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The New York High Line inspires its opposite in Miami: The Underline

Apr 25, 2019

Construction has begun on the first segment of The Underline, a linear park under the Metrorail tracks that will eventually extend 10 miles from south of Miami River in Brickell to Dadeland South station.

The inspiration for The Underline came from The High Line, the wildly popular park on the west side of Manhattan built on an abandoned elevated rail line. It features walking paths to stroll among lush beds of native plants and quiet areas to sit and watch the world pass by.

The first phase of The Underline will run from the Miami River to Southwest 19th Street, offering Brickell a linear park with paths walking, biking and running, as well as basketball and soccer courts.

The space will also contain a dog park and butterfly garden and is expected to open in June of next year.

“When the project is completed there will be something for everyone,” says Meg Daly, who proposed the project and founded Friends of The Underline, “but the spine of the project will be the walking and biking trails that will be off-road and below the train in the shade.”

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