20 Years Later: Miami Beach’s Lifeguard Towers Redux – A Presentation by William Lane Architect


Date: 10/11/2022

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In 1995, William Lane, AIA designed five lifeguard towers to replace those towers that were lost in Hurricane Andrew and they quickly became iconic images.

20 years later, the City of Miami Beach asked Lane to revisit his original designs and create 6 new prototypes to replace the 36 lifeguard towers that are currently on Miami Beach.

The optimistic futurism of Art Deco, the local comfort of Cracker Style, and the brightness of South Florida’s tropical fauna is reflected in the new designs.

The towers activate the space and in this case of the beach itself. Unlike military watchtowers, they host lifeguards that will protect and serve.

Join us on Zoom for a conversation with William Lane as he revisits and revises his original designs.