Additional Information about The Empire World Towers
Empire World Towers Miami address: 330 Biscayne Blvd.,
The Empire World Tower were
originally proposed to rise 1,200 feet (366 m) and 106
stories. At the time of their proposal, there was
speculation that the towers would become the tallest
all-residential buildings in the world upon completion.
At the original proposed heights, the towers were also
poised to become the tallest buildings in the
Southeastern United States.
December 2007, the height of the towers was decreased to
1,022 feet (312 m). While an official statement giving
the reason for the downsizing has not yet been released
by the Miami Planning Commission, it is probable that
the height decrease may have been brought on due to the
concerns raised by the Federal Aviation Administration
about the proposed buildings' heights. There was much
uncertainty about the towers' approval due to potential
interference with aviation traffic going into and coming
out of Miami International Airport. Final approval from
the City of Miami for the construction of the two
buildings at the new heights is pending.
February 28, 2008, the Miami City Commission will
consider Maclee Development's proposed Empire World
Towers, a pair of rounded residential cloud-busters that
would rise 93 stories over Biscayne Boulevard across
from Bayside Marketplace at a planned 1,049 feet (320
m).. The city's planning board has recommended approval.
Already approved by the commission: veteran Miami
developer Tibor Hollo's One Bayfront Plaza, a 1,008-foot
glass office tower resembling a twisting, billowing
mainsail set to be complete by 2015. The $1.8 billion
project, which also includes a shorter hotel tower,
would replace an existing 19-story high-rise at 100 S.
Biscayne Blvd., across from Bayfront Park.