Estates At Acqualina Developer Tells City That Tower Will Top Off At 667 Feet – Tallest In Sunny Isles, But Below FAA Approval

The Trump Group, led by Jules and Eddie Trump (no relation to the president) has filed finalized heights with the city of Sunny Isles Beach for the Estates at Acqualina twin towers, which will become the city’s tallest buildings.

Earlier this year, the developer obtained approval to build each tower at 700 feet above sea level, or 692 feet above ground. That is around 50 feet taller than any other building in the city.

Last month, the developer told Sunny Isles that it will build shorter than approved by the FAA, but taller than initially proposed.

The North Tower is now expected to rise 667 feet above ground, instead of the 642 feet approved by the city.

The South Tower is now expected to rise 646 feet above ground, instead of the 642 feet approved by the city.

The extra height will be used to provide higher ceilings in penthouse level units, the developer wrote in a letter.

The city commission reviewed the proposal at a November meeting.

Until now, no other building in Sunny Isles has passed the 649 foot above sea level mark, which is usually around 642 feet above ground level.

 

 

South tower with glass installed last week:

North Tower now coming out of the ground:

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Anonymous
1 year ago

The taller the building, the better the views. If there is a market justify additional height and the increased marginal costs, than so do it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

That’s not true. There is a sweet spot for views too high and everything is too small.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I love it when people like you say something but really can’t or have no way of validating it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

like u

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, I can validate this, I do know how to spell “you.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Direct oceanfront looks pretty much the same from around 3rd floor on up.

Anonymous
1 year ago

as long as you clear the landscaping. 😉 😉

Go Miami go!
1 year ago

Yea right.
That is why the top floors get so much more per square foot than the lower floors.
I guess the market, Developers, and banks are all wrong in approving/financing and building taller buildings.

Anonymous
1 year ago

There are plenty of oceanfront developments outside of Sunny Isles where units sell for millions and are in 3-4 story buildings.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Millions, not multi, multi millions – like 20 plus.

Anonymous
1 year ago

20 mil plus gets you an oceanfront House with land anywhere else…..no idea why some rich fool would drop 20 million on ANY condo ANYWHERE…including Golden Beach right next door to Sunny Isles

Anonymous
1 year ago

Perhaps someone who bought a 120k Banana.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I wish we had this kind of stuff on the Villa Magna site in Brickell.

Anonymous
1 year ago

By far best sunny Isles Beach building

Anonymous
1 year ago

Stunning – love the views of Denny’s and McDonalds rooftop. wowza so nice.

Anonymous
1 year ago

THERES NO MORE DENNYS

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, at least he/she didn’t complain about these buildings destroying the beach and blocking the sun… at least not yet. Whoever it is though, must like looking at the rooftops of Denny’s and McDonalds.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Whaddya gonna do about the MickyD’s homes, post in all caps some more?