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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Robert Holmes
- Explore score
- 1.02 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jul 10, 2014
- Date taken
- Jul 08, 2014
Fisher Island and the east end of Port of Miami as seen from South Pointe Condo. (Image NG081139-1246_B2L.psb)
The building in the left foreground is The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant located along the waterway at the extreme southern tip of Miami Beach. If you look on the horizon, just right of the first building on Fisher Island, you can see the Cape Florida Lighthouse. My other pictures of Fisher Island from different vantage points are www.gigapan.com/gigapans/99361 and www.gigapan.com/gigapans/118050 .
Fisher Island,an exclusive development, is located adjacent to Government Cut, just south of Miami Beach. Government Cut is the deep waterway to the Port of Miami. All of the huge Cruise Ships and Cargo Ships pass thru this waterway to the Port of Miami.
Fisher Island is a neighborhood of metropolitan Miami, Florida, located on a barrier island of the same name. As of the 2010 census, Fisher Island had the highest per capita income of any place in the United States in 2010.
Named for automotive parts pioneer and beach real estate developer Carl G. Fisher, who once owned it, Fisher Island is 3 miles off shore of mainland South Florida. No road or causeway connects to the island, which is accessible by private boat or ferry. Once a one-family island home of the Vanderbilts, and later several other millionaires, it was sold for development in 1960s. The property sat vacant for well over 15 years before development was begun for very limited and restrictive multi-family use.