Helipad At One Thousand Museum Is Among The Highest In The U.S. – Watch The First Landing

The first helicopter has landed on the roof of downtown Miami’s new One Thousand Museum tower.

The helipad at the 60-story One Thousand Museum is about 700 feet above ground, one of the top 100 in the world.

It is the highest helipad in the U.S. outside of Los Angeles (rooftop helipads were required there for decades as an emergency escape).

Previously, developers said that it was designed to accommodate a chopper as big as a Sikorsky S-92. Residents of the Zaha Hadid-designed tower will be able to use the facility.

Kevin Venger, a co-developer of the project, filmed the landing and uploaded the footage to social media.

 

 

 

Video of additional testing today:

 

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Anonymous

RIP Kobe Bryant

Anonymous

I guess the foam is a fire suppressor?

Realtalk Reilly

For sure. Good idea to have it.

POLO

The super rich high entrance to their pad!

Anonymous

The height of vulgarity.

Anonymous

Every video except the actual landing of the chopper.

Anonymous

Reminds me of the PanAm building aka MET LIFE building in NYC where they have a helipad that is never used due to danger to those below. Seems fair to think with liabilities / law suits that helicopters will land on the edges of cities…. and on the ground only.

William

Maybe this is for VTOL Electric Air Craft.. Which I think will eventually have some traction.. It is coinciding well with the battery improvements being made in vehicles. The costs of roads and bridges is just to high for this not to gain some traction over the next 30 years…

Anonymous

I have my doubts, flying cars have always been just “10 years away”, we’ll see this time around. And even though battery tech is getting better, they’re still heavy AF which works with a car but not an aircraft

Anonymous

Dude, you don’t even see people drive cars on the streets without getting into a wreck in Miami… I can just imagine everyday the dozens of people falling out of the sky all over the county because of the hundreds if not thousands of flying vehicles getting into wrecks in the air.

Realtalk Reilly

Yeah, I don’t think there will be any flying cars unless and until they are fully automated. You just punch in where you want to go and off it goes, automatically interacting with and avoiding other aircraft because they’re all on the same network.

Anonymous

We haven’t even fully tried tested self-driving cars yet.

Anonymous

If you want a flying car,but wheels on a helicopter.
THEN you will comprehend how much noise and wind a “flying car” will produce. They could only land on top of buildings to be practical.

Anonymous

Lucy…am hom!

Anonymous

Miami winning!!

Anonymous

ridiculous. there serves no legitimate purpose to a landing facility like that in a residential area.

Anonymous

You don’t own a unit in this building or a helicopter.

Anonymous

.. and? it’s a nuisance to the hundreds of thousands of people who live around this building.

Anonymous

… and the hundreds of passenger jet aircraft that takeoff and land at MIA everyday isn’t?

I was there

I was there for this landing. It turns out you can’t hear the helicopter inside the building or any of the neighboring buildings when windows are closed. When windows are open you can barely even hear it. Not a nuisance.

Anonymous

Residential area? Across the street from a major sports arena and two prominent museums. To the rear, a major mixed use development and a nightclub district(Space, Eleven, etc.). Fronting a major boulevard and located just two buildings away from a major interstate highway that connects Miami Beach to the east and the airport to the west. Just beyond that lies the Arsht Center for the Arts.
This is probably the most centralized location in the city of Miami. Describing it as solely a “residential area”, is way off the mark.

Anonymous

… and don’t forget the Metro-rail and Brightline/Virgin trains running nearby.

Anonymous

Much like you , no legitimate purpose served