Typology: South Beach Lifeguard Stands

Another set of typologies shot in South Florida--this time in South Beach. Gotta love lifeguard stands! I could have shot these up and down the beach all day, but alas, I only had one morning to shoot in Miami and lots of locations to hit!

Here's the story on the stands. Two of these were part or the original five whimsical stands designed by William Lane Architect in 1995 after Hurricane Andrew. They won an AIA Award for Excellence in Design and are a popular fixture on South Beach. The round one, also known as the "Jetson Tower", was co-designed by artist Kenny Scharf. Does the name sound familiar? It should--I recently posted a shot of his take on the Houston Street Wall in NYC. The others are all variations on a more traditional utilitarian tower painted to add visual interest and a little spice to the beach.

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