The Real Deal Miami

Freedom Tower loses head to repairs

June 05, 2009 10:29AM

The Freedom Tower, a downtown Miami landmark that was the center of the Cuban diaspora, will temporarily lose its weathervane top today when it is removed to be fixed. It was damaged in a 2005 hurricane. Juan Mendieta, spokesman for Miami Dade College, which owns the building, said it wasn’t in danger of falling, but needed to be repaired before the current storm season picks up.