FAA Approves The Tallest Building Ever In Sunny Isles At 744 Feet

The Federal Aviation Administration just granted approval for the tallest building ever in Sunny Isles.

According to the newly issued approval letter, the north tower at the St. Regis Residences Sunny Isles is now approved to rise 744 feet above ground, or 750 feet above sea level.

That is one foot taller than the Bentley Residences proposed down the block, which is approved by the FAA to rise 743 feet above ground, or 749 feet above sea level.

The south tower of St. Regis Residences is now approved to rise 739 feet above ground, or 750 feet above sea level.

The tallest existing building in Sunny Isles is the Estates at Acqualina North Tower, which developers say topped off at 667 feet above ground. Construction actually has not been completed yet.

Prior to that, buildings in Sunny Isles hit a maximum height of around 650 feet above sea level.

Construction at both Bentley Residences and St. Regis Residences are expected to get underway in 2023.

 

(renderings: DBOX)

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Anonymous
6 months ago

The tallest Easter Bunny Ears in the world!

Michael C Wesner
6 months ago

Canned ham ??

Anon
6 months ago

Very elegant!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Looking at the renderings, I liked the top and the body of the two towers, but I didn’t like the base. I think the base should be straight like the body. Reminds me of the Okan project, but, in my humble opinion, the Okan is much prettier. And the towers of the same St. Regis in Brickell.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

the Brickell St. Regis are 20x nicer looking than these private part towers

Remove FAA
6 months ago

Should be 1000’+

Anonymous
6 months ago

The current height is fine. It’s already out of scale for the area. 1000 feet would make it look like the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

You talk about it being out of scale for the area when there have been high-rises across from single-family homes for years. Apart from being twin towers, they look absolutely nothing like the old WTC.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Of course it doesn’t look like the old WTC. I was referring to how the WTC towers were very big compared to the surrounding buildings. In this case, the towers at 744 feet are big compared the high rises surrounding it.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

yep. leave the 1000+ for Downtown

James Brown
6 months ago

If we never built anything out of scale for an area then all buildings ever would max out at 1 story.vthis is the first step in getting a bunch more dense and taller city

Jason Allman
5 months ago

So, a crappier city then?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

?

bill
6 months ago

Hurricane Andrew

Anonymous
6 months ago

Buildings in South Florida have hurricane protection

Anonymous
5 months ago

Why does sunny isles have height restriction??

Anonymous
6 months ago

Keep going taller and taller!

Mike
6 months ago

Yes they do but this could get ugly with the impact of another Andrew like storm.

Anonymous
6 months ago

anybody who owns a unit in this building would probably not stay if a hurricane does hit and these buildings are designed to slightly sway with the wind

Joseph Falso, P.E., CGC
6 months ago

Exactly! Only as good as the construction which we know in South Florida is sometimes questionable!

Drac
6 months ago

But you will be safe in your house if “another Andrew like storm” hit all of Miami/Dade?

CabeZon Paton
6 months ago

Such an odd decision to make one smaller than the other. Plus wtf does the FAA have to do with this?

AuntieWarhol
6 months ago

Planes and high buildings.

El Cabeza
6 months ago

Planes don’t fly anywhere near sunny isles.

Drac
6 months ago

That’s like somebody in San Francisco or Los Angeles saying “Earthquakes, can’t wait!” Or somebody in Oklahoma or Kansas saying “Tornadoes, can’t wait!”