Developer Melo Group and its contractors reached a milestone this week at their twin-tower Downtown 5th construction project with one foundation now complete.
Images shared by shell contractor L&R Structural Corp. show that a 2,350 cubic yard foundation pour took place in the evening hours of Monday night into early Tuesday morning. In total, the pour lasted for seven hours.
For now, only the east tower foundation was poured, but work appears to be progressing on the west tower.
With the east tower foundation now in place, vertical construction is officially underway.
Three tower cranes are set to be installed at the site to assist with construction, with two cranes at heights of 550 feet above ground and a third at 591 feet.
The towers will eventually have a completed permanent height of 495 feet above ground. There will be 1,042 apartments and 12,506 square feet of retail between the two buildings, making it the biggest ever project by apartment count in Miami’s Central Business District.