77-Story World Trade Center Of The Americas Gets FAA Approval Just Before Government Shutdown

It was an early Christmas present for the developer proposing to build the 77-story World Trade Center Of The Americas – and just in time, too.

On December 22, the Federal Aviation Administration ruled that the tower would not pose a hazard to air navigation and could be built. The ruling was issued just hours before a federal government shutdown at midnight that day.

World Trade Center Of The Americas can be built at 969 feet above ground, or 980 feet above sea level, the ruling stated. It is the same height that had been approved for the building in 2015, but that approval expired.

Miami’s current tallest is Panorama Tower in Brickell, which stands 868 feet above ground, though several are proposed to surpass that height.

The Federal Aviation Administration said they would not accept new applications or process existing applications during the government shutdown.

Regalia Developers Inc. is the company that submitted the World Trade Center proposal to the FAA.