Panorama Tower Crane Approved At 1,049 Feet, Lower Than Requested

Panorama Tower’s crane will be slightly shorter than contractors had been hoping for.

Contractors for the tower had requested FAA permission for the crane to reach a height of 1,060 feet above ground, or 1,065 feet above sea level. The agency issued a ruling last week stating that the cranes would present a hazard to air navigation at that height.

Instead, the crane will be permitted to rise 1,044 feet above ground, or 1,049 above sea level. The FAA has approved multiple permanent structures around downtown Miami at that height.

Panorama Tower is under construction, and will top off at 868 feet above ground or 876 feet above sea level. The planned of the tower was increased after construction began, leading to the new application for a taller crane.

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Just finish the damn thing already so we can finally have a new tower above 789 ft.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I know but unfortunately it’s only about 8 stories taller than the tallest tower.
10 stories taller would make it significant.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Finish the damn thing already so Hollo can focus on OBP.

Dave
4 years ago

Stick the damn airport out in the ocean and get on with the skyline.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Gat damn FAA we cant even have a damn crane at a certain high? BULLSHIT!!!

Anonymous
4 years ago

Although we should consider ourselves lucky that the FAA has given us a few exceptions for height, there is no way a crane at 1,065 ft can pose a problem to aviation. By the time planes reach downtown they are over 4000 ft high and most of them hover north of downtown anyway

Anonono
4 years ago

Incredibly incorrect statement.

The Lufthansa A380 flew directly over Gov’t Center last evening and was at around 2,100 feet above ground. Check flightaware if you don’t believe me.

IloveMiami
4 years ago

No matter how often I come across it, I am still amused by the trivial BS that you guys bother with. Who gives a rat’s behind if its 2100 or 4000 feet, or if the stupid crane got approved for 1,060 or 1,049 feet? My God, I bet you guys are single and in your late 20s or early 30s. Gotta be. No one 45+ eats so much s#it over something so meaningless. Add something constructive to the conversation boys.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I love this comment! Best I’ve ever read on this site. Lol so true!

Anonymous
4 years ago

FAA probably directed them to fly at that height last night so they can justify their dubious limitations.

Anonymous
4 years ago

the problem occurs when the A380 has a failure on one of the engines right after take off which reduces the rate of climb considerably

Tallaman
4 years ago

1,060 feet is too high but 1,044 feet is OK? What foolishness. The FAA is simply trying to justify their existence and are wasting taxpayer’s money in the process. Sixteen feet is really going to make any difference? FAA = An impediment to productivity.