Two additional tower cranes have been approved for the Waldorf Astoria construction site, where a 100-story tower is being built.
Tower Crane #1 and Tower Crane #2 “would not constitute a substantial adverse effect on aeronautical
operations or procedures” because they will be temporary, the FAA wrote in an August 1 letter to Moriarty Construction.
The approved heights are 955 feet above ground level, or 966 feet above mean sea level. The contractor had initially proposed heights of 1,255 feet above ground for both cranes.
The FAA has already approved a permanent tower height for the Waldorf Astoria of 1,038 feet above ground, or 1,049 feet above sea level.