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Old Posted May 1, 2014, 3:44 PM
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Santander Bank Tower At 1401 Brickell Cut To Size After Feds Warn

Santander Bank’s planned office tower at 1401 Brickell Avenue has been reduced in height to 844 feet after the FAA warned that a previously approved height for a taller building could affect flights from MIA.

In 2010, the FAA had approved a tower at the site that would be built at 950 feet above ground level, and that approval was later extended for a year. The approval expired after Santander postponed construction due to the economic crisis in Europe (Santander is the largest bank in the Eurozone).

Last May, Santander filed a request with the FAA to once again approve a tower up to a height of 950 feet. The feds reviewed the request and warned Santander that the height exceeded obstruction standards. Subsequently, Santander agreed to reduce the height of the building to 844 feet above ground level ‘in the interest of aviation safety and in being a good neighbor’, according to a letter sent to the FAA.

The newly reduced 844-foot height was approved yesterday by the FAA and expires in October 2015.
April 30, 2014