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100 Las Olas, Already Set To Become Fort Lauderdale's Tallest, Gets Approval To Add Lightning Rod At 515 Feet

100 Las Olas, Already Set To Become Fort Lauderdale’s Tallest, Gets Approval To Add Lightning Rod At 515 Feet

100 Las Olas received approved today from the Federal Aviation Administration to go a bit taller, but the extra height will only be used to install a lightning rod.

The newest approval from the FAA allows for a structure height of 515 feet above ground, or 519 feet above sea level. It is an increase of 20 feet compared to the 2015 FAA approval for the project, which was for a height of 495 feet above ground, or 499 feet above sea level.

A spokesperson for the project said the actual building height would reach 499 feet and 10 inches above ground, with the extra height to be used for a lightning rod.

Either way, it will become the tallest building in Fort Lauderdale. It would also come close to matching the tallest building in Broward, which according to Emporis is the 505-foot Beach Club Phase II in Hallandale  (Emporis is frequently inaccurate).

Construction at 100 Las Olas is now at level 41 of 46.

100 Las Olas will include a 238-room Hyatt Centric hotel on the lower levels and 113 condos on level 16 to 46.

Top off is scheduled before the end of 2018.

 

 

Progress as of September 2018:

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

The lightening rod will cast a shadow over downtown!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Can’t Fort Laudy go any taller with their buildings? Or are there restrictions to keep them below 600 for the whole area ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Blame the whiny little crybabies who want everything to look the way they think it should look.

Anonymous
Anonymous

There are no crybabies, there is an airport nearby that limits Fort Lauderdale’s building heights. The height limit is +/- 500ft.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Um yeah, sure.. I guess everybody who lives in Fort Lauderdale was ecstatic about the WAVE.

Anonymous
Anonymous

but why? The planes come from the ocean or the everglades taking off or coming in. Same with Miami airport,its right by the city?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Looks great

Anonymous
Anonymous

When in Miami is 3:30 PM in Ft Lauderdalel is 1968.

Anonymous
Anonymous

When it’s 3:30PM in Miami, it’s 1968 in Ft. Lauderdale.

I have no idea what you’re referring to or its underlying meaning, but just helping you lay it out correctly.

Sincerely,

A Hispanic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

You’re still not funny.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I see… you’re so serious.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thank you.. from the anonymous person who got all the “thumbs down.”

Anonymous
Anonymous

Shut the F up you cry babies our town is becoming north Miami stop the building

Anonymous
Anonymous

Posted by an anonymous Ft. Lauderdale resident at 3:30 PM Miami’s time….Year 1968 Ft. Lauderdale’s time.

Anonymous
Anonymous

What’s wrong with North Miami ?

Anonymous
Anonymous

“our town is becoming north Miami stop the building”

You’re getting older.. I guess you want nature to stop the aging to?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Thank you.
I always appreciate when people correct my English.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Your English seems fine to me.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Because he/she doesn’t mind being corrected.