FAA Approves Miami’s 100-Story Waldorf Astoria Tower To Be Built At Supertall Height

The Federal Aviation Administration granted approval this week for the 100-Story Waldorf Astoria Miami to be built.

The tower is permitted to rise to a height of 1,040 above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level, the FAA said. At that height, the tower is considered to be a supertall under widely accepted definitions.

The FAA issued the approval on September 7 after studying the issue for over six months.

The developer had already been granted approval for the 1,049-foot height on the same site in 2015, but that approval expired.

PMG and Greybrook have already filed for a demolition permit at the property, and have also fenced off an area in the Biscayne Boulevard median where a green space is planned.

A total of 400 condos and a 205 key hotel are planned within the Waldorf building, with a sellout value of $1 billion. Shortly after sales launched, the developer said they had already sold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of units.

PMG and Greybrook Realty Partners are the developers.

Groundbreaking is expected in the first quarter of 2022.

 

 


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Anonymous
4 months ago

The rendering with the Signature Bridge is amazing! Can’t wait to see the new skyline manifest

Anonymous
4 months ago

can someone with good photoshop skills make a skyline with all the proposed towers on Biscayne (World Trade Center Of The Americas, One Bayfront, Society, etc). and send it to TNM and hopefully they post it.

Anonymous
4 months ago

All of those other large towers are things this developer likely wants you to forget about since they will eventually block the views on the sides.

Anonymous
4 months ago

World Trade Center of the Americas and One Bayfront Plaza seem kinda dead as of right now. Hopefully we’ll see activity with those properties soon.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Too bad, because the crappy Holiday Inn Express next door has to go while this tower is under construction, and 100 South Biscayne like yester-decade…

Anonymous
4 months ago

They should add the SkyRise too as it will happen sooner or later!

Anonymous
4 months ago

That died last year.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Thank the lawrt.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Poor guy, he really thinks somebody will resurrect that ugly crap…

Anonymous
4 months ago

I wish

Anonymous
4 months ago

The image with the bridge is already photoshopped and cut out all of the buildings that are where the sun is located in the pic. Otherwise, there should be a bunch of court house buildings and the Miami Central complex with its two 43+ story residential towers.

Anonymous
4 months ago

This will be fun to watch grow out of the ground…

Connor
4 months ago

Wow its actually happening. Congrats from Tampa. Hopefully Tampa will be like this someday

Anonymous
4 months ago

You guys can move to Miami, we got room😉

Anonymous
4 months ago

No we dont

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why would you live in a growing city if you don’t like that it’s growing? Miami has lots more people coming down. Perhaps try Mississippi?

Anonymous
4 months ago

The entire state of Florida benefits from Miami growth

Anonymous
4 months ago

Does anyone know why the FAA took 6 months to study this plan after already approving it in 2015?

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is the speed of the Bureaucrat at work. Any other private employer could have it okayed within a week, maybe a day (if he takes a lunch break).

Anonymous
4 months ago

“Does anyone know why the FAA took 6 months to study this plan after already approving it in 2015?”

Six months is just a sham term of time to make us think it takes that long for them to do their jobs.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Government

Anonymous
4 months ago

Game changer for Downtown and Miami! Can’t wait.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Excellent news. Can not wait to see work actually begin.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No excuses now. Let’s get her going!

Miami Dade Conch Eater
4 months ago

Will the tower have a robotic elevator because the lot if small for a building of this height

Anonymous
4 months ago

Stupid looking architecture. Looks like boxes on top of each other slightly teetering. I do like modern but this is childish. That’s the best the architects can come up with?

Yet Another Anonymous
4 months ago

How high can the cranes go?

Anonymous
4 months ago

As high as people in Miami get

Anonymous
4 months ago

I get high all the time!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

It will look stunning.
We need 40 more towers spread around downtown

Anonymous
4 months ago

The ultimate milk crate challenge tower in the flesh

POLO
4 months ago

No it’s not! The airport is just eight miles to the west-northwest, and vital for the economy of South Florida!

Anonymous
4 months ago

You sound like you have been drinking. The FAA is a federal agency who concern is only as to height because of air traffic. They have no jurisdiction to deny over how it affects other buildings. That is a local planning issue. Take your issue to the locals or state. Please sober up before blogging.

Anonymous
4 months ago

We get it dude, you don’t get how government operates.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Congratulations!

Anonymous
4 months ago

A Cat 5 has never hit downtown Miami. What’s this BS about the next one?

In other news, the time to board up the windows on your trailer is now.

Anonymous
4 months ago

A cat5 hurricane has never hit tall skyscrapers would they hold ?

Mark
4 months ago

That is what the High Velocity Building Code is for. The current design speed is 175mph at 20ft and below. Above that height the wind requirements increase dramatically to over 200mph at the top. Worst case scenario has the windows get blown out and gut the building. But the building it’s self will remain structurally sound.

Anonymous
4 months ago

No tower, no matter how tall, will change the image of this swamp infected by the amount of human garbage that roars the Miami streets

Anonymous
4 months ago

“roars” the Miami streets?

Well, I guess that’s better than “meows” the Miami streets…

Anonymous
4 months ago

Lions in the streets? Ok

Anonymous
4 months ago

Total garbage location. Use the helipad

Michael
4 months ago

Ugly building. Does not compliment the miami skyline.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Heyyyy!!!.. this building was inspired by looking at toddlers playing with alphabet blocks!

Anonymous
4 months ago

We need a crochetta-shaped building to satisfy Michael’s taste apparently😂

Anonymous
4 months ago

croqueta

Anonymous
4 months ago

Actually a croqueta shape building would look beautiful contrasting all the square shaped bldgs in Miami

Anonymous
4 months ago

This is going to be amazing. It’s simply beautiful!

Anonymous
4 months ago

I see.. stacked containers really turns you on huh?