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525 South Andrews Avenue. Designed by Dorsky + Yue International Architecture.

The FAA Grants Approvals For 491-Foot-Tall 525 South Andrews Avenue In Fort Lauderdale

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given clearance to 525 South Andrews Avenue, aka 525 Andrews, a 46-story mixed-use skyscraper planned for Downtown Fort Lauderdale. According to a new document recently posted to their website, the FAA has determined that “the structure would have no substantial adverse effect on the safe and efficient utilization of the navigable airspace by aircraft or on the operation of air navigation facilities.” The structure will now be allowed to rise 491-feet, or 498-feet above sea level, and is designed by  Dorsky + Yue International Architecture. Federal City Property Investors, LLC is the developer behind the project.

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Young Circle. Designed by Zyscovich Architects.

BTI Partners’ Twin 35-Story Towers Receive FAA Approval To Rise 416-Feet In Hollywood, Florida

Fort Lauderdale-based developer BTI Partners can now move forward with Hollywood Young Circle, two twin 35-story mixed-use towers proposed for 1701 East Young Circle in Hollywood, Florida. The Federal Aviation Administration has cleared the way for the project to rise 416-feet above sea level as of July 6, 2021 and deems the structures structure would have no substantial adverse effect on the safe and efficient utilization of the navigable airspace by aircraft or on the operation of air navigation facilities. The towers will feature designs from Zyscovich Architects, yielding a combined 1,906,796 square feet including 802 residential units, 112,297 square feet of retail space, and 72,054 square feet of office space.

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NATIIVO. Designed by Arquitectonica.

NATIIVO Prepares To Go Vertical As FAA Approves Two Tower Cranes For 601 NE 1st Avenue

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted approvals for the installation and use of four tower construction cranes at 601 Northeast 1st Avenue, the address for the upcoming NATIIVO, a 51-story, 588-foot-tall mixed-use skyscraper set to rise on the northeast corner of NE 1st Avenue and NE 6th Street in Downtown Miami. The tower is designed by Arquitectonica with interiors being handled by Urban Robot Associates, and developed by Sixth Street Miami Partners LLC which is owned by the Galbut Family. The tower is expected to yield 932,839 square feet of space and intends to service the home-sharing and short-term-rental industry.

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Waldorf Astoria Miami. Rendering courtesy of ArX Solutions USA LLC.

Envisioning The Future Supertalls Of The City Of Miami

In recent years, the city of Miami has seen an influx of proposals for supertall skyscrapers; this supertall is defined as a building reaching the height of 300 meters or greater, or a minimum of 984 feet. Various developers have put together elite teams of architects and engineers to bring the phenomenon to South Florida, yet as of today, none have been constructed. Skyscraper construction is no myth in the area as the city’s skyline is densely packed with hundreds of high rises, and perhaps even some that visually appear to come close to 300 meters, but a legitimate supertall has yet to come to fruition. This could be due to various factors, such as funding or engineering obstacles; maybe in the past the demand wasn’t there. But what we do know is that the FAA, the Federal Aviation Administration, has approved a handful of supertall skyscraper proposals. These are the most recently proposed and approved projects. 

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