Here’s A List Of Every Supertall Tower Currently Proposed In Miami

With Miami’s real estate market now surging in an unprecedented manner, it appears likely that one or more supertall towers will break ground soon.

A supertall is generally defined as reaching a height above 300 meter, or around 969 feet. Around a dozen such towers have been proposed in Miami in recent years.

Any supertall proposed in Miami will generally max out at 1,049 feet above sea level (and a few feet below that from ground level) due to FAA height restrictions in the area, as a result of the nearby runways at MIA.

Here’s a look at every recent supertall proposed in Miami in recent years, and their current status.

 

1. Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences (100 stories, 1,040 feet)

This looks likely to become Miami’s first ever supertall to break ground, with developer PMG now launching sales for the residential component of the project in a very hot market. Conceptual design for the tower is by architect Carlos Ott, who promises that it will permanently alter the skyline with a design that has never seen before.

 

2. One Brickell City Centre (80 stories, 1,040 feet) 

This project was the first to break the FAA’s height barrier and gain approval at 1,049 feet in 2015. Developer Swire Properties has not said when this tower will break ground. However, the developer recently completed the sale of two office towers at Brickell City Centre, with plans to recycle the proceeds into new projects. Sales of remaining units at the two residential towers at Brickell City Centre have also been gaining steam recently, and they are approaching sellout.

 

3 & 4. The Towers by Foster + Partners (Twin towers, 81 and 79 stories, 1,044 feet) 

Tibor Hollo of Florida East Coast Realty and former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt are partners on this twin-tower project. It will include up to 660 condo units, and up to 220 hotel rooms. The FAA approved a height of 1,049 feet above sea level in 2016, and the developer recently reapplied for approval again after the first approval expired. Sales have not yet launched.

 

5. Skyrise Miami (1,045 feet)

This Arquitectonica-designed tower is mostly for entertainment purposes. Developer Jeff Berkowitz was recently awarded a patent for the design. Some foundation work has taken place, but there hasn’t been much activity lately. The FAA has approved a height of 1,045 feet above ground.

 

6 & 7. MiamiCentral Supertowers (991 feet)

Brightline parent company Florida East Coast Industries filed plat and other documents for two supertall towers at MiamiCentral, one primarily hotel and another primarily office. According to a filing with the FAA, each would rise 991 feet above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level. The supertower sites are now being marketed for sale by the developer.

 

8. One Bayfront Plaza  (92 stories, 1044 feet)

This project has received planning and FAA approval. It is planned to include a mix of residential, hotel, office, and retail. The most recent FAA approval was granted in January 2020, but there doesn’t appear to be any permitting activity since then. Tibor Hollo’s Florida East Coast Realty is the developer.

 

Several other projects have been proposed at supertall heights. They include the twin-tower Capital at Brickell project (which appears to have stalled and recently changed ownership), and a 77-story 988-foot tower called World Trade Center of the Americas on Biscayne Boulevard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POLO
28 days ago

Waldorf appears to the leader of the group.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I wish they showed a map of each location.

Anonymous
28 days ago

One bayfront has my favorite design – very elegant.

Optimist
23 days ago

I hope it happens. Miami looks good with curves.

Azarius
24 days ago

TNM taking a spring break🙄🙄

Azarius
17 days ago

And added a teacher workday lol

Jesus
28 days ago

I hate complaining but all of these proposals and yet it has not happened. The Panorama Tower for another 150 feet or so could have been our supertall. Don’t get it twisted, I like that we are seeing progress but I’m a bit impatient and underwhelmed that since 2007 or so, we had opportunities to build a supertall and yet nada. Bring those towers online already. Demand is there and Miami is in a position similar to Los Angeles in the 1960s. Hopefully the traffic issues don’t follow eventually.

Anonymous
28 days ago

“Bring those towers online already”

Damn Jesus, we know you can walk on water and stuff, but us developers don’t have it so easy.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Do you really hate complaining?😉

Anonymous
28 days ago

Only real thing here is Waldorf, the rest will not happen this cycle

NYC Transplant
27 days ago

A large crane is being set up today (Friday) in the parking lot north of the Jade. That’s the Foster & Partners site.

Anonymous
27 days ago

That is for HVAC work on the Solaris.

NYC Transplant
26 days ago

Oh well. Thought maybe they were trying to get started ahead of Baccarat/Related

Anonymous
28 days ago

Only one of those starting within a year is waldorf

Anonymous
28 days ago

I hope the Towers by Foster + Partners happens. The base of the towers is unique.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Except the towers themselves are boring.

NYC Transplant
26 days ago

A large crain has just been set up on the site.

NYC Transplant
26 days ago

crane

Azarius
28 days ago

No lie I would’ve thought One Bayfront would be trying to take advantage of the surge in interest. PMG not Wasting any time

Anonymous
28 days ago

The issue is terminating leases in the existing building, shouldn’t have been renewed as recent as five years ago, otherwise it would have been demolished and he would have started building after Panorama Tower was completed.

