Beautiful Miami Airport Metrorail Station Covered With Ugly Wiring

Miami-Dade appears to have placed a network of ugly wires and antennas on the roof its newest and most beautiful Metrorail station.

The haphazardly placed wires were installed in the past few years and now seems to be leading to staining on the metallic roof of the station, photos from 2021 and 2022 show.

The MIA Metrorail Station was completed in 2012, as part of a $506 million project to connect the Metrorail to the airport.

Station architect Perez & Perez describes the design as a steel canopy twisted along its horizontal edge, with skylights to allow daylight penetration.

 

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Anonymous
26 days ago

The station should go right INSIDE the airport like BART in SanFran and not require a transfer to another train just to get to the airport……exposed cables on the roof is the least of the problems

Anonymous
26 days ago

Please, that makes too much sense.. doing anything logical in Miami is a rarity.

Anonymous
26 days ago

The BART station, while opening in 2003, was well under construction before 9/11.

Stephen W
26 days ago

You nailed it. Miami’s problem is that it’s not more like San Francsicko.

Drbet33
24 days ago

Same as Washington Dulles. Grey line open soon. Think their over budget.

Daniel Buckland
26 days ago

First of all, it’s not “wires and antennas”, it’s lightning protection, since the entire roof is metal. But yes, looks like they need to do some repairs for sure. But the “wires and antennas” are supposed to be mounted on the outside. There is no other way to mount lightning rods.

Anonymous
27 days ago

A shitty job with no thought re the aesthetics.

Mindyabusiness
25 days ago

Fine and dandy but our tax dollars foot that bill

Anonymous
26 days ago

You guys, that’s the “art in public places,” with the wires symbolizing all the Metrorail lines never built.

Anonymous
27 days ago

Only in Miami. Ridiculous.
At least paint them the same color as the roof.

Anonymous
26 days ago

🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Brian
26 days ago

Use to work at Miami international. I was there for 10years and I could talk for hours about all the corruption I have seen.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Please, do say 🙂

Anonymous
26 days ago

Despicable

BDub
26 days ago

This is why we can’t have nice things.

Anonymous
26 days ago

really people care about this? its barely noticeable.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Well, it did cost the taxpayers millions of dollars for this, so please excuse some people if they expect or want something better.

Antennae
26 days ago

I agree. Don’t know why this was a news item. They should look at burying the grid in the city instead. Wynwood looks horrible with all those ugly posts and wires.

Anonymous
26 days ago

First world problems?
Anyway Look at the state of the pathetic airport itself. That needs to be gutted and rebuilt. This is the least of their problems.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Even the recent South Terminal from 2007 is falling apart, so compared to the Central Terminal from 1959, with the way government projects are, you think rebuilding it won’t result in bigger embarrassments?

Mindyabusiness
25 days ago

Truly, who gives af?
Bigger, more pressing issues are at hand like the housing crisis and food shortage, and gentrification, and unjust and corrupt government, and jobs not paying enough to live off of.
But you’re here complaining about beautifying a friggin roof..

Ciparoo
25 days ago

Sont have a problem in theory with the metro to people mover ext at airport, it works pretty well in Boston/Logan…but does it work here? Real question haven’t used metro to MIA I just uber but I do live in brickell so how is taking the metro there?

Leonardo Mille, Miami Crypto King
23 days ago

The lighting protection system may have underwent hurricane force winds. Due for a check-up

Anonymous
23 days ago

They should just hang a bunch of xmas lights and start a cool little bar under it lol

Colin
26 days ago

Looks ugly even without the wires.