Developer Bruce Berkowitz has thrown in the towel on his project to build a private art museum and headquarters for his financial management firm Fairholme Capital, due to frustrations with the City of Miami's planning department.
The department, which had been grappling with the unconventional and totally non-code-conforming design of the building that Berkowitz proposed a year ago, has apparently gone quiet even though many were in favor of the project. "We're not getting anywhere, so let's be done with it. I'm crying uncle" Berkowitz told the Miami Herald. Meanwhile, according to city planning director Luciana Garcia, the plans were under a review that was scheduled to wrap up today, so maybe the whole thing won't be axed after all.
· Miami Art Patron 'Crying Uncle' [Miami Herald]
· Fairholme Capital coverage [Curbed Miami]