This project was awarded to CGA on June 5, 2014 and involves the design and specification of a solar lighting system to illuminate the historical Flagler obelisk monument on Flagler Memorial Island. Constructed in the early 1920’s by Carl Fisher as a memorial to Henry H. Flagler, the monument has required numerous restoration efforts in its history. The original lighting for the monument was installed in 1940 as part of one of the first restoration projects. Over the years, other projects have added fill material to protect the monument, removed graffiti, installed a security perimeter fence, and resurfaced the monument. In 2002, the island was officially designated as a historic site by the City of Miami Beach Historic Preservation Board. The proposed solar powered system will replace the existing grid-tied FPL service to the island (a submarine cable) which was frequently being damaged by boats and watercraft. Funding for the project is being provided by a combination of the City of Miami Beach, the adjoining Star Island homeowner’s association, and FPL. The project is currently under design by CGA electrical staff and is expected to begin construction in the Fall of 2014.
Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department