Coral Gables to spend $1 million on monuments in two traffic circles
Coral Gables will soon start an international search for an artist capable of building new monuments at two of the city’s busiest intersections.
The city is prepared to spend more than $1 million on the project, which will create the Gables’ first new monuments in 85 years.
The monuments will stand in a pair of traffic circles a few hundred yards apart on Segovia Street, at the intersections with Biltmore Way and Coral Way.
The Gables is already known for its dramatic Mediterranean Revival-style arches at many entranceways, but City Manager Pat Salerno says this time he is envisioning monuments on a par with those in great cities like Paris, Rome and London.