Bentley Residences Tower Planned With Glass To Withstand 175MPH Wind

The ultra-luxury 62-story Bentley Residences tower has been submitted to the city of Sunny Isles Beach for review, and plans show that it will be able to withstand powerful wind gusts.

The Bentley Residences is proposed to become the tallest beachfront tower ever built in the United States, at 745 feet above ground and 749 feet above sea level.

According to an engineering report submitted with the plans, the building is being designed for 175 MPH ultimate wind speed. It will also have a 115 mph “Serviceability Design.”

The tower itself will have a cylindrical shape, with glass that has been triangulated to appear diamond-like. A $300,000 mockup of the glass has already been built for testing.

The Bentley Residences is proposed to include:

  • 216 residential units
  • 821 parking spaces

Sunny Isles requires a minimum of 432 parking spaces for a building of this size (2 spaces per unit). At the Bentley, a car elevator will take drivers directly up to their units with private garages.

The developer plans to purchase transferrable development rights in order to increase the square footage, at a cost of $17 million.

The Sunny Isles Beach commission is scheduled to review the proposal at a meeting today.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2023, with a sales center to open in early 2022. Completion of the tower is expected in 2026.