Thursday, 28 December 2006

The International Inn

As I mentioned in one of yesterday's posts, I'm doing my graduate thesis project on Miami Beach's International Inn and converting it into a Boys & Girls Club. A few months back, I had the pleasure of giving myself an unguided tour around the facility and took the above photos. Needless to say, the place has seen few renovations and many of the original features such as the terrazzo floor, mosaic tile, fabulous ice machine and concrete masonry details have remained intact-- it was a preservation junkie's dream come true!

I should also add the hotel had what I like to refer to as that wonderful vintage seaside motel scent-- a combination of saltwater, humidity and time.

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