Conservation Solutions, Inc: Art + Architecture + Artifacts

Miami Beach Public Art Collection Assessment

Site
City of Miami Beach, Miami Beach , Florida
Client
Douglas Wood & Associates

The developers of the City of Miami Beach incorporated fountains and monuments into the streetscapes of the city that they built on the barrier island off South Florida.  Constructed entirely of concrete, the Mediterranean Revival and Art Deco features continue to enliven the vibrant seaside community.  The collection includes several sculptures as well as fountains, towers, and memorials installed throughout the city. Dating from the early to mid-20th century, these elements suffered from wear, insufficient past repairs, and exposure to the elements (including extreme events of hurricanes and automobile accidents). 

Conservation Solutions, Inc. (CSI) was contracted to assess the condition of each and prepare treatment recommendations for the collection. Working with Douglas Wood Assoc. Engineers, each monument was documented and assessed. Conditions requiring treatment were noted and prioritized. Recommendations for treatment and budgetary cost estimates were prepared.