Here's What Miami Beach's New Lifeguard Stands Will Look Like

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Miami Beach is famous for its iconic, colorful lifeguard stands, but they're ultimately utilitarian structures that aren't meant to last forever. In fact, many of the city's historic stands were leveled during Hurricane Andrew back in 1992. Architect William Lane stepped in and designed some psychedelic, sci-fi replacements, and they've stood ever since. However, not all of the 29 stands on the beach are designed by Lane.

Recently the city's design review board decided that some of the stands just weren't "South Beach" enough, and some stands were considered of "dubious style, and although still photographed by tourists, were generally considered decorated in questionable taste."

Well, for Miami Beach's 100th birthday celebration, the city asked Lane to design some new stands to replace the "dubious" ones. Here, from the architect's website, is what they'll look like. They should be installed by next month.

[H/T: Curbed Miami]

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