Swire Applies Again For FAA Approval To Build 80-Story One Brickell City Centre Supertall

Swire Properties has once again submitted an application to the Federal Aviation Administration to build the 80-story One Brickell City Centre supertall tower.

According to the March 1 application, One Brickell City Centre is planned to rise 1,040 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level.

This FAA has approved the project twice before in 2015 and 2018, but the agency’s approval order expires if construction doesn’t get underway within a certain timeframe. The 2018 approval is set to expire in June 2022, even after an extension was granted.

The 1,049-foot height of the tower is the tallest that the FAA has ever approved in Miami, and the maximum that is permitted by aviation authorities in the city. There are other supertall towers planned in Miami at that exact height, including the Waldorf Astoria.

One Brickell City Centre will be located on Brickell Avenue and will have 1,967,000 gross square feet, according to a Swire investor presentation.

In a report to Swire investors last month, One Brickell City Centre is listed as a future development under planning, with a completion date still to be determined. The project has been listed that way in Swire’s earnings reports for years.

Swire acquired the site and announced plans for the supertall in 2013.

In 2018, Swire president Kieran Bowers said designing the project was complicated and the timing for it was not yet right. Miami’s real estate market has strengthened significantly since that time, but Hong Kong-based Swire’s stock price is lower than it was then.

 

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Still teasing me with this tower year after year

Anonymous
6 months ago

Hopefully they learned that they missed the boat and lost many potential tenants to 830 Brickell. Time to get construction going!

Anonymous
6 months ago

I think the majority of the building is going to be condo. I heard they’re going to partner with another large developer down here for sales

Anonymous
6 months ago

Office condos would be great, love those.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Swire is facing tremendous financial strains due to Hong Kong and what’s happening there….Cathay pacific is near collapse and swire may end up selling this brickell parcel with the FAA approval in hand

Anonymous
6 months ago

Didn’t know City Center was Chinese owned.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Swire is HK based.

Anonymous
6 months ago

which is basically China now…

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

I’ll buy them out

Anonymous
6 months ago

What a beauty!

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Yay!

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

We need more traditional architecture skyscrapers

Anonymous
6 months ago

Truly a world-class development. Impressive.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They probably will submit a new FAA request in 2025, 2028, 2031, 2034, 2037, etc.

Anonymous
6 months ago

One biscayne isn’t built yet why would this get built

Anonymous
6 months ago

“Swire president Kieran Bowers said designing the project was complicated”

Hahahahahaha… it was complicated to design?

Excuse me but I have to agree now with that guy about cereal boxes buildings because if this isn’t a cereal box with a hole in it, then I don’t know what is…

NYC Transplant
6 months ago

At least they turned it a few degrees on its axis. 🙂

Anonymous
6 months ago

Nothing more than a permitting exercise

Anonymous
6 months ago

What a shame. This probably won’t get started for another 5 years

Anonymous
6 months ago

Not ONE of the so called SUPERTALL buildings have applied for a building permit. Why would this one be any different.?

Anonymous
6 months ago

The developers of these super tall proposals all appear to be playing a game of “chicken “.

Shawn Kouri
6 months ago

Just start construction already

peej
6 months ago

Construction? DON’T WE NEED MORE RENDERINGS!?!?

Melo is sigma and chad
6 months ago

Just build it already

Anonymous
6 months ago

Ok, I’ll let them know! Thanks

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’ll believe it when I see shovels in the ground, and by then, hopefully it will be better architecture with curves, articulation, a crown and/or spire.

Stavi
6 months ago

As many others have said on here, this towers design is at best a “meh”. The bottom 10% is ok but from there on up the design is nothing special at all. At this point though I just want them to fill that empty lot with something.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The bottom 25% of the building is great. Entrance/pedestal all great. But from after the glass part on up and it just looks like another Miami condo tower and not an actual office tower. It’s still better than nothing.

???
6 months ago

Complicated to build? It’s just a box what’s so complicated about it?

Anonymous
6 months ago

The bottom part of the building looks nice. The rest of it? Meh.

AbyNormal
6 months ago

Swire in partnership with another “Powerhouse” developer. TBA

Elpit Onaso
6 months ago

I think it’s gonna look crappy in person

Anonymous
6 months ago

This corner need a iconic office building to host great companies.

Joby
6 months ago

Keep going taller and taller!

Anonymous
6 months ago

what for?

wanderer34
6 months ago

If that was the case, and the city of Miami and the state of Florida was allowed to shift the flight patterns away from DT Miami, then we could see supertalls as high as 2000 ft tall in Miami. I’m still wondering why the powers that be don’t think this way as opposed to allowing the FAA to dictate how the flight patterns go.

wanderer34
6 months ago

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Miami#Approved_and_proposed

According to Wikipedia, there’s supposed to be 6 Supertall towers that have been already proposed, with one already being built (Waldorf Astoria) in DT Miami. You would think that the powers that be would’ve shifted the flight paths away from DT Miami to Edgewater/Wynwood, where there’s mostly low to midrises as opposed to allowing the FAA to fly over DT Miami.