The new CitizenM hotel under construction at Miami Worldcenter is getting a permanent public art installation titled “Playful Toy” put in place this week.
City planners required the exterior public artwork as a condition of the hotel’s approval.
The artwork is made up of “playful” fiberglass toy sculptures. Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval of FriendsWithYou are the artists, with the work said to cost $260,000.
Citizen Miami Worldcenter will include include 351 rooms in a 12 story building. Construction cost of the hotel is estimated by the company at $68 million.
Miami’s Art in Public Places Board approved the artwork at a 2019 meeting.
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