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Florida East Coast hires architect for All Aboard Florida stations


Florida East Coast Industries Inc. (FECI) has contracted Skidmore, Owings & Merrill L.L.P. (SOM) to serve as lead architect and planner to develop the initial concepts for four stations and associated transit-oriented developments for the All Aboard Florida system. Zyscovich Architects will serve as associate architect and planner.

FECI has proposed the privately owned and operated intercity passenger-rail system connecting Orlando and south Florida. Stations would be located in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. The 240-mile route includes 200 miles of existing right of way; FECI would build an additional 40 miles of new track to complete the route to Orlando.

SOM has designed a range of subway and rail stations, ferry terminals, and intermodal and multi-modal facilities. The firm most recently designed Denver Union Station, which will be developed into an urban retail center with retail, commercial and office space.

All Aboard Florida could begin revenue service in 2014, according to FECI.

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