. . Uneven limestone formations in an Everglades sawgrass prairie The Order of the Torch is a semi-secret honorary leadership society akin to other secret societies in the state such as Florida Blue Key at the University of Florida and the Iron Arrow Honor Society at the University of Miami the organization is rumored to have been founded in 2003 as a way of organizing student leadership to restructure student life to mirror that of a traditional university Members now include students faculty staff and community members including FIU alumni Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Alvarez (class of 1974) Top leadership in Student Government Homecoming and the most elite campus fraternal organizations rank among its members, FIU MUN also hosts an annual high school conference: Florida International Model United Nations (FIMUN) the conference traditionally hosts over 400 high school students from 20 or more high schools from Miami-Dade Broward and Palm Beach Counties. . Eastern Atlantic Subarctic Margate Structure of county government The following smaller general aviation airports are also in the metro area:. 1966 44.9% 668,233 55.1% 821,190, 2.4 1980s and 1990s As the county seat of Miami-Dade County Downtown is home to the central offices and departments of the Miami-Dade County government mainly located in the Government Center area the Stephen P Clark Government Center is the central headquarters of Miami-Dade government with the offices of the Miami-Dade Mayor Although city hall for the City of Miami is in Coconut Grove many offices of Miami's city government are in Downtown including the city's Planning Department the Miami Police Department also has its central offices in Downtown, 1.3 1890s: Fast growth and formation The Atlantic harbors petroleum and gas fields fish marine mammals (seals and whales) sand and gravel aggregates placer deposits polymetallic nodules and precious stones Gold deposits are a mile or two under water on the ocean floor however the deposits are also encased in rock that must be mined through Currently there is no cost-effective way to mine or extract gold from the ocean to make a profit! Richmond Heights ? Key Biscayne Tampa Bay Area. Civil Rights Movement 14 External links, Main article: Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, Trans-Atlantic trade also resulted in an increasing urbanization: in European countries facing the Atlantic urbanization grew from 8% in 1300 10.1% in 1500 to 24.5% in 1850; in other European countries from 10% in 1300 11.4% in 1500 to 17% in 1850 Likewise GDP doubled in Atlantic countries but rose by only 30% in the rest of Europe by end of the 17th century the volume of the Trans-Atlantic trade had surpassed that of the Mediterranean trade.
Downtown is South Florida's main hub for finance commerce and international business Brickell Avenue has the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S. Everglades Hall upperclassmen apartments, 9 Wells Fargo 2,050 Dade County Courthouse built in 1928 is the tallest building built in the 1920s! Florida is a major golf hub the PGA of America is headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens the PGA Tour is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach and the LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach the Players Championship WGC-Cadillac Championship Arnold Palmer Invitational Honda Classic and Valspar Championship are PGA Tour rounds; A Metrorail train approaching Government Center Public transportation is a vital part of Downtown life. 2.1 Electronic dance music 6 See also Flood control Miami bass innovators include Maggotron and Luther Campbell's 2 Live Crew the lyrics to Miami bass are sexually explicit so when 2 Live Crew achieved national attention these lyrics caused a controversy Several music stores were prosecuted under obscenity laws for selling the disc and the members of 2 Live Crew were arrested for performing songs from the album Nasty as They Wanna Be the charges were subsequently dropped. . Further information: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department 3.7.2 Engineering Library Service Center. .