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Photos: Port Of Miami Today Compared To The 1970s

Photos: Port Of Miami Today Compared To The 1970s

Miami is the cruise capital of the world today, as it was in the 1970s. These photos shared by PortMiami show how the skyline and size of the ships has changed:

 

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transplant
transplant

How about just 20 years – 1998 vs 2018. I’m always surprised there’s not more national fanfare around Miami’s rapid transformation.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Have you seen the roads’ condition inside Port of Miami???
Miami’s transformation is only limited to the downtown skyline. Our Governor and local politicians refuse to invest in improving the city’s infrastructure. Making Miami function like a third world money laundering Metropolis

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yes, I have seen it. The infrastructure is world class. When I moved to Miami Beach, there was a drawbridge on the McArthur at the Miami Herald.
There was no $1B Port Tunnel.
The Airport was MUCH smaller (cargo and passenger).
There was no AAArena, Museums on the waterfront, the Brickell Bridge was a disaster, the Miami Bridge was a disaster.

Miami has upgraded nearly everything infrastructure-wise.

Anonymous
Anonymous

My parents moved here from Virginia in 1979 when I was only 2. I have pictures in Downtown that year and everything was flat like you see in this picture. A lot has changed indeed.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Miami is a young city and these pics prove it. Explosive growth over the last 40 years.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Man, Miami really had no skyline back then.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Please show Biscayne One some respect. Thank you.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Uhh, what?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Lol Biscayne One is the lone tower to see, still standing today. Hopefully it’ll be there for decades to come…I like my y’all buikding but I Alison like preserving history.

Anonymous
Anonymous

100 Biscayne, too. It was a disgrace to lose the McAllister and Columbus Hotels, and even more recently the Everglades.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Losing the McAllister was heartbreaking. A widow came down and remarkably began transforming our city, built Miami’s first high rise, one of the first commercial buildings on Lincoln Rd (where Nike now stands) and so much more. The McAllister Hotel was the center of old Miami. I really wish our local historians would do more to celebrate and memorialize the women pioneers who made a vision of Miami possible…

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah, they should maybe name a Bridge, a neighborhood, and/or a causway after the woman pioneers.
Otherwise, no one will remember Julia Tuttle or Mary Brickell.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Until the banks stole the cocaine cash.. 🙂

Laz
Laz

Major contrast! Boats and Buildings have gotten super sized, just like fast food drinks and fries. Both Boats and Buildings are still in a growing phase.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Cruise ships were so small and I could nearly see to the far west of lil havana.