A photo shows the Miami-Dade Cultural Center, which is expected to be demolished as part of downtown Miami’s Metrocenter redevelopment.
The new Miami-Dade civil courthouse tower can be seen rising in the background.
The Cultural Center was completed in 1983, with a controversial design that is reminiscent of a fortress. In addition to being pedestrian unfriendly, it is said to have subpar finishes.
It was designed by architect Philip Johnson.
The Metrocenter plan includes multiple county-controlled properties in the area. In total, 23.7 million square foot could be developed.
A new history museum and library would be built as part of the plan, replacing the existing facilities in the Cultural Center.
Conceptual renderings of Metrocenter: