SHAPEGUARD – Miami Rescue Towers By Paolo Pettigiani

Shot by Italian graphic designer and photographer Paolo Pettigiani, his series titled ‘SHAPEGUARD’ capture different colorful rescue towers in Florida.

After hurricane Andrew devastated the city in 1992, architect William Lane designed 29 of 31 lifeguard rescue towers, which were placed along the shore from South Point to 87th street. Each tower has an unique design and striking color combinations that differentiates one from the others. These towers are characterized by unique shades and pastel colors but also by an eccentric architecture.

Instead of shooting the full architecture of an entire tower, Paolo focused on little details such as specific shapes or colors. The pictures show only detailed views, which are contrasting with the environment. Today the towers are icons of the city.


All images © Paolo Pettigiani