Lapidus was a famous architect in the Miami area of Florida. He came from
Ukraine and fell in love with Miami. He is most known for designing the Fontainebleau
because it is arguable the most elegant building he designed but he is also
credited with designing Eden Roc and The Americana Hotels. Among these amazing
feats he designed he designed Lincoln Road into a pedestrian mall where people
can eat, drink, and relax by the South Beach. Since he was a young child, he
called Miami his home. He has shaped and helped to sculpt the Miami skyline to
what it is today. He truly is an important Floridian.
he lived in Miami most of his life, I figured it would only be right to plant a
garden in his honor in his hometown, Miami. I went to the North Beach Community
Garden and was able to plant a few wildflowers of assorted colors. I specifically
chose flowers with a pastel shade to them. I have teal and orange flowers to
incorporate a "Miami" feel to it because he grew up there and
influenced the city both physically and historically. He is truly an artist who
used his talents to shape an entire city. His designs attract tourists from all
around the world. Everyone has gone to South Beach and walked through Lincoln
Road. Most people do not know that it was designed by one man, Morris Lapidus.
That is why I planted a garden in his honor. So the public can appreciate the
impact of his art and architecture.