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The tropical metropolis

America settentrionale | Miami

Far from the gritty megacities of the northern United States, the city of Miami on America’s southern-most East Coast, with a population of 5.5 million, is one of the country’s most vibrant centres, today again at the forefront of architectural debate.

Recent statistics show that 60% of the population speak Spanish - the result of the constant immigrant flows during the last century, especially from Cuba. This demographic, together with its geographical proximity, makes Miami Latin America’s real economic capital, attracting huge investments from South America.

Perhaps more than any other American city, Miami’s legacy is truly the classical American story of settling uninhabited land. The area could only be colonized after drainage of the Everglades - the mosquito and alligator infested brackish swamps that covered most of southern Florida....

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