Freedom Tower, inspired by La Giralda in Seville, is named in honour of the Cuban exiles

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Freedom Tower

Miami has a character all of its own

Just opposite the port of Miami and the Miami Heat basketball arena, this building with its traditional architecture will catch your eye. And as with the Biltmore Hotel, it will definitely remind you of the Giralda in Seville. It is also inspired by this bell tower, and as well as being a building of great beauty it is iconic because of its history. It was built in 1925 to house the editorial department and printing presses of the newspaper, the Miami Daily News – which was there until 1957 – which was why it came to be called the Miami Daily News Tower. Following its newspaper period came a political period. It was the time of the Cuban revolution and the building was used to take in exiles arriving in the city. Taking the tower as a symbol of liberty for all, its name was changed to Freedom Tower. In the seventies it stopped being used as a refuge and was empty until, in recent times, it has been used for other purposes, for example, hosting exhibitions of various kinds.

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