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f14 ARCHITECT CONVERTED ROAD INTO RETREAT FOR PEDESTRIANS By HAMPTON DUNN MIAMI BEACH --Fashionable Lincoln Road, long a mecca for shoppers of America, is even more attractive since its conversion to a pedestrian mall. Automobiles were outlawed the street place became a veritable garden to lure foot traffic into the exclusive shops. The man chosen to design this radical beautification and revitalization program for the shopping heart of the resort city was a hometowner, controversial Morris Lapidus. A na tive of Russia, Lapidus came to America as an infant and studied archi tecture at Columbia. He's noted as the designer of the Fountainbleau, Eden Roc and Americana hotels here. Lapidus has been characterized as a man who blends "a deep insecurity and flash es of real arrogance with a fanatical devotion to the drawing board." Be that as it may, he carried out well his aim to make Lincoln Road Mall so attractive that visitors would be irresistably drawn there as to other major tourist attractions. The designe r felt four factors were necessary in creating an ideal shopping area: (1) Accessibility; (2) Large parking area; (3) Diversification and quantity of shops; and (4) Absence of traffic. So it was he provided an abundance of tropical gardens, pools and foun tains, shelters and many other unusual and esthetically appealing features. The Road merchants enthusiastically accepted his ideas and even voted assessments totaling $600,000 to finance the undertaking in 1960.
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Architect converted road into retreat for pedestrians
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by Hampton Dunn.
1 online resource (2 p.) :
Title from caption on PDF of p.1 (viewed July 16, 2010).
At head of title: Photouring Florida.
Typescript of Photouring Florida column that describes the conversion of Miami Beach's Lincoln Road to a pedestrian mall by Morris Lapidus.
Lincoln Road (Miami Beach, Fla.)
x Description and travel.
t Hampton Dunn Photouring Florida collection.