6 fun things about Pier Sixty-Six you probably didn't know

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By Meryl Kornfield, Sun Sentinel

Fort Lauderdale's Pier 66 Hotel and Marina has endured for decades as one of South Florida’s iconic buildings. You can’t miss its crown of white spires atop its 17-story octagonal tower — a nod to its rich history.

Although Hurricane Irma damaged the tower last year, the hotel’s owner, Tavistock Development Co., an Orlando-based real estate development group, has plans to renovate it and have it designated as historical.

As the hotel, at 2301 SE 17th St., readies for changes that could add up to 750 residences, as well as a 4,000-square-foot marina space, here’s a look at six things you may not know about the destination.

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Rachel Steele