Iconic Brightline “V” Columns Put Into Place In Fort Lauderdale
June 2, 2016
On May 31, 2016, the first large double “V” column was raised and set into place at the Brightline Fort Lauderdale station along the rail right of way.
There are four total pieces being set at the eastern column line, along the rail right of way: three doubles and one single V. The double “V” column pieces are roughly 22’ tall as measured from the top of the base they’re placed on and weigh approximately 70 tons each. The Fort Lauderdale station is located at NW 2nd Avenue between Broward Boulevard and NW 4th Street.
The V columns provide a defining architectural element to all three of Brightline’s South Florida stations, which have been designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), one of the largest and most influential architecture, interior design, engineering, and urban planning firms in the world, in association with Zyscovich Architects, an integrated urban design, architecture, and interior design firm. Moss & Associates is overseeing the construction of the Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach train stations.
CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS ON TRACK
With this milestone, Brightline continues to cruise down the construction track, allowing the future of train travel to continue taking shape. Keep checking in on our construction progress because in 2017 Brightline will move you effortlessly between all of the places you want to visit, work and play!