43-Story Luma Miami Worldcenter Is Now Under Construction, FAA Approves 500-Foot Height

Miami is getting yet another 500-foot tower (or pretty close to it) – this time, a luxury apartment high rise.

Luma Miami Worldcenter is now under construction, with foundation work for the 43-story building underway.

The tower’s height is also now fully approved. The Federal Aviation Administration granted approval last week for Luma’s height of 493 feet above ground level, or 503 feet above sea level. A tower crane is also authorized to be installed at 599 feet above sea level, or 586 feet above ground.

Work began shortly after developers Zom Living and The Moinian Group secured $143 million in construction financing.

When completed, Luma will include 434 apartments which the developers say will be the highest-end product in Miami.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

This area is becoming Brickell 5 years ago in terms of construction.

Anonymous

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Anonymous

Did the FAA really need to approve of a 500-foot tower? lol

Anonymous but you can call me Mike

It’s all about the fees…

Anonymous

I’m looking forward to the office tower at Miami World center that was proposed and when is citizen muh going to start construction on their downtown and brickell hotels.

Anonymous

same here. Also looking forward to Okan Tower, Downtown 5th, Waldorf Astoria, 400 Biscayne & 110 10th breaking ground.

Anonymous

Just need the convention center and this area would be awesome

Anonymous

I agree however, Miami needs to diversify its dependency on service-oriented jobs.

Anonymous

Such as? I don’t think a high-tech manufacturing facility is best use for Downtown Miami land, but perhaps in Allapattah or West Little River.

Anonymous

What about the “Innovation District”?

Anonymous

Listen, I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. Why does anything built downtown that’s near that ugly designed Skyrise development and won’t be anywhere near it’s height need to go through the FAA approval? That’s just plain stupid and a waste of time!

Anonymous

Skyrise should be replaced with a ferris wheel at least

Anonymous

Skyrise will be an amazing observation tower, definitely better than all the other pointy ones around the world and a wheel, of course…how original.

POLO

Correction, it should be 503 FT MSL and 493 FT AGL.

Anonymous

What’s the completion dates?

Anonymous

MDC should sell Freedom Tower to be restored and converted to a boutique hotel with condo tower behind sharing the amenities. They’ve been slumlords years even before Mana.

Anonymous

They’ve been slumlords for all their property, they still have surface lots in downtown and haven’t done anything with the old state court house too.

Anonymous

Maybe converted into a museum but not a hotel!

Anonymous

No mention of parking oddly. Definition would be a deal breaker without parking.

Anonymous

MWC is building a public parking garage with high street retail from 1st to the tower. Luma will be using the rooftop for amenities

Anonymous

I read a few comments and didn’t see any about parking, I was getting worried lol

Anonymous

I hope they don’t build the Marriott there anymore – which is hosting Bolsonaro in NY. He has made antigay comments and Marriott says it stands by its decision to host the event. I assume they would also host White Nazi nationalists too who are antisemites as that fits into their diversity image. Hopefully World Center will end its relationship with Marriott.

Anonymous

Anti-gay comments will fade soon, and the white nationalists are just a momentary trend. The future is inclusive and that’s where we are headed. Let’s put politics aside and route for projects that will make Miami better and better, i.e. the Marriott

Anonymous

We have to wait for the Republicants to leave office to see that kind of civility to come back

Anonymous

“Anti-gay comments will fade soon, and the white nationalists are just a momentary trend.”

Are you from another dimension?