A new park is recharging and reconnecting Miami.
by Landscape Forms
The seed for what would become The Underline, a 120-acre linear park in Miami, was planted as Meg Daly took her daily ride on the city’s Metrorail. The future founder of the park noticed that the maintenance corridor beneath the track spanned 10 uninterrupted miles across the city. If that property could become public space, Daly thought, pedestrian and bike pathways could connect a sprawling, auto-centric city in new ways. Seven years later, Phase 1 of The Underline opened, immediately drawing locals and tourists to the half-mile stretch of park space.
Landscape architecture and urban design firm James Corner Field Operations and lighting designer HLB Lighting, both headquartered in New York, teamed up for the project. Alejandro Vazquez, a senior associate at Field Operations who served as project manager for The Underline, describes the first phase as a “procession of rooms with different characters and activities.”
The phase’s River Room section offers views of the Miami River and city skyline, providing residents of the Brickell neighborhood a connection to the river and a quiet, contemplative space for respite.
Read on >>> Source: Under the Rail | Architect Magazine