The scope of work included new offices for the Broward County Aviation Department. A new connector bridge allows passengers with connecting flights to walk between Terminals 3 and 4 without going through a second security checkpoint.
Like the Miami and West Palm Beach stations, the Fort Lauderdale Brightline Station features traversing concrete V-shaped structural members that serve as the exoskeleton comprising a sequence of glass boxes that provide continuous visual connections to the moving trains and to the city.
The Miami Central Station had been a train station in the 1920s and was being used as a parking lot before being transformed into a flagship mixed-use station, which spans six blocks and 11 acres, providing 1 million+ square feet of residential, commercial, and retail space in Overtown, this transformative project is helping to usher in a new era of connectivity and transit-oriented development to the South Florida region.
The development comprising this new “Airport City” includes a new four and a half star, 433-room hotel, with an active retail complex and a conference center, a 25-acre Office Development with a new MIC-MIA Station that will be the development’s hub of passenger traffic and retail, and a service plaza with a gas/service station and convenience retail.
Zyscovich, as a design-build partner, designed six buildings for the selected concession-holder of Florida’s Turnpike Service Plazas for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The project included the construction of three facilities and the renovation of three existing facilities, all of which have received LEED Silver or Gold ratings.
A key piece of the project designed by Zyscovich would transform what’s now a blighted, disconnected no-man’s land of low overpasses and closely spaced columns into a series of parks, gardens and public spaces linked by a mile-long pathway between Overtown and Biscayne Bay, by raising the new expressway farther off the ground and drastically reducing the number of support piers.
An exhaustive study of over 1400 acres of the Florida East Coast Railroad corridor in the City of Miami uncovered a number of economic development and design opportunities for a collection of disinvested neighborhoods in this industrial corridor. The plan recommended both neighborhood improvements and regional improvements through transit and roadway enhancements to connect this disjointed corridor to Downtown Miami and the central business district.