Miami Beach’s entrance is getting a new colorful pedestrian bridge

July 18, 2019

The winner is in, and the design for the bridge planned to be built at the main entrance of South Beach was chosen this past week, according to remiamibeach. The developers Russell Galbut and David Martin picked a colorful option by French artist Daniel Buren.

The project is still missing the approval of the city’s Design Review Board, which is scheduled to vote in September, and construction should start soon after. The bridge will have its construction funded by Miami Beach taxpayers through a bond program at the cost of $10 million.

The artist called the project 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.

The project was approved by commissioners unanimously.

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