Re the Sept. 2 article, What to do with the world?:
The iconic and much loved Pan Am Globe is in limbo. In the 1930s, it was the crown jewel of the former Pan Am Terminal, now Miami’s City Hall, and for the past 55 years the globe greeted visitors to the old Miami Museum of Science.
It’s hard to believe that no plans were made for its future, before the 11th hour. The community should show a lot more respect for our heritage and find the globe a good home, no matter what the cost.
Locations considered include HistoryMiami Museum and the new Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. But why not consider returning it to its original home, the former Pan Am Terminal?
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The Pan Am Terminal can be repurposed as a community center, farmers market, art galleries or a unique waterfront restaurant. The best use for the former terminal and its globe would be to honor them both by establishing a Museum of Flight. Dinner Key helped put us on the international map with the Pan Am Clipper flights.
It’s time that we honored our history as well as Pan Am and our cherished globe.
Harry Emilio Gottlieb,