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Liz Camuti reports on big design new in connection with the proposed Underline in Miami, Florida, Which "seeks to transform the area beneath one of the city’s major elevated transportation systems: the MetroRail."
The big news: "Following a national design competition, James Corner Field Operations, the same firm that designed the High Line, was selected to transform the underused space into 'the green spine for a future 250-mile-long network of bicycle and walking trails.'"
Camuti provides these details about the project to provide an overview of the vision and process so far for the Underline:
"Beating out 19 other firms in a competition held by Friends of the Underline, Field Operation’s design for the first segment of the Underline, which will be 10 miles long, will be the first transportation corridor in Miami-Dade County to integrate all modes of traffic. According to Friends of the Underline, 'the Underline will connect to downtown and the Miami River Greenway on the north and to the proposed Ludlam Trail and the existing South Dade Trail on the south.'"
The article goes into further detail about the design concept proposed by James Corner Field Operations, including a collection of renderings to tease the urban design appetite.