Australian Developer Submits Application To Build 435-Foot Miami-Dade Civil Courthouse In Downtown To FAA

An Australian developer is quickly moving forward with plans to build a civil courthouse for Miami-Dade County in downtown Miami.

Plenary Group was awarded a contract to build the 23-story courthouse late last year, and has said it will break ground in February.

The company is based in Melbourne, Australia – around 10,000 miles away from Miami.

Last week, the developer submitted plans to the Federal Aviation Administration for a permanent courthouse building height of 435 feet above ground, or 443 feet above sea level.

A work schedule sent to the FAA lists a May 2020 start date for construction.

Plenary has incentive to build a quality building as quickly as possible. Miami-Dade won’t begin making payments until the building is open, and subsequent payments will be based on operating metrics.

HOK is the architect for the new tower. Tutor Perini is the contractor.

Completion is expected in early 2024.

 

 

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Jesus
11 months ago

Good. Build it fast. All of our skyscrapers should be built faster than this. They built the Empire State Building in less than a year for crying out loud!

Anonymous
11 months ago

The Empire State Building was built during a time when the U.S. economy was really down and so many people needed a job.

Jesus
11 months ago

Well the point should be if we can build skyscrapers that fast back in 1931 why can’t we do this right now? I know people need jobs yet we shouldn’t need more than 3 years to build a skyscraper. We built the Southeastern Financial Center in about 3 years if I remember correctly. And that was the early 80s. We could be doing a lot more and better these days.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Due to the terrible shape the USA economy was in during 1930 and 31, the huge amount of man power and time plus the minimal cost and pay to build the Empire State Building back then is unimaginable compared to the time it would take to build it and the cost today.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Love the rendering of the old courthouse through the window. It even has the vultures sunning themselves on the building’s stepped cap.

POLO
11 months ago

Please approve this tower to 435 FT below ground so we don’t have to look at it!

Anonymous
11 months ago

This building will be surrounded by so many other buildings to the point to where it won’t even be noticeable that much.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Let’s go.. time is money.

Anonymous
11 months ago

So is the start time Feb or May

Anonymous
11 months ago

Line up the windows and put a crown on this box, and maybe it will be passable. Otherwise, I wish they will get grilled by the UDRB the few times they actually did their job (e.g. Downtown Fifth).

Anonymous
11 months ago

Windows in a court room?

Jesus
11 months ago

Maybe the sight of nature and the city will lead to a less severe punishment. It seems Australia is a lot more humane with criminal justice. Hahaha

Anonymous
11 months ago

Saves on the lighting which saves the taxpayers money on the electric bill.

Anonymous
11 months ago

So pleased this is finally happening. Our current Courthouse is decades past its useful life.

Anonymous
11 months ago

It’ll blend right in with all the other condos. Not a bad design, but definitely not iconic or noteworthy in any sense of the word.