At 8 A.M. Sunday morning, the implosion of The Everglades Hotel changed Miami’s skyline forever. Built in 1926, it was once considered Miami’s largest and most luxurious hotel. The hotel had a rich history, serving as a shelter after a disastrous 1926 hurricane, providing living quarters for soldiers in training during World War II, and housing the first antenna to provide television transmission in Miami for WTVJ.
Two condo towers will take it’s place.
As a child, I remember traveling down Biscayne Blvd. with my family, looking up at the skyscrapers through the car window. In my mind, this old landmark will always stand.
Everglades Hotel: 1926-2005