Category: Downtown Spur

Miami Jai-Alai Jan. 26

Inset on the front right side of the arena is a distinctive glass-faced stairwell….. ….which is the latest addition to the project.


Miami Jai-Alai Jan. 14

Located on the roof above the entrance is, for lack of a better term, a “cupola like” structure with aesthetic arches running across the face. Aerial photos show the shape is a little more complicated than I first thought. It has a hip roof and the front face isn’t flat but has a portion that…


Miami Jai-Alai Jan. 3

One of the several tricky steps of building Miami Jai-Alai is fabricating the distinctive arches on the sides and front top. No commercial parts are available and it would be impossible to get clean cuts by hand. Time to dust off the craft cutter. The first step is to draw the arches in CAD. One…


Miami Jai-Alai Dec. 26

Since my last posting, I’ve managed to complete the exterior sides and roof. The shape is fairly simple but, even so, the relatively large size made ensuring I got everything to the right size and fit a little more time consuming. Also, the larger size required far more effort to make sure that everything was…


Miami Jai-Alai Dec. 12

Today I was able to get most of the core assembled and, of more importance, braced. A Gatorboard panel is inset as the base to keep things square. I also used a piece of it in the middle. After yesterday’s post I found some pieces of 3/4″ C channel in the shop so used that…