All Aboard Florida has launched a new, expanded website with lots of details, facts and figures and, of particular interest to Curbed, a single rendering of what looks to be the Miami Grand Central Station. Although the site doesn't say this is the Miami station, the courthouse in the background, as well as a glimpse of the Stephen P. Clark Government Center, show that yes, this is the first publicly released presentation rendering of AAF's Skidmore Owings & Merrill-designed Downtown Miami station. Up until now, the best we've seen are massing studies.
The rendering shows an elevated train in a tessellated enclosure, fitting with earlier announced plans that the train would enter on a viaduct. An automotive cross street passes under the structure, while a large ground level lobby with escalators rises to the concourse and platform levels. The rendering portrays an eastern entrance on NW 1st Avenue. New towers rising above the station block the view of most of Government Center, while some sort of elevated bridge, perhaps a reconstruction of the existing Metromover station on NE 5th Street, spans 1st Avenue. Retail proliferates at ground level. The rising above the station have deep 'eyebrow' cantilevers, perhaps acting like they traditionally do on many Miami buildings, as sunshade devices.
· All Aboard Florida [allaboardflorida]
· All Aboard Florida coverage [Curbed Miami]