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Swire wants OK for record-breaking tower

City Centre developer proposes tallest skyscraper in Florida

February 27, 2014 10:30AM

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A rendering of Brickell City Centre

A rendering of Brickell City Centre

Swire Properties is the latest developer to seek approval for a skyscraper that would exceed 1,000 feet in Greater Downtown Miami.

The Brickell City Centre builder has submitted plans with the City of Miami for a 1,049-foot mixed-use tower on its Brickell Avenue land. Commissioners are expected to review the proposal during today’s meeting, the Miami Herald reported. If approved by commissioners and the Federal Aviation Administration, Swire’s tower would be the tallest in the state.

In downtown Miami, Tibor Hollo has FAA approval for a 1,010-foot tower on Biscayne Boulevard. Hollo told the Herald he doubts Swire would secure the same for a building directly on Brickell Avenue.

Developer Jeffrey Berkowitz has approvals to build a 1,000-foot observation tower called SkyRise Miami on a downtown site owned by Bayside Marketplace. [Miami Herald]Eric Kalis

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