Miami World Tower Gets FAA Approval To Become City’s Second Tallest Apartment Building

The proposed 53-story Miami World Tower has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to become the second tallest rental apartment tower in the city.

According to the FAA approval letter, Miami World Tower will rise 579 feet above ground, or 590 feet above sea level.

The application was filed with the FAA on January 28, and approved April 26.

Miami World Tower is planned to be notably taller than other nearby apartment towers, including the recently completed Caoba at Worldcenter and the under-construction Bezel tower.

PMG’s under-construction 49-story Society Biscayne tower is on track to become the third tallest rental apartment building, with a height of 571 feet.

Also nearby, Melo Group recently broke ground on the Downtown 1st apartment building, set to top off at 58 stories, or 557 feet.

Brickell’s Panorama Tower, which is an apartment building, is the tallest tower in the city at 85 stories and 868 feet above ground. It also includes a hotel and office space.

Miami World Tower will include 557 residential units.

Plans for the tower have been approved, and a construction permit is being actively worked through the Building Department as of this week, records show.

A second tower is also planned next door by the same developer, but plans have not been filed yet.

 

 




 

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Azarius
1 day ago

This area will be better than Brickell and have more density!

Anonymous
1 day ago

And a better highway entrances and renovated metromover stations with a potential metromover going all the way to midtown

Anonymous
1 day ago

Metromover all the way to Midtown. Let the cream roll….

Anonymous
1 day ago

Bigger ones at least, to accommodate longer trains than one or two-car tin can buses.

Anonymous
1 day ago

First, it has to be shown or proven that a longer what you call “tin can” metromover rail car is feasible. Since there is no system to midtown right now, it’s impossible for anyone to know what an extended Metromover system needs.

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s not supposed to be “better than.” I’ll never understand the way people in Miami think the way this town ought to be built. Downtown, Brickell, and clean on up to the Design District are just an conglomeration and should be built and looked at as just that, one huge cohesion.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Lol dude It’s perfectly normal for people to have favorable neighborhoods within a city. Do you think people in Manhattan view it as just one big monolithic city or is it broken up into different neighborhoods with their own vibes and micro cultures which different people will prefer for different reasons. Tribeca, Greenwich Village, and Chelsea are much different than Midtown, the financial district, or upper West side.

Anonymous
1 day ago

How is the micro culture for this section different than Brickell?

Anonymous
1 day ago

The 10 blocks of Brickell from the Miami River south to 15th Street and east of 95 have nearly every International Bank you can think of, premier retail (Sax 5th, etc), and 4 Luxury Hotels (Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons, Conrad, JW Marriott).
The +/- 10 blocks from Flagler north to 15th has a lot of ATM’s and bank branches, a Holiday Inn and YVE, and different shopping options at Bayside.

Worldcenter is getting a lot better and rapidly. There is a very distinct difference in the neighborhoods for sure, and that is a great thing.

Anonymous
1 day ago

The neighborhoods will definitely have different character, and it’s great that they will be connected by the Metromover. Downtown is absolutely going to have a heavy tourist element with the cruise ship terminals and now the Genting casino going up by the Venetian Causeway. Northern Brickell, near the river will also have some of this, and then further south toward 15th-25th it will remain less touristy. Once the Metromover is extended, Wynwood will be walkable.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Walkable, except where the flyovers ruin any potential for Miami Avenue.

Anonymous
1 day ago

This area needs office space

Anonymous
1 day ago

Hines tower please

Anonymous
1 day ago

Yeah, sure.. what else do you desire, master?

Anonymous
1 day ago

Lotto numbers while you’re at it.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Okay.. how are you spending for them?

Anonymous
1 day ago

Amazing

Anonymous
1 day ago

Not the worst parking pedestal I’ve seen

Anonymous
1 day ago

Why does the building department take so long on towers that look better than boxes

Anonymous
1 day ago

Fantastic FAA!

Anonymous
1 day ago

The old Camillus house site…incredible transformation in a relatively short period of time.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Melo,
Take cue and learn a bit about design

Anonymous
1 day ago

Yeah Melo, design more buildings like this that look like flames some Mexican painted on the sides of his car.

Anonymous
1 day ago

give Melo a couple of millions and they”ll design something better

Anonymous
1 day ago

To be fair, it looks like a Melo tower with more glass, like if Related and Melo had a stillbirth child.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Love this building. It will complement the area and go with the surrounding buildings.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Oh, God forbid, a building stands out from the rest, you know, something iconic.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Looks like a Miami Heat logo to me.

Anonymous
1 day ago

This is not going to age well

Moishe Mana
1 day ago

I really like the design and glass all the way around, no cheap stucco an blank walls Is such a welcome change. It’s not like us readers like to complain we just want to see developers at least put some thought into the design! If the architecture firm and developer can come up with a design with all around glass with balconies so can other developers. My only gripe is the garage I believe they could have had a better design but It’s not that bad.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Mana, stop throwing stones when you live in a glass house. The garage is fine.

Anonymous
1 day ago

dude you dont know what youre talking about. You do realize that developers build to make money. This isnt unicef. Its expensive to build an all glass exterior buildings. Would make sense if you were building a condo but this is going to be a rental apartment. I doubt any renter is gonna come into this build and after touring say “nope, not for me…it doesnt have an all glass exterior”

Anonymous
10 seconds ago

If the name is real, look him up. I think he knows a little something about being a developer

Anonymous
1 day ago

Approve Hines Tower already!

Anonymous
1 day ago

It’s nice to see where this is gonna go in relations to the other buildings. I can’t keep track of what goes where. Wish there was a comprehensive and up-to-date map of MWC.

Anonymous
1 day ago

I would have given the top a flaming spire and light it up at night. Oh well, but it’s Miami.

Anonymous
1 day ago

How about a “Disco Ball?”

Anonymous
1 day ago

Very few buildings here have interesting tops.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Why I’m excited for the Legacy tower to be built

Anonymous
1 day ago

Absolutely love it. Great for the area, decent height.

Anonymous
1 day ago

As for Panorama Tower, you meant to say it contains a “brothel” and office space. Not a hotel.

Anonymous
1 day ago

I think you’re getting Hyatt Centric mixed up with the Starlite Motel.

Anonymous
1 day ago

lol….

Anonymous
1 day ago

Hyatt Centric !!! Lots of a nights with police cars because of a problem …👀🙄
And can someone tell the young black guy with the golden retriever, that lives there and walk the dog at night in front of the Plaza, to pick up after his dog!! There’s plenty of poop bags available for him !!!
Yours,
the Valet Parking Guy!!! 😉

Anonymous
1 day ago

Am I the only one that see a man and a pregnant woman on the building facade???

Anonymous
1 day ago

It reminds me of the “Dancers” proposal for the new bridge in downtown.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Which thankfully wasn’t chosen, otherwise a tunnel really should have been demanded.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Yeah, it wasn’t chosen, instead we’re getting something that looks like a giant spider.

Anonymous much better than this pomo crap
1 day ago

Basic.

Anonymous
1 day ago

same old boring looking building!!!