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SoMi Magazine: The Underline Partners with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

By Jennifer Possley, Conservation Program Manager at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

In the next decade, The Underline will transform downtown and the US1 corridor in Miami, Coral Gables and South Miami from an industrial-looking expanse to an inviting, natural, and people-friendly space.  The project was inspired by New York’s High Line—a linear nature park on a decommissioned railroad line that is a focal point for art installations, community gatherings and programming and public art.  When Friends of The Underline was formed in Miami, founder Meg Daly wanted to replicate the success of New York’s High Line, but with a tropical flair.  Naturally, Meg and the design team from James Corner Field Operations looked to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden for inspiration and wisdom.

Read the complete SoMi Magazine article here.