Sourced from Planetizen
The Miami Herald is chronicling the beginning of construction on the Miami Underline, touting the project's catalytic potential on the model of New York City's High Line.
An article by Andres Viglucci describes the Underline as "a 10-mile-long park and walking and cycling trail that aims to regenerate an overlooked swath of Miami in the same way the heralded High Line did along lower Manhattan."
Viglucci explains more detail about the groundbreaking and initial work on the Underline:
On Thursday, a contractor is scheduled to break ground on the first phase of the much-anticipated Underline, which will eventually extend from downtown Miami to Dadeland under the Metrorail’s elevated tracks. That initial segment, in the booming Brickell district, is just seven blocks and a half-mile long.
But moving from conception to construction in five years is a flash for a civic project in Miami. At least two more segments, one along Miami’s The Roads section and another in Coral Gables, will follow in short order.