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The Security Building

The Security Building, 117 NE 1 AV, Miami

“The Security Building (also known as the Capital Lofts Building) is a historic site in Miami, Florida. It is located at 117 Northeast 1st Avenue. On January 4, 1989, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building has 16 floors with a height of 225 feet (69 m) and was built from 1926 to 1927… A bracketed cornice separates the building from the roof form that is so decidedly different from roof treatments in Miami during this period… The mansard roof of the Security Building is clad in copper and terminates in a series of antefixae. A series of arches containing windows and serving as dormers penetrate the roof. Bull’s-eye windows are placed between the arched windows. An eight-sided cupola that extends from the center of the roof is fenestrated on each side with a multi-paned arched window. The dome of the cupola also is clad in copper.”

From Wikipedia

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