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Work Set to Begin on Miami's Answer to the NYC High Line, Designed by James Corner Field Operations

Work Set to Begin on Miami's Answer to the NYC High Line, Designed by James Corner Field Operations

Work is set to begin on the Miami “Underline” project, a 10-mile-long park and trail under Miami’s elevated Metrorail tracks. Designed by James Corner Field Operations, the team behind the acclaimed Manhattan High Line, along with a team of volunteers and entrepreneurs led by Meg Daly and “Friends of the Underline,” the scheme has recently broken ground, set for completion by the summer of 2020.

As reported by the Miami Herald, the scheme will extend from downtown Miami to Dadeland, with an initial segment in the Brickell district measuring half a mile.

© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald
© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald

The project, in the works for the past five years, was launched by neighborhood activists, with enthusiastic support from government, businesses, and citizens. The James Corner Field Operations masterplan envisions 10 miles of parallel, separated pathways for pedestrian and cycle use, dotted with lush landscapes, native plant species, and connections to parks, gardens, and playgrounds.

The scheme is reported to cost up to $120 million, with $90 million currently secured by Friends of the Underline. It is estimated that the scheme will positively impact on an immediate 125,000 people living within 10 miles of the trail, while also promoting Metrorail use above.

© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald
© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald

The first phase, currently under construction, is expected to cost over $14 million, and presents the most complex, expensive section of the project. It is however predicted that the area’s young population and high density will mean the scheme will receive immediate and heavy use.

The first phase will offer such amenities as a green, dog-friendly park, gym, three-block promenade, and butterfly gardens. Phase 2, set to go out to bid in November.

News via: Miami Herald

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Cite: Niall Patrick Walsh. "Work Set to Begin on Miami's Answer to the NYC High Line, Designed by James Corner Field Operations" 16 Nov 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/906011/work-set-to-begin-on-miamis-answer-to-the-nyc-high-line-designed-by-james-corner-field-operations/> ISSN 0719-8884
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© James Corner Field Operations and Friends of the Underline, via Miami Herald

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