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Burle Marx Sidewalks in Downtown Miami a Mess

Burle Marx Sidewalks in Downtown Miami a Mess

Like thousands of other readers of the Miami Herald, I was charmed Friday when I read of the 20-year, multimillion-dollar effort to spruce up downtown sidewalks. World-famous artist Burle Marx designed about a mile of walkways similar to those on Rio's Copacabana for Biscayne Boulevard between the Arsht Center and the InterContinental Hotel -- downtown's beating heart.

Then I took a look.

The sidewalks, particularly the northern stretch, are full, and I mean full, of utility markings and other spray-painted messes that will be virtually impossible to remove. The Herald story noted the Downtown Development Authority is planning a trust to care for the sidewalks. That's just like this town -- prepare for the hurricane after it's hit. For more pictures of the sidewalk mess, follow the jump.

More mess.
More mess.
In front of the American Airlines Arena.
In front of the American Airlines Arena.
Burle Marx Sidewalks in Downtown Miami a Mess


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