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.

 

 


49 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

That died last year.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Thank the lawrt.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

I wish

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Connor
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

You guys can move to Miami, we got room😉

Anonymous
1 month ago

No we dont

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

The entire state of Florida benefits from Miami growth

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

Government

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

No excuses now. Let’s get her going!

Miami Dade Conch Eater
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

How high can the cranes go?

Anonymous
1 month ago

As high as people in Miami get

Anonymous
1 month ago

I get high all the time!!

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

The ultimate milk crate challenge tower in the flesh

POLO
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Congratulations!

Anonymous
1 month 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
1 month ago

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

Mark
1 month 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

“roars” the Miami streets?

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

Lions in the streets? Ok

Anonymous
1 month ago

Total garbage location. Use the helipad

Michael
1 month ago

Ugly building. Does not compliment the miami skyline.

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

croqueta

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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

Anonymous
1 month ago

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