The Miami skyline was a sight to see from August 6 to 9, as the landmark Miami Tower stayed illuminated in the colours of the Jamaican flag – black, green and gold – in commemoration of Jamaica’s 48th anniversary of Independence.
The landmark Miami Tower shines in Jamaican colours
Located at International Place, in downtown Miami, the Tower was illuminated on Independence Day (August 6) and remained lit throughout the weekend until Monday morning (August 9), to recognise the positive impact of the Jamaican community in South Florida.
Built in 1987, the 47-floor landmark tower is usually lit for special events in Miami. For the fourth consecutive year, the Jamaican community has been honoured with the significant gesture.
The lighting of the Tower serves as a powerful symbol of the positive impact made by the presence of the Jamaican community, not only in Miami, but throughout South Florida. More than 500,000 Jamaicans reside in Florida, with the largest concentration in the South Florida tri-county area – Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.
The Tower houses a wide range of modern office and communications infrastructure. The office building overlooks downtown Miami and Biscayne Bay and is widely recognised for its changing palette of exterior lighting schemes, timed to coincide with holidays and significant occasions.