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Friday, July 17, 2009

Virginia Key Master Plan: Smoke, Mirrors & Toilets. By meow

What I've read about the EDSA plan makes me wonder about the creative talents of the Stone family. This is not meant to speak ill of the departed, but the late Edward Durell Stone Jr., founder of EDSA, was the son of a prolific architect. In the 1960s, Edward Sr. was commissioned by Vanderbilt University to design a complex of six undergraduate dormitories. What he came up with was some very nice-looking buildings with a lot of modern touches, except for one important thing: The three toilets on each floor had no doors or even partitions, and, to make matters worse, they sat directly opposite the large mirror mounted above the long row of communal sinks.

It makes me wonder if the same sense of taste influenced the master plan for Virginia Key.


  1. AnonymousJuly 17, 2009

    Is this a picture of a building designed by Stone/EDSA? It sure looks like a toilet! This guy must be right!

  2. No it is just our humor on what the park could look an even more extreme case of planning gone wild.