GEHRY-DESIGNED NEW WORLD SYMPHONY QUARTERS IN MIAMI TO BE READY IN 2010
New World Symphony is selling its 38,000 sq ft building to a group of local investors. The original architectural features of the new mall will be preserved. New ownership of the Miami Beach historic Lincoln Theatre, built in 1935, will convert the property to a retail mall. Plans for the Mall are to have room for up to four retail shops and restaurants. Spaces can be larger than 5000 sq ft on the major retail corridor of Lincoln Road.
Proceeds from the sale will go towards the Symphony’s new home, a Frank Gehry designed building directly behind the theatre. The selling price has not been disclosed. As usual, Gehry’s designs are controversial.