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FAA Approves Sky Plaza Supertall Tower

Another Supertall tower has been approved by the FAA in downtown Miami.

The agency ruled today that plans for Sky Plaza, a twin-tower project at 251 E Flagler Street, would be permitted to be built.

Plans call for one tower to reach 1,001 feet above ground, or 1,010 feet above sea level. A second tower would rise 837 feet above ground, or 846 feet above sea level.

The owners of the site had submitted plans for the towers as part of an effort to sell the property. Several aging shopping malls would be replaced.

 

PreviouslyThree New Towers Proposed For Downtown, Replacing Aging Retail Centers

Up For Sale: 2.5-Acre Flagler Street Site With Potential For A 1,000-Foot Tower

 

(Marshalls in 2004, not much has changed. photo:Domenic Scaturchio/flickr)

(photo: sean was here)

(ultramont in a miami vice episode)

 

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Don Quijote
Don Quijote
6 months 26 days ago

C’mon they just needed the green light to build to that height so they flip the site…this means nothing.

suomynona
suomynona
6 months 25 days ago

Who cares if they’re flipping it? It gives the next owner the opportunity to develop something there.

Marc305
Marc305
6 months 26 days ago

… sadly, you are correct.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 24 days ago

It means that the land owner, current, future, or Joint Venture partner can build to 1,000+.
Not only does that mean something, it means a lot.

John
John
6 months 26 days ago

Those Ultramont pics bring back memories. I haven’t been through that dead plaza in over 15 years.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 26 days ago

yea baby, kill the malls, bring the towers. I don’t care if this becomes the land of 1000 footers. Let them all dense the shit out of that area. That is a pretty cozy lot location too.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months 9 hours ago

I can’t wait to see the full rendering of both towers!

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 25 days ago

Yay more traffic

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 26 days ago

Is downtown going to become land of 1000′ towers on top of parking pedestals? I’m not sure how much of an improvement in terms of street life that would be over today.

MrDreTheOne
MrDreTheOne
6 months 26 days ago

If all of those towers have attractive retail and restaurant space at street level then it will be a major improvement. People don’t go to those stores today because they are hideous.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami
6 months 26 days ago

People don’t go to those stores now because they go to the malls. They still wnt go there after the office building close. It is going to take a lot of redeveloping and lots of businesses willing to stay open at night risking being jacked for downtown to become a place full of nightlife, or even week-end life. Downtown Manhattan is dead at night. But mid town is not. Midtown has the lights of Times Square, theaters, Rock Center, Radio City, and lots of tourists. What do we have? Oh yeah, the Guzman/Olympia Theater…need I write more?

Fredric
Fredric
6 months 25 days ago

It looks as if there will be plenty of street-level retail with this project. If you look around you will see that the large towers which have been built in Miami over the past few years have a streetscape and are pedestrian-friendly. This is the trend now and the empty façades of ugly parking garages are from towers that were built a decade or more ago by now. One reason for this is that there is too much demand for street-level retail or restaurant activity now to just ignore this and block off pedestrian activity, as was done too often in the past. Today, the financial incentive for creating a ground floor environment that is conducive to foot traffic and vending opportunities is so great that building a structure without this feature is no longer a cost-effective or financially feasible use of increasingly valuable square footage.

marc
marc
6 months 26 days ago

Maybe you’re not looking at the render but do you not see that retail and restaurant space covers the street level?

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 24 days ago

The density is 1,000 dwelling units per acre on a 2.5 acres site, or 2,5000 units max.
If they only build 1,000 dwelling units, there will be an average of 1+ people per unit. Providing none of those people fly instead of walk, there should be an improvement in street life from the zero dwelling units there now, to what there will be.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 26 days ago

Probably because you never set foot downtown…

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months 26 days ago

I do.

IloveMiami
IloveMiami
6 months 26 days ago

It would a major improvement for all the derelicts who hang out there after dark. The ghost town that is downtown Miami would at least have somewhere for the homeless to look at.

John P
John P
6 months 26 days ago

I definitely want downtown to become more dense, but I don’t think a supertall tower is right for this location.

suomynona
suomynona
6 months 25 days ago

The center of downtown is not the right location for a tall building? That doesn’t make sense.

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