Relocating their corporate headquarters from Atlanta to Miami in 1984, the Royal Crown Cola brand, now part of the DrPepper/Snapple group, built the RC Plant in the heart of Wynwood. What at the time was one of the most innovative bottling factories in the country, was quickly closed and dismantled only a few years later. Spanning almost a full city block, the abandoned factory's surrounding masonry wall quickly became a community billboard and common ground for graffiti intervention after the plants' closing.
The uninterrupted views of it's west wall from the heavily transited Interstate 95, makes it a very competitive piece of real estate for grafitti writers and artists alike; earning it a "Wall of fame" denomination. The surface of the wall is then shared by over 100 different artists and divided into segments of roughly ten linear feet each. Placement is based on seniority and influence, which is often challenged and disputed.
Such disputes over mural sizes and placement in the infamous wall were temporarily ended in 2008 with the emergence of Primary Flight and their curatorial approach to the quarter mile long wall. For the next three years Miami's most visible "Wall of fame" hosted a wide range of reknown international artists in what has been the most glorious era for the wall.
Currently owned by Mana Wynwood, the future of this Miami landmark is yet to be seen.