Miami-Dade Civil Courthouse Resubmitted To FAA At Taller Height Of 474 Feet

Miami-Dade’s Civil Courthouse has been resubmitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for review.

According to the February 19 filing, the tower will rise 474 feet above ground or 482 feet above sea level.

The new plans are a bit taller than first proposed when developer Plenary Justice was awarded the rights to build the courthouse tower, beating out other developers for the public-private partnership.

In January 2020, developer Plenary Justice filed plans with the FAA to build 435 feet above ground, or 443 feet above sea level.

The tower will also now rise 25 stories, instead of 23 stories first proposed.

County records show that Plenary Justice also continues to work towards approval and permitting of the building design – but the project is behind schedule.

Work was expected to begin in February 2020, the company had said after being awarded the bid.

 

 


 

 

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Anonymous
7 months ago

Still ugly and unimaginative.

Anonymous
7 months ago

I told them to wait until you presented your design but they refused to listen to me.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Clearly you are not that influential. I’d pick a different goal in life, if I were you.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Don’t blame me because you couldn’t make up your mind on what kind of architectual design you wanted to do in time.

Azarius
7 months ago

Hate the design but I welcome the new building.

Dave the Crackhead ™
7 months ago

soviet brutalism meets 80s’ Miami Cocaine-chic

Anonymous
7 months ago

lol good one

Alpina
7 months ago

Looks more like the typical urban penitentiary building

Optimist
7 months ago

Just utterly wrong for Miami.

Anonymous
7 months ago

not the best design but a new courthouse will be nice to have in the area. Just need to continue developing more and getting retail/office/resi in the area

POLO
7 months ago

474 Feet of ugly!

Anonymous
7 months ago

As long as the women that work there look good, I could care less.

Anonymous
7 months ago

That kind of sexism sounds like the 1920s when the old courthouse was built, not the 2020s with this one. Gross and outdated.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Most women didn’t even work in the 1920s.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Most government female workers are overweight, bad-tempered, or look uninspiring like the building they work in. Bonus points if they check all three.

Anonymous
7 months ago

And the hot cops and attorneys….

Anonymous
7 months ago

looks just like the nearby prison.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah I’m not one to trash building designs because I always prefer infill over parking lots, but this is bland brutalism at its finest.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Well I guess in your opinion the Miami History Museum thats right next to where this building is supposed to be is very eye appealing?

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s replacing a park

Anon
7 months ago

There was such potential to make a landmark building and it just a plain old boring building. I get that they needed to get this done asap because the old courthouse is falling apart but this is unimaginative.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Fuck it put it at 1000’

Anonymous
7 months ago

one of the ugliest buildings that will grace our skyline, which is already not that great

Anonymous
7 months ago

If you think that will make the skyline uglier, just think of what that horrendously designed Skyrise contraption would do to it.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Will a height increase mean design configuration for architecture that isn’t a box with prison windows? /optimism

Anonymous G
7 months ago

Lol will this ever happen? Wish the design of it was better but you always can’t get what you want.

Anonymous
7 months ago

Git er done!!

EJS
7 months ago

Not such a get bldg but hey, it’s needed. Also anyone heard any more about possibly making the old courthouse a new city hall??

Anonymous
7 months ago

Yeah the “get” building looks terrible!

Anonymous
7 months ago

Converting and restoring the old courthouse into city hall would make too much sense, but off course, the equally wasteful and visionless city government would rather do a half-assed rebuild of Riverside Center instead, and decision makers meet in Coconut Grove miles away from the city’s action.

Anonymous
7 months ago

It’s called de-centralization
Something we know very well in Dade County.
Heck, all over the country

Anonymous
7 months ago

So innovative…

Anonymous
7 months ago

Hideous. Hopefully the FAA doesn’t approve. It needs to be shorter so no one from i-95 notices the value engineering.