‘Iconic’ Legacy Approved By FAA To Become The Second Tallest Miami Worldcenter Tower At 661 Feet

Legacy Miami Worldcenter has had its height approved by the Federal Aviation Administration.

The agency granted approval for the tower to be built at a height of 661 feet above ground, or 671 feet above sea level.

Review by the FAA took about four months. The application was submitted on September 28, and was approved on January 21.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter, which was completed in 2019 across the street by the same developer, was approved and built at a height of 699 feet above ground, or 709 feet above sea level – the only tower at Worldcenter so far to be approved at a taller height.

Legacy also includes a spire at the top, which is included in the height approval.

A City of Miami construction permit for Legacy is still under review, with the plans formally submitted on December 16. However, the developer is using a more expensive private provider review to expedite approval. They have also applied for expedited life and safety review.

Legacy will break ground in early 2021, according to Miami Worldcenter. Developer Royal Palm Communities completed the purchase of the site in December 2020.

 

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Anonymous
4 months ago

Expedit this review this building is gorgeous

POLO
4 months ago

I know the word ‘iconic’ is overuse, but in this case it’s fitting.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Like the wheel isn’t iconic…this one, the Waldorf Astoria and the SkyRise are.

Anonymous
4 months ago

SkyRise and this Waldorf Astoria building are lazily designed. That’s why they were introduced in Miami because, let’s face it, this city is full of people with very poor taste.

Anonymous
4 months ago

It’s incredibly amusing that people think that developers have some sort of duty to survey the public or the architectural guardians of the city to gain approval of the design of their projects. Miami is not one huge HOA and as such we can’t force everyone to conform to a prescribed design standard.

If it’s ugly then it’s ugly, so what? If it’s an architectural masterpiece, then that’s amazing! At the end of the day, the developer will be accountable only to its investors or potential customers, not the NIMBY in a neighboring building angrily typing away criticizing the design of a building.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I don’t care what you say, SkyRise and Waldorf Astoria are ripoffs and lazily designed buildings and only a very few cities in this country would look at them as desirable.

J. M.
4 months ago

Oh really? Do you have a list of these cities or are you pulling random stuff outta your ass?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Other cities like NYC and Chicago already have similar designed buildings like the proposed Waldorf Astoria, and Berkowitz isn’t bold enough to try any other city but Miami with that poorly designed SkyRise conception. That’s why acid tab indulging people like you in Miami would wag your tails because some developer knew you would and whipped out whatever quirky looking rendering he kept from his dusty bin of rejected architectural ideas to lead you around like a puppy dog on a leash.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I feel like you are the same person trashing designs on literally every article.
It is quite fortunate that you happen to be a world-renowned architect who has been blessing major cities with design masterpieces, it adds so much weight to your vitriol laden criticisms.

Anonymous
4 months ago

I love this bldg.
Okan would have complimented it so well.
Shame we don’t hear anything from it

Anonymous
4 months ago

Okan Tower is beautiful…if it happens!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yep it would have been the third non-flat top building in close proximity to each other. There is hope for downtown yet.

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Not likely. Not plans have been reviewed, no permits approved. Plus its right literally right next to Melo’s two towers. So the likely hood of Okan ever happening is very little.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Right! They should just sell that lot to Melo and move on.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Nah, more like MDC or Mana will buy it for their “grand plans.”

Anonymous
4 months ago

Awesome building! This area is becoming dense! Amazing

Paul
4 months ago

It will be interesting to see what the rooftop pool will look like when it’s actually built. The design shown here is cool but is obviously not the final design since it would allow people to step off the edge of a 670ft tall precipice without any guardrail.

Guest
4 months ago

Wind forces alone at that height would make rooftop pool and deck usage a no no.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Yaaas! Keep ‘me coming. Downtown for the win!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Are you wacking off?

Anonymous
4 months ago

lmao *keep ‘em

Anonymous
4 months ago

that thing is beautiful……

Anonymous
4 months ago

Miami Winning!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Why not build to the height of the spire and exclude it?

Anonymous G
4 months ago

Going to be epic! Lets get this going ASAP!!!!

Anonymous
4 months ago

Eventually, when Miami dade county reaches 6-8 million plus people they need to consider moving the airport to a less densely populated area such as homestead, make it twice as big, build a skyrail and connect that to the center of the population mass. This is what Tokyo did with Narita. Narita is about 55 mins on monorail to Tokyo’s central station, the center of the city. In doing so you can redevelop all that land into usable space, and not have massive traffic flow into the center ( or center east) of the city. I know we are far away from Tokyo’s status, but one can only dream.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Eventually, when Miami dade county reaches 6-8 million plus people they need to consider moving the airport to a less densely populated area such as homestead, make it twice as big, build a skyrail and connect that to the center of the population mass. This is what Tokyo did with Narita. Narita is about 55 mins on monorail to Tokyo’s central station, the center of the city. In doing so you can redevelop all that land into usable space, and not have massive traffic flow into the center ( or center east) of the city. I know we are far away from Tokyo’s status, but one can only dream.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Is there a rendering or map of all the buildings going up in this area, seems like so many I’m losing track. But either way is going to look amazing.

Anonymous
4 months ago

Please… Break ground before the economy runs into the ground!

Anonymous
4 months ago

This FAA height approval sh!t need to be trash canned.

Anonymous
4 months ago

If it wasn’t for the FAA height approval, we would’ve had planes crashing into 1000 ft buildings that happen to be in their flight path.

Anonymous
4 months ago

They should change planes routes and allow taller buildings along the coast

Anonymous
4 months ago

So, would that be the height of the buildings fault or these jetliners maintenance crews fault?

Anonymous
4 months ago

Right because if you can’t see a building taking off from MIA and know how to turn away from it after takeoff then maybe they shouldn’t be flying