many new projects are going on along Biscayne
Blvd. due to the expansion and renovations that
it is highly likely that the gas was either
turned off or
is being redirected to a different
The most popular theory is that
somebody just didnít pay the bill! If you go
along the area designated for the park and ask
who is responsible for the
torch you will see
hands pointing in a million different
directions. Put simply, nobody knows whoís
responsible for keeping the torch burning
The gas company, Peoples Gas, is the supplier of
fuel to the torch. The funny thing is that they
donít know whoís responsible for the torch as
This beautiful monument has signified so many
things throughout the years in Miami, but nobody
knows how or why the torch went out.
thing that can almost be pinpointed is the when.
In early 2006 the torch remained unlit for
almost the entire year.
Nobody seemed to care
about the touristís disappointment as they
walked up to the wall and saw the flame had been
At the present time, the torch burns bright once
again. For how long is the important question!
Miami has held so many important events in front
of the Torch of Friendship, but yet somehow has
lost interest in something as simple as whether
lit or not. Itís time to wake up and
realize that if this city is going to prosper in
the near future it needs to keep the ties that
it already has burning strong!