The Towers, Spires & Domes of Coral Gables

November 2019

Photos by Lizzie Wilcox

Coral Gables is a city filled with architecture that rises above the norm, by which we mean the rectangular boxes and squared-off high rises of downtown Miami and other Florida cities. What distinguishes us, among other things, is an appreciation for the fluted spires, cupolas, and rounded domes that decorate European cities.

Here, then, is a selection of these fanciful steeples and cones, reflecting the city’s aspirations as they climb skyward. And if you can name where they’re located, you are a true aficionado of the Gables, and will receive a poster of our Summer issue cover “The View from 37th Avenue.” Send answers to