Over 1000 Concrete Trucks Line Up For Foundation Pour At Estates at Acqualina, Set To Become Tallest In Sunny Isles

The “Great Cement Event” took place in Sunny Isles Beach this weekend, with 24,000 tons poured at the foundation for the south tower of the Estates at Acqualina.

It was one of the biggest residential pours in the history of the region, the developer said.

More than 1000 concrete trucks took part in the 17-hour event, which started on Friday December 14 at 9pm.

A second concrete pour for the North Tower will take place in early 2019.

The Estates at Acqualina is a $1.6 billion, twin-tower project with 245 ultra-luxury residences. Construction began in May 2018.

Each of the towers will become the tallest in Sunny Isles at around 700 feet above sea level, pending FAA approval.

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Think of all the resources that went into those 1000 truck loads of concrete all for a second, third or forth home that will be barely occupied.

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s a city managers dream. Think of all the tax dollars going into their coffers for part-time residents that will require minimal benefits. It should lower the burden and incresse services on the full time residents in the older homes and condos.

Anonymous
1 year ago

and pensions.

Transplant
1 year ago

lucky us

Anonymous
1 year ago

Its other peoples money, stop worrying about it and many will be rented out. Why are you on a development website complaining about development.

Anonymous
1 year ago

But Ugly is ugly.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Ugly is Icon Biscayne and Grand Paraiso. I wish we had something similar to this instead of those monstrosities.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Why on a development website?

Because not everyone who is interested in development is interested in exploiting the system for a profit. Some of us are concerned for the environment and done pretending that projects like this do anything but benefit the wealthy at the expense of everyone else in society.

Anonymous
1 year ago

?

Jesus
1 year ago

I agree with you. We need people to actually live in the area and add value to the city and county. Unfortunately money is everything and not the sustainability of the area.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oceanfront condos going for millions of dollars each are not the market for that. You are never going to get workforce housing in a freaking beach. Lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

You aren’t because as a society we value money over people. The city of Sunny Isles could (but never would) require low income beachfront housing in their zoning, and it would get built, especially if they subsidized it.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Please, I doubt 245 units of people is sorely needed in the city of Sunny Isles right now.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Y’all don’t worry more and more Russians on their way to Sunny Isles….lol

Anonymous
1 year ago

Plenty of mysterious funds getting poured into that concrete…

Anonymous
1 year ago

No longer Sunny Isles I will call it Shady Isles.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Beautiful buildings and nobody there —great no traffic issues

Anonymous
1 year ago

Whoever buys these expensive Condominiums, they buy for investment reasons. Most of the time no one’s living there they are back in their country living and only come to Sunny Isles 2 months out of the year.