhibits To Display Historic Findings At Site

A plan to display historically significant findings at the Met Square project is up for review by Miami’s Historic and Environmental Preservation Board tomorrow.

Two prehistoric circles believed to be foundations for Tequesta dwellings would be on display to the public at two corners of the property, with an indoor gallery and exhibit around one of them.

Also on display would be several finds at the site dating to more recent history. A Fort Dallas well from the 19th Century will be visible through glass, while a plaza in between Met Square and Met 1 would have elements from the Royal Palm Hotel, which opened in 1897. The original Miami River shoreline would be marked in the plaza.

A lawsuit By University of Miami archaeologist William J. Pestle over a previous agreement with the city remains pending (Pestle is suing over Sunshine Law violations).

Met Square will eventually include a 467-foot hotel tower with 392 rooms, along with a 1,780-seat movie theater and 37,666-square-feet of restaurant space.



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