Miami officials and railway executives released plans for a massive 3 million-square-foot train station complex including an 80-story skyscraper. This will be the state’s first privately owned intercity railway.
The plans revealed a liking to Manhattan’s Grand Central Terminal and San Francisco’s Bay Bridge. Ground breaking is expected to take place in the coming months with a completion date set for sometime in 2016.
The rail will be set to run from Miami to Orlando with stops in Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach cutting the trip to a short three hours and traveling at speeds of up to 110 mph.
The ground floor of the of 11.2-acre station will feature shops, restaurants and office space in the skyscraper. Business goals will be targeted toward business executives and tourists who need transportation between the east coast of Florida.