Anonymous
28 days ago

No one will recognize Miami by 2030. I just hope the bayfront keeps some dimension in buildings and doesn’t add a bunch of towers that make the skyline look flat.

Anonymous
28 days ago

The future is B R I G H T

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami needs at least five or six 400 footers outside of Brickell and downtown on the other side of I-95.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I agree, there needs to be a good mix of both world class and affordable living standards for Miami. But I still think we should be optimizing density east of 95 before spreading out west.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Ok but when you say put them on south beach people get sand in their panties

Anonymous
27 days ago

lol…

Anonymous
28 days ago

Why? How about we build up east of I-95 and do sensible infill west first, or it will turn into a vertical suburb nightmare like Edgewater?

Anonymous
28 days ago

Yeah.. that’s all most of them will be – “proposals.”

yaaawwwwnnnn……

Anonymous
28 days ago

Making Miami America’s Capital of dubious fate proposed buildings.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Anyway, why the 1049ft max? 1100ft is only 51ft higher. Please.. how can that be a worse safety hazard?

Anonymous
28 days ago

They gotta set the limit somewhere. If it was 1100 you’d be asking why not 1150 lol

Anonymous
28 days ago

You’re the perfect example of a dumba$$ thinking person who looks at a 1150ft building as being too tall in downtown Miami.

Mike Brady
28 days ago

Some sort of “engine out” rule. A twin-engine, heavy jet like a 777 has to be able to clear the tower on take-off from MIA with one engine out. If airlines were flying only 747s and A380s, probably not a problem with one of four engines out.

Anonymous
28 days ago

But why does that apply to downtown and brickell? MIA is North of 395, so shouldn’t it just apply to wynwood area

Anonymous
26 days ago

Part science. Part policy.
There are several runways.
Downtown is directly in the flightpath for thousands of planes per year.
The FAA does use a one engine rule to determine the theoretical slope of ascent and maneuverability of aircraft in emergency situations.

Anonymous
27 days ago

That “engine out” rule don’t mean sh*t. Passenger jet airplanes are a hazard when they’re flying over densely packed cities, period! Just look at what recently happened in Colorado when a sparsely populated area was jolted when jet airline engine parts from out of the air landed on their roofs and in their yards.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Move the airport to homestead

Anonymous
23 days ago

I’m even more bored at work this week so far…come back TNM!!! Can’t wait a whole week!!!!

Anonymous
22 days ago

TNM on spring break.

Anonymous
28 days ago

This is amazing for the city!! I think I creamed in my pants reading this article. MIAMI WINNING!!!!!

Anonymous
28 days ago

Dude only one of these projects will even happen anytime soon and prob less than half will ever get done

Anonymous
28 days ago

Stop being a NEGATIVE NELLY!! Im sure at least 3 of these will break ground by 2023

Anonymous
28 days ago

Can I leak it?

Anonymous
28 days ago

VERTICUS!!!

Anonymous
27 days ago

I would love it if they just build the 77-story 988-foot tower called World Trade Center of the Americas on the spot where they teased us and we’ve nothing happening for years.. hotel and convention center.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Planny plan plan…

Azarius
25 days ago

You guys are missing Orlando’s Ponte Health is proposing Vertical Medical City on Biscayne Boulevard proposed Feb 2020 at height of 1050ft

Mike Brady
28 days ago

“Conceptual design for the tower is by architect Carlos Ott….” Conceptual design? Why does this sound like w’re looking at some severe value engineering?

Anonymous
26 days ago

No.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Why isn’t One River Point on this list?

Anonymous
28 days ago

It’s close to being a supertall, but it isn’t actually a supertall considering it’s 817 ft tall.

MiamiRob
16 days ago

The saddest of these projects are One Bayfront Plaza & The Towers by Foster proposals owned by Tibor Hollo who is sitting on prime real estate but has yet to move forward. These two projects alone would dramatically alter Miami’s skyline forever.

Anonymous
15 days ago

I’m glad Waldorf seems to be the front leader. It looks incredible.

Anonymous
11 days ago

Waldorf Astoria needs to find 9 more feet so it will remain the tallest and first built.

Several a very nice looking buildings, Waldorf, one bayfront is sleek and fab.

I’m not a fan of the skyrise shoe

Anonymous
28 days ago

5 new towers will open in downtown miami this summer.that will speed up the revitalization of downtown miami a lot and encourage these developers to build these supertall skyscrapers

Anonymous
28 days ago

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LLP
24 days ago

everything sounds great! However, do you think any locals afford living in one of these condominiums??

Anonymous
23 days ago

When new people move in, they become locals.

Anonymous
23 days ago

Jajajajaja

Anonymous
21 days ago

Jaaaaaaajajajajaja

Anonymous
27 days ago

Here is a list of projects which will never be built, we might get one or two better than nothing… full court press by b-r-o-kers these days is quite unreal… miami has already had its 5 minutes

Anonymous
24 days ago

I guess we go back to NYC and the staggering tax’s and crime.