Miami’s iconic silhouette
The 17-storey Freedom Tower was originally built in the 1920s to house the Miami Times Newspaper, and it still stands today as an integral part of Miami’s iconic skyline. It was designed in the Mediterranean Revival style as a replica of Seville’s Giralda Bell Tower.
Love New York’s legendary Grand Central Station? Then you’ll be excited to know Freedom Tower was designed by the same people. Our Miami Bus Tour passes right by, so hop off and get a closer look at this architectural and engineering masterpiece.
A building of many uses
The Miami Times occupied the tower until 1957. Between 1962 and 1974 it housed an immigration station, processing post for over 360,000 Cuban Refugees. These days, the Freedom Tower is a museum and cultural center, reflecting its integral role in the history of the city.
Other interesting facts about the Freedom Tower, Miami
- The building was originally completed in 1925
- Freedom Tower was added to the US National Register of Historic Places in 1979
- It was designated a US National Historic Landmark in 2008
- Freedom Tower stands 78 meters (256 feet) tall with a decorative cupola sitting on the top
- The building’s current occupier is Miami Dade College who use it as a museum, cultural and educational centre