Podium Cladding Installation Underway At One Thousand Museum (Updated)

Workers have begun to install podium cladding at One Thousand Museum, according to the Instagram feed of ODP Architects.

Construction on the Zaha Hadid-designed tower began 1,297 days ago, ODP wrote (that’s about 3 and a half years of construction).

What appears to be pre-fabricated panels were being lifted into place by a crane, along the Northeast 2nd Avenue facade.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Related and Melo, take notes because this and Okan Tower are how parking garages should look like when they’re a necessary evil.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why are they a necessary evil? I know you and everyone else who thinks like you, would like every building not to have a parking garage, for everyone to commute using public transportation, and probably wear a futuristic jumpsuit. That is a nice dream but in this reality and for the foreseeable future people will work in areas where the metro does not go and they will need to drive, thus requiring a parking garage regardless of how they look like or how much they annoy you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That design further cements the status of NE 2nd Ave as an alleyway in the city. Such a shame.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Uh, what?

Anonymous
2 years ago

The Metromover viaduct already did that years ago. I’d actually rather see NE 2nd Avenue as a relief street for cars, and make Biscayne Boulevard and Miami Avenue less busy and more walkable.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Agree

Anonymous
2 years ago

Alleyways are a necessity for service vehicles. Or do you prefer to have garbage trucks pick up the trash on Biscayne blvd. Have you seen the streets of NYC in the morning?

Anonymous
2 years ago

good

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very nice.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

Is the “exoskeleton” supposed to get cladding as well? It looks much heftier and shapely in the renderings.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s it. While the building has a nice design, it’s “exoskeleton” is mostly hype, as they are in reality standard perimeter columns at an angle in conjunction with a center core.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

Oh that’s just sad…cost, or just embellishment on the renderings by Hadid? It looks so flat. Not what I expected. I thought they might be waiting for main construction to end before they “dressed” it up.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s not hype. It is an exoskeleton holding up the building. What makes it unique is that the cladding remains on the exterior (that’s why they call it cladding) with cement poured inside and around rebar. Traditional construction removes the temporary forms (usually plywood or steel) after the concrete sets. We went through this before, please give it up.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

Lets take one thing at a time. First, you make it sound as if I have asked this 40 times. I have not. Secondly, I am neither an architect, engineer, or remotely associated with the construction business. The drawings looked as if the concrete cladding “with cement poured inside and around rebar” were not flat as they are now, but instead, rounder and heftier looking. As someone who does not understand about construction as you do, I merely wanted to know if something else was going to be added to make it look more like the drawings. I would like to apologize if my question irritated you…but I wont. Chill dude…life is too short.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Sorry, it wasn’t addressed to you. It was for “Anonymous” above you.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

Thank you.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Here’s a great PBS doc on the making of the “Scorpion Tower.” You can’t walk away from it without thinking the building uses an exoskeleton and that its construction pushed the envelope by trying things that had never been done before. http://bit.ly/2sGt7Nl

Tomas Possenti
2 years ago

https://www.instagram.com/p/BhKd8gPhEzn/?taken-by=odparchitects
Check out the Exo-Cladding you were asking about.

ILoveMiami
2 years ago

Thanks.