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Convention Center is a Go; Gehry Saves the Bacardi Bldg.

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SOUTH BEACH— After enough stops and starts to make a commenter exclaim in agony that they must be watching a telenovela, both the massive Miami Beach Convention Center and Lincoln Lane North developments have been cleared of corruption allegations and are back on track. This is good news of course for Miami Beach, but not necessarily for the leading teams, who might not stay in the top spots as committees reevaluate all the proposals.

EDGEWATERThe Bacardi Building has been saved. Bacardi has sold it for less than half of its market value to YoungArts, a huge arts funding foundation that has retained the famous Frank Gehry to masterplan a campus and park for them on the site. Gehry says he won't touch, or even upstage, the iconic buildings on the site. It may be the most modest work he's ever done.

SOUTH BEACH— While architects work away on fanciful designs for the Convention Center, out in its parking lot Design Miami, the annual Art Basel design satellite fair, will be erecting a tent designed by Miami native Daniel Arsham for the fair this year. His design has something to do with inflatable vinyl tubes that look like mountains.

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