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PMG Applies To Build 1,049-Foot Skyscraper On Empire World Towers Site

PMG’s plan for the 300 Biscayne property calls for a tower that could be even taller than the Empire World Towers that was proposed for the site nearly a decade ago.

The developer has filed plans with the FAA to build a 1,049-foot (1,041 feet above ground level) tower. An additional two residential towers could also be coming to the site, behind the 1,049-foor tower (see below).

If approved at that height, it could become the tallest building in Miami, surpassing One Brickell City Centre by a foot. Both towers are proposed to reach 1,049 feet above sea level, but differences in elevation at the two sites means that PMG’s tower would be an extra foot above ground.

In 2008, the FAA approved Empire World Towers to be built at a height of 988 feet above ground, or 1,000 feet above sea level. That was reduced slightly from the 998-foot height that the developers had requested.

Next to the Empire World Towers site, a separate developer is working on plans for another tall tower called World Trade Center Of The Americas. That building is proposed to reach 953-feet above ground.

Update: According to an anonymous tipster, the 1,049-foot PMG tower will be directly on Biscayne Boulevard, next to the WTC tower (on the part of the property with a vacant 11-story office building and parking lot). On on acre behind those buildings, another two luxury multifamily towers are planned.

PMG will also be modifying the existing Empire World Towers MUSP, allowing for more lenient setback requirements than the neighboring WTC will be subject to.