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.