In the 600 of Biscayne Boulevard, in downtown of Miami and overlooking the bay there stands a building that has an important part in the history of the city but, above all, has great symbolic value for Cuban exiles living in United States. The building in question is the Freedom Tower and its design was inspired by the Spanish Giralda Tower of Sevilla. With the same straight tower over 80 meters tall completed in cupola, was built in 1925 as an office building. Throughout the twentieth century, the building went through different eras with much glory: in the beginning it worked as newspaper office of the city until the end of the 50s; then served as a kind of center of Cuban exiles: who came here to process documentation and receive help and guidance for the Caribbean citizens who left the island due to the Cuban Revolution.
Years later, during the 1970s, the building passed from hand to hand and serve different things until it began to deteriorate and decadence. The Freedom Tower in this way, become a symbol of anti-Castro activists, to the point that the building was purchased by a powerful Cuban businessman and fervent anti-revolutionary: Jorge Mas Canosa. During this period of 1990s, the tower was converted into a museum in honor of Cuban exiles and headquarters of the Cuban American National Foundation, organization founded by Mas Canosa, in 2005 the state recovered the building and put it in the hands of the Miami-Dade College.
Currently, the Freedom Tower has become one of the most representative attractions of the history of Miami linked to Cuban immigration (in 2003, for example, was held of singer Celia Cruz). The building is open to the public and displays a permanent exhibition about its history, on the exile of Cubans, in addition to hosting numerous rooms in other samples of art exhibitions of works by Dali, Goya and Da Vinci and other proposals Miami Art Museum have been through the iconic tower.
Besides functioning as a museum and exhibition area, the Freedom Tower also operates a library, conference rooms and spaces for celebrations and events. Of course if the entity does not intend to go deeper into the history or architecture of the building, you can just go up to the terrace of the tower and enjoy a splendid view of Downtown Miami, Biscayne Bay and the port American Airlines Arena.