Somewhere in All Aboard Florida’s headquarters is a scale model of their under-construction MiamiCentral project.
We now have evidence that the model exists, and that it includes a so-called “Supertower”, thanks to Local10 cameras which captured video of it earlier this week. The supertower is planned to be built as part of the second phase of the project, although plans for it have yet to be submitted to local officials for review.
How tall will the supertower be? An All Aboard Florida executive told the Herald earlier this year that it would be “about 850 feet”. Records show, however, that the company now has a pending application with the FAA to build up to height of 991 feet above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level (reduced following negotiations with the agency from an earlier application to build 1,120 feet above ground.) It will include hotel, office, and possibly residential uses.
Foundation work for the first phase of MiamiCentral, including two towers with 800 rental apartment units, a retail center, and several office towers, remains on track. In a video released this week, AAF president Mike Reininger said that over 1,100 out of 1,600 piles have already been installed, and that piling work would be completed in the month of July.