Colorful lifeguard towers on the beach in Miami

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Architect William Lane designed the 36 vibrant lifeguard towers that have become the icon of Miami Beach

Colorful lifeguard towers on the beach in Miami

Architectural firm William Lane has taken a fresh look at lifeguard towers and transformed them from purely utilitarian structures into one of Miami Beach's top attractions. The project includes thirty-six towers along a seven-mile stretch from the south end of the coast to 87th Street. The roofs of wooden buildings are covered with seam roofing, which, according to the architects, can easily twist and bend, taking the most bizarre shapes.

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In addition to unusual anthropomorphic forms that make the towers look like cartoon or comic book characters, the buildings are distinguished by bright colors. In total, the architects used six saturated shades and combined them with each other in different ways. Orange, pink, lilac, green, red and blue buildings stand out against the backdrop of white sand and cheer up beach lovers.Colorful lifeguard towers on the beach in MiamiColorful lifeguard towers on the beach in Miami

This is not the first time William Lane has designed rescue towers. When the architect first moved to Miami in 1995, he was commissioned to create a series of five towers – one of which was realized in collaboration with artist Kenny Scharf. They soon became a real symbol of Miami Beach. The new project also did not go unnoticed: New York-based photographer Tommy Kwak released an album that is called & nbsp; – Lifeguard Towers: Miami (“Rescue Towers: Miami”).

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