Despite opposition from area residents, Sunny Isles commissioners voted last week to approve twin 649-foot towers at 18801 Collins Avenue.
Developers Chateau Group and Fortune International are building a project with 431 condo units, 90 condo/hotel, and 60 hotel units. The two towers will be built to the maximum height permitted for the area, and is being built as of right.
One speaker at the meeting who claimed to be an engineer questioned the structural integrity of tall towers being built on the beach. She said that she watched engineers at Porsche Design Tower struggle to remove water from the foundation there, and said she feared that building would topple.
UNStudio and Trachtenberg architects are design consultants for the project.