No doubt, Frank Gehry’s New World Symphony was kind of the first Starchitect project to hit South Beach, Miami in General and it is a wonder to behold a beautiful building, tucked behind Lincoln Road between Washington and Pennsylvania – it should be noted that the original New World Symphony was actually on Lincoln, but was repositioned. While we love Gehry’s work and love the Symphony and the performances, the real standout of the site is the 2.5 acre park that serves as the main entry to the facility. Designed by the Dutch urban planning and landscape architectural firm of West 8 it was conceived as not only a park and entry to Gehry’s building it serves in and of itself as an event space – performances from inside, movies and cultural happenings are projected on to the wall of the building and the park itself has a “carved” out area, replete with mounted sculptural speakers, lighting, paths, benches where people can in the outdoors of Miami while indulging in a little collective entertainment. More often than not Miami seems to royally screw everything up, but every once in while, when they “get it right”, they really get it right and this is one of those instances, a well loved marvelous outdoor space that works for the community. Bravo.