Construction updates for three SoFla projects

Miami /
Aug.August 25, 2015 03:00 PM

As the end of 2015 grows closer, a bevy of new condo projects are breaking ground and going vertical. Check out this roundup of how some of South Florida’s biggest residential buildings are progressing.

One Thousand Museum, downtown Miami

A conga line of concrete trucks and construction workers poured the foundation of One Thousand Museum over the weekend.

The pour, which took place over 24 hours, set roughly 9,500 cubic yards of concrete over the project site at 1000 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami. About 1,000 concrete trucks were involved with the pour.

One Thousand Museum will be Zaha Hadid Architects’ first design in the western hemisphere.

Vertical construction for the 62-story condo tower is expected to begin soon. Workers broke Miami-Dade County drilling records in February when they set One Thousand’s foundation pilings. The extra depth is needed to offset the massive force from the tower’s height.

Prices for the building’s 83 units, which range in size from 4,600 square feet to 10,000 square feet, start at $5.5 million. The building is expected to open in 2017.

Paramount Fort Lauderdale

Workers set the foundation for Paramount Fort Lauderdale’s robotic garage last week, marking a milestone since construction began in December.

The 18-story condo tower will sit on roughly 34,200 cubic yards of concrete at 700 State Road A1A — the former site of Fort Lauderdale’s Howard Johnson’s hotel. So far, 70 percent of the building’s 95 units have been sold. Prices for the residences, which range in size from 1,910 square feet to 3,474 square feet, start at $1.2 million.

The project is being developed by Daniel Kodsi, who is also working on the Paramount Miami Worldcenter condo tower that’s being built alongside the massive Miami Worldcenter mixed-use project.

“We are thrilled to reach yet another milestone in delivering Paramount Fort Lauderdale Beach to the area and further contributing to Fort Lauderdale’s resurgence and the sophisticated oceanfront living options now available,” Kodsi said in a statement.

Construction is slated to wrap up between winter 2016 and early 2017.

Fendi Château, Surfside

The 12-story Fendi Chateau Residences in Surfside topped off last week, and developers celebrated the event by announcing a sales milestone.

The condo tower is a joint venture between developer Château Group and the luxury fashion brand Fendi. This is Fendi’s first foray into branding condo buildings, and the pair’s venture will come to fruition when the residences open in June 2016.

The project, located at 9365 Collins Avenue, will house 58 units that range in size from 3,300 square feet to 7,000 square feet. Roughly 80 percent of the units, which are priced from $6.5 million to $25 million, have been sold so far.

“The symbolic topping off of FENDI Château Residences marks a significant event for Château Group as we celebrate the first FENDI-branded condominium building in the world taking shape along the Miami waterfront,” said Manuel Grosskopf, chairman and CEO of Château Group, in a statement.


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