At present time, the Four Seasons Hotel is the tallest building in all of Florida at 789 feet high, and until recently no other buildings were allowed to be taller than it because of regulations with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). According to the FAA, skyscrapers could not be taller than 800 feet but have recently lifted this ban in May of 2015 and plans for new tall buildings have been popping up. In this race to the top new construction plans are underway and the skyline of Miami will soon look very differently.
One Bayfront Plaza
One of the most impressive future skyscrapers, One Bayfront Plaza, is currently being constructed and is going to be the tallest building in the southeastern United States. Upon completion, the building will stand 1,005 tall and have a plethora of amenities within the space including offices, a hotel, a mall, and condominiums. Florida East Coast Realty is in charge of constructing the 80 floor skyscraper will dwarf the rest of the buildings in the Miami skyline. The plans are just below the FAA’s new height regulation that is put in place for the safety of aircrafts flying over the city.
Another skyscraper approved for construction is the Echo Brickell, which is expected to be completed sometime this year. The Echo Brickell building is located in Brickell, the financial hub of Miami, close to downtown and easily navigable to other parts of Miami. This building will be the home to professionals of Miami who want to experience the ultimate in luxurious living. These penthouses will not only offer exceptional views of the ocean and downtown, they are equipped with the best technology available.
Another skyscraper currently under construction is the SkyRise Miami Observation tower. Located in Biscayne Bay, this skyscraper will be a major entertainment attraction for tourists and residents alike. Daredevils will be able to bungee jump inside the tower or ride a free fall ride called SkyDrop. They are also planning on having this tower be a shopping destination with a variety of dining options and live music.