All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral Scale Model Includes Supertower That Could Reach 1,000 Feet

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.

 

 

 

 

 

800 unit first phase, under construction:

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Laz
5 years ago

I have to go to Orlando once a month so looking forward to this

Anonymous
5 years ago

So in addition to BCC Phase 2 and Skyrise, this would mark our 3rd 1,000 foot tower soon to be built in the city. All in different neighborhoods (Brickell, Bayside, Government Center)!

Danny Costa
5 years ago

The future look bright, doesn’t it?!?!

Anonymous
5 years ago

So far we have only heard annoucements. We can only keep our fingers crossed until we see construction on the first 1000ft tower taking place.

Anonymous
5 years ago

After Panorama goes up the prep and construction of One Bayfront Plaza should be going up. So that would be 4 super talls.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

But remember that that’s pretty unlikely unless OBCC and the AAF tower greatly reduce the amount of office space. There’s not much market and they really maxed out PT so it seems like that will be the legacy tower before the guy finally dies, which is understandable and more realistic but unfortunate because OBP was much cooler. Much Much cooler.

SN
5 years ago

As a daily commuter from Fort Lauderdale to Brickell I can tell you that I will be using the train on a daily basis.

Anonymous
5 years ago

cant wait for the 10s of tourists to use the train to get to …where? …orlando? lol at least there’s housing.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Do you realize that in 2014 Orlando logged the most tourists out of all US destinations? Maybe just maybe there’s a certain draw and demand for people to go there and perhaps connect a visit to Miami? Pretty common thing in Europe to go to one destination and then connect to another via rail, but your sarcasm and cynicism are noted…then disregarded because they stem from pure speculation and lack of any information or thought whatsoever.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I meant conjecture. Whatever

Anonymous
5 years ago

If everything works out as planned, AFF will extend all the way up to Jacksonville. Won’t be a Japanese style high speed rail line, but, a train travelling over 100+ mph is a great start in the right direction.

Flymia
5 years ago

50,000,000 people travel between Orlando and Miami every year both ways. Yes some of those people are people doing the trip 8-10 times a year. So what.

If there are 50,000,000 people traveling between two places there should be people on a train.