Panorama Tower Is So Tall That Half Of Each Concrete Pour Lost In Pumps

Panorama Tower is now Florida’s tallest, but it hasn’t been easy to build.

According to the developers, simply pumping concrete to the top is a challenge. Five cubic yards, or the equivalent of half a truck, gets stuck in the pumping lines going from the ground floor to the top, because of the height, the developer told the SFBJ.

Panorama will include 821 apartment units, along with hotel, retail and medical office.

Rent for a one bedroom on the 85th floor will cost $4,200, compared to $2,500 for a similar unit on the 25th floor. 150 units have already been reserved.

Developer FECR had to take over construction of Panorama from the contractor due to personnel issues. Records show that the former contractor Tutor Perini filed a lien last month for $9,723,241.49.

 

 

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Anonymous

this is a problem for what reason….there are dozens of developers around the world building higher structures and i cant remember ever reading about them having similar issues….

Dunlap

You so right

Anonymous

For those wondering why you don’t see this problem in Dubai, New York and other places. Building regulations here are much more sturdier, to account for hurricanes. Building down here you need way more reinforced concrete.

Anonymous

i think the clogged lines story was to distract from the last bit… ” Developer FECR had to take over construction of Panorama from the contractor due to personnel issues. Records show that the former contractor Tutor Perrini filed a lien last month for $9,723,241.49.

Pierre Curtizo

Google Tutor Perini – one of the most feckless cost-cutters and unbidders in the US.

Anonymous

Buildings twice as tall are routinely built in the middle east and asia… some even 3x as tall…

suomynona

Yea, I don’t really get what they’re trying to say, either.

So it’s eventually going to completely clog the lines? They’re constantly having to shut down to clean or switch out the lines? How many truckfuls does it take to fill the line from the street to the top anyways?

Anonymous

Maybe they should ask NYC developers how they do it. Perhaps Miami needs bigger pumps.

Anonymous

It’s because those buildings are built properly, with steel.

Anonymous

Worlds tallest..under construction in ksa is concrete.

Anonymous

Steel only isn’t proper in hurricane country.

high rent forces you to have no car

wow…as if no one has ever built taller??

mondocondo

Key sentence in the article is that Tutor Perini was replace as the general contractor. Cheers.

Anonymous

The headline was written to grab your attention. I work in the concrete industry. Let me explain how it works. You pump the concrete through a hard line up to the placing boom. At the end of the pour the concrete in the line gets blown back down the line and into a mixer truck. They may waste 5 yards of concrete but the lines do not get ruined every day or every pour. Keep in mind that a typical deck pour for a project of this size is going to be about 500 yards of concrete. So roughly 1% waste in the lines.

Anonymous

Wow, seems like the developer’s calculations are off by a small 49%.

Anonymous

I’m sure PMG wouldn’t have this problem when they start building their 1000 ft buildings since their developers from NYC.

Ilovearchytectures

Who wants to pay 4,000$ for one bedroom apartment when you can rent a penthouse or get a mortgage of a house for the same amount!!!

With the developer that has the worst quality construction in Miami, example 1200 Brickell Bay Dr The Club at Brickell Bay !!!

Hope the building won’t collapse and ended up on the Plaza’s swiming pool like the windows during Irma

Anonymous

Where can you get a mortgage for that amount ? Property taxes alone may be around $1,000 a month

Anonymous

“With the developer that has the worst quality construction in Miami.” Not quite…

Anonymous

868 ft is not that tall….

Anonymous

You need to lay off the dope.

Anonymous

On a stairmaster it is.

Dunlap

Why isn’t it?

suomynona

Compared to “tall” buildings in other cities across the world? It wouldn’t make any “top” or “tallest” lists.

Rigo

Ver sistema de bombeo del khalifa,trabajos técnicos y sin tacañería