One Thousand Museum’s Exosekeleton Reduces The Need For Interior Columns, Allows 40-Foot Corner Balconies

One Thousand Museum is being built with an exoskeleton that has both aesthetic and structural benefits, according to the Herald.

The exoskeleton acts as bracing for the tower, allowing engineers to reduce the number of interior columns. That translates into better living space for residents.

Another benefit of this construction method is that it allows 40-foot balconies that jut out from the corners of the building.

The exoskeleton is made in Dubai of glass fiber-reinforced concrete. After 42 days on the seas, it arrives in Miami and prepped for installation. Once installed, concrete is poured inside (the exterior of the panels will remain unpainted.)

The developers say that the novel method hasn’t been used anywhere else “on this side of the world,” shaving six months off construction time. The tower passed the halfway mark in late February, and is scheduled for completion in 2018.

 

floorplan for unit 5301, asking $20.485M:

 

 

14 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Anonymous
4 years ago

A little piece of Dubai in Miami. Beautiful.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Literally

Polo
4 years ago

A masterpiece in the making

¯\\_(ツ)_/¯
4 years ago

The only building im truly looking forward to being completed. iconic.

Anonymous
4 years ago

You should take a look at Echo Brickell

peej
4 years ago

Such a great design!

Help me out though–I only count 6 bathrooms & 1 powder room. Are they trying to count the Master Bath twice?

ger
4 years ago

The master bath has toilets and sinks for each person so I think they are allowed to count them as two separate bathrooms.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Beautiful building ….. the only problem is the other 1000 building with those cheap advertisement on the windows….. make it look so low class…. they should enforce the condo association rules and not allow that kind of banners…..

Anonymous
4 years ago

Agree but won’t happen.

Anonymous
4 years ago

How are the other buildings next door?

Anonymous
4 years ago

The exoskeleton will maintain the concrete-looking color upon completion?

That\'s how wew roll
4 years ago

The closets for the regular bedrooms are quite tight for such a splendid floor plan.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Sorry, this is a fluff marketing piece. The dubai material is nothing but a fancy form for the concrete. Yes, this is difficult to build but in reality it is a standard concrete structure of columns and slabs being built.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Clearly you know nothing about the project or construction. Get informed then opine.