Legacy Miami Worldcenter Gets Approval To Build Taller Than Originally Planned

Legacy Miami Worldcenter is getting a height increase.

The tower is now expected to rise 20 feet taller than originally planned, according to a new approval letter issued by the Federal Aviation Administration yesterday.

Legacy was originally planned to rise 661 feet above ground, or 671 feet above sea level – making it the second tallest tower at Miami Worldcenter.

Now, the tower will rise 681 feet above ground, or 691 feet above sea level – still the second tallest at Worldcenter, at least for now.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter across the street is currently the tallest at 699 feet above ground, or 709 feet above sea level.

Legacy is planned to have an iconic atrium with a spire at the top of the tower, along with a glass pool hanging off the rooftop’s edge.

The developer has applied for a construction permit and recently selected a contractor. Condo units are 100% sold out.

 

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Anonymous
5 months ago

This project is so stunning, I just want to see piling work already

Anonymous
5 months ago

Reminds me of the Empire State Bldg and the Chrysler Bldg battle for the tallest. Chrysler thought they won until the Empire State Bldg Zeppelin tower rose up from the roof. It had been constructed inside the spire to keep Chrysler unaware. Too bad these Legacy guys don’t have the competitive nature the Empire State guys had.

Azarius
5 months ago

Rules by MWC not to be taller than their
Premier development which is Paramount.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Even so, the presence of the spire will set it apart. Spires reflect aspiration. There are plenty of blunt structures in Miami.

Anonymous
5 months ago

great comment, it will be the only one in miami with such topping

Anonymous
5 months ago

Very stupid ruling. They’re limiting themselves by not allowing competition and creativity

Anonymous
5 months ago

Next, that empty spot where that hotel/convention center was planned and then, move the FPL station and free up that land that’s right in the center of downtown and build more towers there.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Or the soccer stadium.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Forget a soccer stadium, build that on the Melreese Golf Course land and put Ultra there.

Anonymous
5 months ago

I am happy for the 20 ft increase but I’m most concerned that they keep the spire and it wasn’t a marketing scheme

Anonymous
5 months ago

Amen

Anonymous
5 months ago

Make it taller than Paramount please! This is beautiful!!

Anonymous
5 months ago

20ft, that’s all?.. that’s hardly even noticeable. I thought they wanted at least another 50 to 100ft.

Anonymous
5 months ago

max 706′ here

Azarius
5 months ago

Wish it was 200ft instead of 20

Anonymous
5 months ago

Better keep the same architecture as originally planned.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Re-route planes and build taller downtown! Waaaay taller!

Anonymous
5 months ago

They don’t build taller where they are allowed to right now.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Exactly. Thank you for bringing common sense to this thread.

Anonymous
5 months ago

He’s in middle school and cannot understand this fact.

Anonymous
5 months ago

Wouldn’t be surprised if this will end up with the spire as rendered, and these incremental height approvals are working their way up to the pinnacle, it will probably be the tallest of WorldCenter

Anonymous
5 months ago

When are they breaking ground?

POLO
5 months ago

Stunning tower!

Anonymous
5 months ago

great!!!

Realtalk Reilly
5 months ago

LOVE this one. Looks like something out of a futuristic comic book from the 1930’s. It’s almost steampunkish.

Eduardo
5 months ago

Horrendous just like the Paramount tower. Who is approving these horrible Gotham City skyscrapers for Miami?