MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) – South Beach’s unmistakably unique style, known as Art Deco, turns 35 on the historic registry this month.
Art Deco, a style which started in the 1920s and is recognizable for its bold colors and geometric shapes, is present along the pastel beachside buildings and neon signs in South Beach.READ MORE: NBA fines Miami Heat $25,000 for violating 'bench decorum'
The Miami Beach Architectural Historic District was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May 1979.
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The distinctive style has been featured prominently over the years in TV shows like “Miami Vice” and movies like “Scarface” and “The Bird Cage.”
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