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Santander Bank gets FAA approval for new tower height

Permission to build at 844 feet expires next year
May 01, 2014 03:45PM


Rendering of 1407 Brickell Avenue

In response to a Federal Aviation Administration warning that the approved height of a planned condominium tower would disrupt flights, Santander Bank shrunk the size of the project.

The height of an office tower at 1401 Brickell Avenue has been dropped from 950 feet to 844 feet. The FAA signed off on the request for 950 feet in 2010, but construction delays led to the expiration of the approval. Santander Bank resubmitted the request in May 2013, but the FAA has since said that the proposed height would violate obstruction standards, exMiami reported.

The FAA has approved the revised height of 844 feet on Tuesday. That approval expires October 2015, exMiami said. [exMiami]Mark Maurer