Fort Lauderdale

Broward Light Project
Fort Lauderdale, known as the "Venice of America" due to its expansive and intricate canal system, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city's population is described as metropolitan, where diverse culture is commonplace. According to 2006 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, the city had a population of 185,804.  It is the county seat of Broward County. Fort Lauderdale is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.

The city is a major tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards. Fort Lauderdale and its suburbs host over 4100 restaurants and 120 nightclubs.

Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict. Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend, in what is now known as the Sailboat Bend neighborhood, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the first fort.  (Information from:,


Public Art and Design Located in this City



Accordant Zones
Ace/Strike/Eagle & Navel
A to Z, Fables, Facts and Myths

Big Cypress Gallery #3
Botanical Garden Under a Blue, Blue Sky
Broward Light Project

Calypso and Waves

Public Art and Design Located in this City

Capes II
Capes IV
Capes V
Cascade Arch
Cayo Costa #3
Chasing Armadillos
CIC Marquee
Color & Rhythm, a Visual Orchestration
Colors and Forms in Flight
Communal Dream
Conservation Area #2-1
Coral Glow Persian Sconce Wall
Corresponding Vibrations
Crossing Courageous Rescue Dharma


Dove Medallion

Everglades Scene
Explosion of African Aesthetics; The real Jungle

Fata Morgana
Femina Luma
Florida Current
Forces of Nature (terrazzo installation)
Forces of Nature (video)
Fort Lauderdale Airport Sculpture

Gateway to the South
Gentle Descent
Good Morning

Heroic Protectors

Idea Horizon
In Memory of those Officers who gave their Lives
Industrial Charade
Instead of a Bridge

Kanji Unfolded II
Kissimee River Oak

Lay of the Land
Les Fleurs du Mal
Let the Waters Teem with Living
  Creatures and Let Birds Fly above the Earth

Light #5
Light Cylinders
Little Pavilion Key
Loose Screw Sanctuary
Loxahatchee River #14
Loxahatchee River #14
Luminus Portals
Luminus Spiritus

Metamorphosis (Raymond Olivero)
Mum Quilt
Musical Warning Beacons

Native Playground 87, #3 
Native Playground 87, #33
Native Playground 87, #7
Neighborhood Bar & Grid
New River Rises
North Fork New River

Oregon Lunch

Passage Suite # 7
Passage Suite # 9
Passage of Time
Pelican Path
Personal Mappings
Pillars of the Community
Please Lose my Suitcase Full of Blues
Port of Call
Port Scene

Rainbows Swimming
Recycled Stacks I
Red Rain
Rhombus Rhythms
River of Grass

Sailfish in Three Stages of Ascending
Sailing Envelope
Season, The
Shell Key 2
Skylands, Skylands Dusk
Solar Time Plane
Spiral of Life Suite
Starfish Shuffle 

Stair #1
Stone and Glass Gardens
Storm Cloud - Shark Valley #2
Sunrise Larceny
Surreal Beach

Tamiami Trail #3
The Gardeners
The Harrambe Room
The Importance of Being a Bubble
The Word Garden
Three Horses above the Cat Walk
Tomato History of Dania & Animal Tales
Tree Rain
Triple Alcoves
Trout Creek #2

Untitled (Campau)
Untitled (Chermayeff)

Vendor with Walkman

Wakulla Springs
Water Postcard
Welcome to Port Everglades
West Ken Lark Park
Wishing Vessels

Yellow House