Miami Science Museum Funding Signals End of Bicentennial Park as a Music Venue
|A thing of the past.|
If you attended Ultra this year, you already experienced the effects that the construction has had on the park, including a loss of 6,000 square feet of space and a grassless terrain that left a coating of dust on both the stage equipment and revelers.
|Photo by Ian Witlen|
|Aerial shot of Ultra 2011 at Bicentennial Park.|
However, the $35 million now adds legitimacy to the fundraising campaign and more donations will certainly follow. Already halfway to the $100 million goal means that some of the $175 million bond money approved by voters might be released, allowing for construction to begin later this year.
|Plans for Museum Park. Miami Art Museum would be located on the north side, while the Miami Science Museum would sit west, facing Biscayne Boulevard.|
Don't get us wrong, this city deserves two world-class institutions like the Miami Art Museum and the Miami Museum of Science. And let's not forget, the city will also gain another Herzog & de Meuron-designed structure, which will only add to the grandeur of Biscayne Boulevard. But it saddens us a bit to know that we are losing one of the city's best festival locales. Surely, there is another spot in the city for a multi-use park the size of Bicentennial. Perhaps the site of the old Miami Arena?
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