The Underline’s first phase is finally open in Brickell after two and a half years of construction.
The Brickell Backyard portion has been unofficially open for about a week. An official opening is scheduled for Friday, February 26, according to Forbes.
The Brickell Backyard includes:
The River Room – next to the Miami River, and connecting The Underline to the Riverwalk. There is an art gallery, dog park, and native landscaping.
The Urban Gym – includes a half basketball court, and soccer and exercise areas.
The Promenade – includes a movie screen, stage, 50-foot communal table, and tables for chess and checkers.
Station Grove – a seating area at the entrance to the Brickell Metrorail station.
Oolite Room – also known as Miami Limestone, which was deposited around 75,000 to 125,000 years ago during the Sangamon interglacial. There will also be four butterfly gardens, meditative spaces, and bedrock benches.
Construction took extra long due to the complexity of building in Brickell. Later phases will be much easier to build, according to the county representative in charge of the project, the website reported.
Eventually, The Underline will run 10 miles with two additional phases. Plans for the second phase have already been submitted.
James Corner Field Operations designed The Underline.