Puerta de Tierra, Tropical Paradise

As part of an investigation into the Caribbean visitor economy, curator Marina Reyes Franco contextualizes architectural and urban development in Puerto Rico as part of a politics of tourism indifferent to the community which resists it.

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  1. Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company, Informe Anual, Año Fiscal 1948–1949 (San Juan, PR: PRIDCO, 1949).

  2. Enrique Vivoni-Farage, “Modern Puerto Rico and Henry Klumb” en Docomomo, no. 33 (September 2005), p. 27–37.

  3. Dennis Merrill, “Negotiating Cold War Paradise: U.S. Tourism, Economic Planning, and Cultural Modernity in Twentieth-Century Puerto Rico” in Diplomatic History 25, no. 2 (Spring 2001), p. 196.

  4. Jerry Torres Santiago, The Invention of the Gates of Paradise: Images, Architecture, and Context in the Development of Hotels in San Juan, ed. Enrique Vivoni Farage, Ever New San Juan, (Río Piedras: Archivo de Arquitectura y Construcción de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2000), 150–151.

  5. Nelson Gabriel Berríos, Para el 2016 El Debut del Paseo Puerta de Tierra. Revista Construcción, February 12, 2015. Accessed on September 13, 2018: [https://construccionelnuevodia.com/noticia/para-el-2016-el-debut-del-paseo-puertade-tierra/].

  6. Ibid.

  7. More information at: [https://www.brigadapdt.org].


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