James Corner, Field Operations, one of the studios behind New York’s popular High Line – has designed a new park for downtown Miami that would be constructed beneath an elevated rail line.
Working with the nonprofit group Friends of The Underline, James Corner Field Operations has conceived the 10-mile-long (16 kilometre) park and urban trail for an under-utilised area below a portion of Miami’s MetroRail – a rapid-transit system that opened in 1984 and runs through the city’s urban core.
The Underline is the latest in a string of park projects focused on transforming spaces around urban infrastructure, following on from the success of the High Line. The New York park, built on disused elevated railway tracks, was designed by James Corner in collaboration with architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro and landscape designer Piet Oudolf.
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