A design for the high-profile pedestrian bridge planned to be built at the main entrance to South Beach has been chosen, according to remiamibeach.
Developers Russell Galbut and David Martin selected a colorful design by French artist Daniel Buren, and commissioners unanimously approved it at a meeting yesterday.
The city’s Design Review Board is scheduled to vote on the bridge design in September, and construction could then begin before the end of the year.
Miami Beach taxpayers are funding construction of the bridge through a bond program at a cost of $10 million.
Buren’s work is called Miami Beach Canopy. It will include colorful glass panels “to evoke a space that is literally painted with light” using sunlight “to illuminate a transparent cylinder that will take pedestrians across a rainbow of colorful shadows.” Pedestrians will have water views through the panels.