The War of Summer's Ending
This 255-foot Art Deco skyscraper, located at 600 Biscayne Boulevard, was used as a processing center to document and provide medical and dental care to Cuban refugees in the 1960s and ’70s. The building was sold off in 1974, afther the first major wave of immigration, but the hope and the jot of all those people for whom the tower was a their first taste of a life of freedom left an indelible print on the building. When it was eventually abandoned, the building became a haven for squatters and the homeless – it was still a place of refuge, albeit in a different way. Homeless children refer to it as “the big pink haunted house,” perhaps as a reference to its mystical activity.
The upper floors of the building contain a Hollow; if one knows the Key, one can enter a space reminiscent of the building’s cupola, only considerably larger and decorated with the livery of the Summer Court. Grandfather Thunder’s Courts are typically held in the early afternoon, with the sun at the peak and the city at its hottest. On his fiery throne, he hears grievances, settles disputes, and addresses problems within the Freehold. Lately, and somewhat distressingly, this has focused more on responding to alleged sightings of the Gentry (such as the Slender Man), and the disappearances of more than a few mortals and changelings.