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Public Beach Development, Siesta Key, Sarasota, FL, 1956 Project Not Built


 

"Siesta Key started redeveloping its public beach area in the mid-1950’s along with several other communities in the area. To attract visitors to this stretch of sand, Rudolph envisioned four soaring concrete-supported parasols arranged around a circular reflecting pool. The design is conceptualized as a minimal amount of structure, one vertical support, with maximum potential for shade. A group of service buildings is situated along the southern edge of the pool with a lookout platform to the north facing the Gulf of Mexico."

Domin, Christopher, and Joseph King. Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2002. p. 229.



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