800px-Four_Seasons_Hotel_Miami_east_pool_deckThe 80-story Brickell City Centre would become the tallest building in the Southeast. It would be taller than any skyscraper in Miami, Atlanta or anywhere else in Dixie and one of the tallest buildings in the country.

The developer Swire Properties originally wanted to build the new skyscraper up to a height of 1,111 feet above sea level. However, after negotiation with the Federal Aviation Administration, the company settled for 1,049 feet. After studying the proposal for twenty months, the FAA finally approved the height of the new development and they said that it won’t endanger airplanes flying to and from Miami International Airport. Miami-Dade County’s Aviation Department is also expected to approve the building’s height. More »