Around 1960, Miami Beach architect Morris Lapidus, whose credits include Miami Beachís Fontainebleau and Eden Roc Hotels, was commissioned to redesign Lincoln Road. Lapidusís design for Lincoln Road, complete with gardens, fountains, shelters, architectural follies, shade structures (each shade structures exploits one 20th century technology in concrete construction Ė folded plates, cantilevers, floating slabs, etc.) and an amphitheater reflected the Miami Modern Architecture, or MiMo, style that Lapidus pioneered in the 1950s. The Road was closed to traffic and became one of the nationís first pedestrian malls.

Lincoln Road Mall, Miami Beach
Year Built: 1960  Approx.
Architect: Morris Lapidus