Dotting the shore in vivid contrast to the sparkling blue ocean, stands an array of bright colored lifeguard towers,
a very unique art deco design and its own piece of history. The popular
structures besides providing support to the Miami Beach
Patrol Lifeguard staff, have become a cherished symbol of Miami Beach.
The towers started popping up shortly after Hurrican Andrew hit in
the early 1990s. The first towers were
designed and built by Architect William Lane, whose donation quickly
became a hallmark of Miami associated with its revival after the
Many more followed, some as a result of design competitions, and some commissioned by local entrepreneurs. There are now 31
Lifeguard Towers just along the coastline of Miami Beach from the very tip at South Pointe Park up to 87th Street.