You’ll Be Able To See The Bahamas From Brickell’s Panorama Tower

Tibor Hollo’s under-construction Panorama Tower will be tall enough that the lights of Bimini will be visible from the upper floors on clear nights, according to a representative of the developer.

While the project has FAA approval to build up to a height of 822-feet above ground (830-feet above sea level, down from an original proposal to go to 851-feet above sea level), the developer intends to go back to the FAA to get permission to go 849-feet above sea level.

A hotel brand is in the final stages of negotiations to manage the 208 hotel rooms that are being built. The majority of the project though, is being dedicated to residential use, with 821 apartment units.

Construction began last June and is slightly ahead of schedule.

 

(via Miami Today)

 

 

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Jacob
6 years ago

I call bullshit on this marketing talking point.

I’m no rocket surgeon, but a quick search shows that the farthest distance on a horizon, ignoring atmospheric refraction, is approximately d=~1.22xsqrt(h), where d is the distance in miles and h is the height above ground in feet.

Given an 851 ft. building, you would only be able to see about 35 or so miles out to sea, far short of the 57 miles to Bimini.

It would take a building just shorter than the Burj Khalifa to see the Bahamas from here.

Yet Another Anonymous
6 years ago

Well what you’re forgetting is that not only can you see light glowing that is beyond the horizon, and not only is Bimini a few miles less than that from Miami, the biggest factor you’re omitting is that Bimini itself has elevation and so do its lights and my calculus and geometry are pretty bad right now but from concepts I believe that 100 feet of elevation at point B (bimini) makes more of a difference than 100 more feet at point A.

Anonymous
4 years ago

and how do people still think the earth is flat

Anonymous
2 years ago

Not to mention also that there is the atmospheric refraction effect – light can bend as it passes through the atmosphere, as air density changes. Think of heat haze as an example. You can see the TV tower in Tallinn, Estonia, from across the Gulf of Finland in Helsinki for this reason. The distance would not allow for this to be possible without refraction of the lights on the TV tower as it travels through the air.

Anonymous
1 year ago

True. On a clear day, due to atmospheric refraction effect, when I use my Harbor Freight scope, I can actually look straight out and see the back of my head.

Marc305
6 years ago

I will be sure to write a reply once the building is finished and I can sneak up to the top floor and search for the Bimini lights… It does sound a little far fetched though.

Ed
6 years ago

Any marketing talking point to compensate for such a blah design. A shame it will be Miami’s tallest. Ugh!

ludwig
6 years ago

better than skyrise, if you ask me

XVS
6 years ago

Have to agree, unfortunately.

Obviously
6 years ago

I don’t see any building designs in the vicinity of this building that are way more architecturally impressive…do you Mr Ed?

Ed
6 years ago

Brickell Flatiron, Millicento, 1010 Brickell, Solitair, BrickellHouse, Citicentre, Echo, etc etc etc are ALL more attractive than this one. Even Brickell Heights, SLS Lux and the Bond which are pretty boring, still beat the design on Panorama.

Obviously
6 years ago

Wow…I can’t believe it! You, Ed, giving props to the architectural firm Arquitectonica?!!!

Makes one scratch his head….

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree with Ed. This design looks like a student architectural project in Second Year of Architecture School. Also, cantilevered balconies above a high floor are not good due to wind. (Four Seasons and Espirito Santo use recessed balconies that work much better.) My favorite part of the design are the 1970s retro 20′-0″ letters…. ” 1 1 0 1 “

Anonymous
3 years ago

Blah design? You think so? i think it looks great!

Anonymous
6 years ago

It can go much further than that, assuming you’re at the top of a mountain or the earth was flat. But from an 850 foot building, you’re not going to see much.

Anonymous
6 years ago

You will be able to see as far as the island of the Bahamas AND TO HEAR AS CLOSE AS YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, any one who lives or lived in one of Mrs Hollo buildings will agree!!!

Anonymous
6 years ago

DOes that mean from the top of the Four Seasons you can see the lights now? I mean from 789FT to 822FT were not talking a huge difference.

Felix
6 years ago

This is very TRUE “You will be able to see as far as the island of the Bahamas AND TO HEAR AS CLOSE AS YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR, any one who lives or lived in one of Mrs Hollo buildings will agree!!!” I have the opportunity and made the big mistake of temporary for now, until the lease expires to be one of Mr Hollo’s suffering tenants and yes this guy will save every penny possible on building inexpensive projects, my opinion is that he should be building for section 8 instead.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Unfortunately for the tenants and hotel guests this building has a rat problem due to workers not disposing of their lunch trash properly!!!

Obviously
6 years ago

Regardless of some people’s opinion, this is going to be one beautiful building.

Martim
6 years ago

I agree. Beautiful building, unlike some of the other Turds they are currently developing around the area.

DALE, what is your take on the matter?

My2Cents
6 years ago

…maybe through binoculars?( Did they specify )

Bill
6 years ago

Jacob, not with the intent on pissing on your scientific prowess but they state Bimini lights, street light can travel over over 15 miles line of sight, given optimal environment conditions and a new moon.

Anonymous
6 years ago

That sounds like being able to see Bimini on a clear night… not a clear day.

Jacob
6 years ago

It could travel much further than that, assuming you’re at the top of a mountain or the Earth was flat. But you’re not going to see much from an 850 foot building.

Marina Solo
5 years ago

Building is going to be a beautiful.