Brightline Fort Lauderdale Station
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 use of glass throughout this sequence of spaces provides a constant visual connection to the city as well as approaching trains.
Viewed from a distance, the stacked dynamic form evokes a feeling of movement. Departing travelers ascend an escalator to a pedestrian bridge that spans N.W. 2nd Street, while traffic flows uninterrupted below. The bridge leads to the departure lounge, which is elevated 30 feet above the station platform. Escalators take departing passengers from the lounge down onto the train platform below. Arriving passengers exit the trains at grade level, where there are pedestrian links to a Tri-Rail platform for passengers making a connection, and to the city, parking, and a dedicated vehicle pick-up for those who have reached their destination.