Construction of the Panorama Tower in Brickell is kicking off with a record-breaking concrete pour.
Five construction companies will provide carpenters, iron workers, concrete trucks and management personnel for the foundation pour, which will begin on March 21 and will take a minimum of 22 hours to complete.
The 175 concrete trucks needed will run throughout the night, bringing a total of 13,000 cubic yards of concrete to form the building’s foundation — the largest pour in Florida’s history, the developers say.
When finished, the 83-story tower will be split between the 19-story podium and the slimmer 64-story residential portion. The podium will house a 2,000-space parking garage, 100,000 square feet of medical offices and 50,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space on the bottom two floors.
The residential floors will have 821 rental units.
Developer Florida East Coast Realty plans to complete Panorama by 2018, and recently received a $340 million construction loan to build the $800 million project. The building’s exterior was designed by Mosche Cosicher, and Zyscovich Architects is handling the interior design. — Sean Stewart-Muniz