One Thousand Museum Submits Plans To Build Helipad For Residents

The developers of One Thousand Museum are requesting city approval to build a helipad on the roof of the building.

The private helipad would be available to use by One Thousand Museum residents, according to developer Gregg Covin.

Top off of the building is expected by year end, Covin said.

Plans show that the helipad height would be elevated above the 701-foot roof height of the building, but would not exceed the 709 height approved by the FAA.

Other changes being requested by the developers include pedestrian entry and parking modifications.


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Yet Another Anonymous

If they are getting nitpicky over a few feet, the height of a 12 foot helicopter parked there at any point might be a concern.


Makes sense. If you can pony up $12 million, you definitely do not want to deal with the traffic going from your private jet to your duplex townhouse at 1000 Museum.


Will the neighboring buildings try to block?


Of course they will, it’s Miami.


It’s like when Marinablue complained about Worldcenter, while a bloody CVS is a retail tenant in the building. Maybe when the area becomes more upscale, it will move to a less high-profile location, and residents will do a 180 and be grateful for such development as property values skyrocket.


Even upscale residents need a pharmacy. Even if that pharmacy has hideous gray carpet squares for flooring.


Nah, mail-order prescriptions.


#richpeopleproblems….. but hey, I would have one too if I could afford it!!!


I would trade my garage parking space for a rooftop helicopter parking spot.


Wonder why they waited this long to get an approval when they should know by now how Miami approval board is so slow to get something approved? The building will be occupied by time they approve it. An it’s not just for a 15 minute ride to the airport but to Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale or Bahamas.


“On May 16, 1977, a rotor blade broke off a helicopter on the roof of Manhattan’s Pan Am Building after the copter’s landing gear failed, causing it to turn sideways. The blade killed five people.
The New York Times reported: “Whirling like a giant boomerang, the blade struck four people on the roof-top landing pad, killing three instantly, then plunged over the skyscraper’s west parapet. About halfway down the gray tower, the blade crashed into a window and broke in two. One piece of the blade continued to fall, whirling onto Madison Avenue and killing a woman.”
The roof of the Pan Am Building (now the MetLife Building), an 808-foot-tall building situated between Grand Central Terminal and the New York Central Building (Helmsley Building), was used as a helipad from 1965 to 1968, transporting passengers from Midtown to the Pan Am terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport. The helipad was reopened in February 1977, just three months before the accident.”

Hope we have better luck.


Thank you for that history lesson….from 1977…

B Dub

‘Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.’


All I’m saying is there’s a greater than 0% chance of there being an accident.
Here’s a market solution.
The city requires the developer/condo association to get liability insurance coverage in some amount, say 10 million dollars.
If the one year premium is $1,000 the insurer is saying there is less than a 1 in 10,000 chance of their having to pay over that year.
A $10,000 premium would be a 1 in 1,000 chance, etc.
If the city deems that an acceptable risk, they can grant the permit contingent on the association maintaining that coverage.


Cmon…. this is not Sao Paolo Brazil 😀


where do you fly to with a helicopter in Miami? The airport is 15 min away by car…suggestions welcome!


Well…you travel coach but they fly in private jets and they don’t land at MIA

G Money

You fly to your yacht

Fly Boy

If you are an aviation entrepreneurial individual who prefers to live in the city but needs to commute to one of the emerging aerospace companies in Melbourne….


your yacht, anchored in Biscayne Bay.