High Line designer James Corner tapped to design Miami’s “Underline” linear park

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Beneath the Metrorail in Miami. (Flickr / Melissa Venable)

Beneath the Metrorail in Miami. (Flickr / Melissa Venable)

Just about every city on planet earth wants to build its own version of New York City‘s hugely popular High Line. The ever-growing list includes Miami that plans to turn a 10-mile stretch of underutilized land beneath its elevated Metrorail into a park and bike path. The project is called “The Underline” because, well, you get it.

(Courtesy TheUnderline.org)

(Courtesy TheUnderline.org)

While there is no firm construction timeline for the project, James Corner Field Operations, the lead landscape architect behind the actual High Line, has been picked by a local jury to create a master plan for the park. The firm was selected out of 19 submissions and five finalists that included dlandstudio, Balmori Associates, Perkins + Will, and Stoss.

The Miami Herald reported that the $500,00 design contract is being funded by local cities and private foundations. The design is due in September and no construction money has been secured just yet.

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