Icon Brickell Pool Could Be Closed For A Year, Arquitectonica Sued

The pool and surrounding deck at Icon Brickell may need to close for over a year for repairs, the Herald is reporting.

The architect and contractor for the 1,650-unit complex are facing legal action over the issues. Both Arquitectonica and John Moriarty & Associates are being sued.

Residents and workers say that the the pool is leaking into the garage below. The lack of a slip-resistant deck means that the danger of falling is constant (also a problem at the complex’s driveways.)

A separate lawsuit pending against against Arquitectonica and John Moriarty brought by the insurer of the Viceroy hotel tower alleges faulty plumbing work in the interior of that tower, records show.

 

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Marc305
5 years ago

I am glad and surprised to see this article on The Next Miami. Icon is a very expensive building to purchase and to rent in, and the residents expect to have amenities that justify such a high premium. One year in repairs is simply unacceptable. Just to put things into perspective the Empire State Building in NYC was built in just over a year (410 days to be exact) and that was in the 1930’s. How can one pool take as long 80 years later? That is just ridiculous! The residents have every right to sue Architectonica, I know I would be if I lived there.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Of course this is the type of buildings that Related turns over. Just like upcoming SLS, SLS Lux, Brickell Heights, One Brickell… Always the same horrible quality.

Anonymous
5 years ago

and the same paper thin walls as non ‘luxury’ buildings.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

To be fair, the mandated standard for sound isolation between units is fairly low. Some go beyond, seems like FECR gets a lot of flac for low quality walls. It’s a shame, because the buildings are packed to the gills with enough concrete and mass to silence a rock concert, but it’s all designed to be only where needed for the structure. So, private co loving real estate fanboys, want better q.o.l. units? More government regulation 😉

Anonymous
5 years ago

im glad they meet gov’t regulations. that should be the absolute floor of quality. it should be about the customer experience. FECR…. dont even get me started.

Anonymous
5 years ago

i remember when i was but a young lad, not even in the real estate world, and i was visiting a friend at the icon circa 2010 – a french man sucking down a cigarette turned to me while we waited at the valet. “First time i’ve been to these units since i’ve bought them. have you ever seen a shittier building in your life. i’m very disappointed.” At the time I didn’t know any better and thought he was being a snob, but alas, I’ve learned.

Anonymous
5 years ago

I believe the developer has the responsibility to oversee and be on top of the companies they hire and not cut corners. When something like this happens its because the Developer’s is not doing their job by obligating the companies to meet their standards. Unless they don’t care about standards and just want to get it over with and move on to the next building.

Anonymous
5 years ago

miami is full of lazy crooks. someone ask the city mayor and commissioners why south side park has been closed for over 6 months? there is never a soul working on it. in a real city like boston or nyc, the park would be resodded or whatever in a week or less.

Anon-e-mouse
5 years ago

FYI to any anybody who lives in a building with a pool. It will leak. Even concrete pools leak. Concrete has holes and water will eventually find a way. Also anytime there is any problem the first to be sued is the Architect, until they figure the reason for the mistake. Also if the pool is leaking after 10 years it can’t be that bad. 1 year after construction is bad. 10 is a long time.