Daniel Buren-designed pedestrian bridge unveiled for entrance to Miami Beach

Developers Russell Galbut and David Martin unveiled the much-anticipated design for the 5th Street pedestrian bridge, a colorful tube conceived by renowned French artist Daniel Buren, to be constructed at one of the entrances to Miami Beach. Miami Beach Canopy, a work in-situ, includes 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” according to the description provided by the developers. Open panels provide views to the water throughout the tunnel.

The General Obligation Bond supported by voters in November includes $10 million for the bridge. Commissioner Mark Samuelian said the design will be a “nice GO Bond showcase” for residents.

July 17, 2019 | RE: Miami Beach | Daniel Buren-designed pedestrian bridge unveiled for entrance to Miami Beach