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Freedom Tower, Miami

Freedom Tower, Miami (must see)

The Freedom Tower is a 17-floor structure located on the Wolfson campus of Miami Dade College. It has become the symbol of freedom to Cuban refugees who fled the communist regime of Fidel Castro to Florida.

The Freedom Tower was built in Mediterranean revivalist style in 1925. It housed the offices and printing facility of the newspaper called The Miami News. The design closely resembles that of the Giralda Tower in Seville, Spain. It has a height of 78 meters and the cupola once had a decorative beacon. The Miami News offices relocated in 1957 and the US Federal Government used the tower as a processing center for refugees fleeing from the communist regime in Cuba during the 1960s. Jorge Mas Canosa, the founder of the Cuban National American Foundation, purchased Freedom Tower and converted it into a monument for Cuban refugees in 1997, incorporating a museum, library, convention center and the offices of the Cuban National American Foundation.

Today, the Freedom Tower belongs to the Miami Dade University and is used as a cultural and educational center. The university has plans to house a permanent exhibition commemorating the major newspaper that was once published here, featuring exhibits relating to the days when the Tower served as a major Cuban refugee processing center.

Why You Should Visit:
Beautiful photo opportunities, especially at night, when the tower is lit up with an array of colors.

Opening Hours:
Wed-Fri, Sun: 1-6pm; Sat: 1-8pm

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Sight Name: Freedom Tower
Sight Location: Miami, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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