The New Miamian writes about her frustration over buildings that claim to have emergency generators, ready to save the day after hurricanes sweep through and knock out the power--but the generators usually supply electricity only to elevators and a few common-area lights. Translation: people in condos are screwed just like everybody else.
Back when The Cricket Club (1800 NE 114th St) was built, in Miami's party heydey of the 1970's, architects connected the lounge to a separate generator...so even if the electricity gets knocked out, the bar can still make ice. At last! Finally, a building with proper priorities. Who needs air conditioning when a stiff cocktail can cool you from within?