FAA Approves Skyrise Height Increase To 1,049 Feet

The FAA granted approval yesterday for SkyRise Miami to be built at a height of 1,049 feet above sea level.

SkyRise was approved in 2008 for a height of 1,000 feet above sea level, at a time when the FAA had stricter height limits. Under newly eased height restrictions, towers in Miami have recently been approved at 1,049 feet above sea level.

The SkyRise site sits at just four feet above sea level, so the tower can rise 1,045 feet above ground – the tallest in Miami. Nearby, PMG was approved for a condo tower that is 1,041 feet above ground at 300 Biscayne.

 

 

PreviouslySkyRise Developer Aiming To Take Title Of City’s Tallest

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Why do you guys hate this structure so much? This again is an observation tower not a building. Google observation towers all across the world they are very ugly, this is one of the better ones I’ve seen compared to others. You can’t live in it there is no office space it’s just for entertainment and the view that’s all. Everybody just get over it already!

Marc305
4 years ago

Exactly! I look forward to be able to take the Metromover or Uber to this thing and enjoy a night of eating, dancing, and drinking while enjoying an incredible view!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Its very chic, sleek, and modern. A modern observation tower for a modern city. I don’t know how this looks more phallic than any given skyscraper…

suomynona
4 years ago

I don’t hate it; I LOVE it. I really do. I think it’s a unique look for ANY skyline and will add a dynamic element to downtown Miami.

Ricky
4 years ago

I wish people would stop calling this a building. It is a tower. This is purely an entertainment complex that will be visited by a lot of people. Restaurants, Clubs, Observation deck, Bungee jumping and a 650 foot drop ride. How many towers in the world can claim that ? While the Eiffel tower is romantic, my girlfriend would rather bungee jump and then go dancing on the top floor. More stuff to do in downtown. I’m glad they got the approval and I hope they can get this done.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Great news but can we get this done?

Wang
4 years ago

If I look at it from the positive side, look at history: Parisians upon seeing the renders of the (future) Eiffel Tower were livid, several attempts to knock it down where plotted. When France offered the USA the Statue of Liberty, many in New York where opposed because it was seen as vulgar, New York government was very uninterested and did not want to fund the project, the statue almost ended up in Boston. Like this other examples in other major cities with landmarks. Maybe it will grow on us and soon become a landmark of the city. People may not want to hear this, but it could. The city does need some sort of ubiquitously recognized landmark to raise its status.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Everything becomes hated first. Especially when it is “different” from what people normally are used to. Once it arrives then it creates a bandwagon effect – first embraced by the ones who are more open minded, then comes the majority of the people and then everyone else – especially those who trashed it in the beginning becoming at last accustomed to it. Tokyo with it’s Tokyo tower played it safe by mimicking the Paris Eiffel tower design. Even built the Tokyo tower around the same height range. Playing it safe is boring. I rather take a risk and make it interesting and different. Miami Skyrise is in the same height range as both those towers mentioned but thank goodness we are not playing it safe by having the same design. Skyrise isn’t just an observational tower. it offers more than that and that is the best part of it if you ask me.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Just love those Dubai towers behind Berkowitz in the 2nd photo. Beautiful. According to his Instagram, he does so too. There is one or two of him admiring their design. He should aspire to get a couple of them to our downtown.

Anonymous
4 years ago

whats the status of this project anyway….?…I mean you used to hear about the progress often… now nothing is being said…….maybe its already history????

Daniel
4 years ago

I actually like the building design , but the location is a deal breaker to me, a building with that size shouldn’t be built out of the Biscayne Blvd wall, build it somewhere else please.

suomynona
4 years ago

Seems like the absolute perfect location for an observation tower (away from the mass of buildings, out in the Bay somewhat) geared towards tourists (Bayside complex)

Dany
4 years ago

This is my only concern, judge the picture and then tell me if it does not look out of place. Again I like the building 😛

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204538150574360&set=a.1447431046376.54593.1851190241&type=3&theater

suomynona
4 years ago

Your link doesn’t work.

But no. I think I’ve pretty much seen every picture there is for this and it doesn’t look out of place to me.

Anonymous
4 years ago

What? This thing is still happening? I read in the Herald this morning that they still haven’t gotten the county funds they were seeking. Thought this thing was dead 🙁

Anonymous
4 years ago

If you are referring to the Miami Herald, I didn’t see the article there. Can you please provide a link?

Laz
4 years ago

I keep hoping that they will ditch this concept design and surprise us with iconic architecture worthy of a Miami landmark, please!

Anonymous
4 years ago

This building is an embarrassment to Miami. One of the worst deals for taxpayers ever made. Great job Sarnoff (worst sleeze ball commissioner in our history)!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Hideous! Almost as bad as the stripper on the Intercontinental Hotel. A stain on the skyline.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Piece of crap!

Q
4 years ago

Luckily you are in the minority.

Anonymous
4 years ago

On this site.

John P
4 years ago

Words cannot describe how much I loathe this building.