This month saw a cultural tipping point for our community when the Pritzker Architecture Prize was awarded posthumously to Frei Otto at the New World Center in Miami Beach. Slowly but surely, Miami is gaining a new and important confidence as it steps onto the global stage.
As home to the 2015 Pritzker Prize celebration, we joined a list of world-class venues and cities that include The White House, the Palace of Versailles, the JFK Presidential Library and Museum, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and the Great Hall of the People in Beijing — pretty good company!
The choice of Miami and the New World Center for this event demonstrates that the world recognizes a new global prominence of our city. We at New World, working at the intersection of music, education, technology and architecture, are proud to be a contributor to this phenomenon. Now, we are hopeful that all our residents and our local press will do the same.
Edward Manno Shumsky, chairman, Board of Trustees and Howard Herring, president and CEO, New World Symphony, Miami Beach