Sikorsky Chopper Brought In For Sunday Morning Replacement Of Air Conditioner At Brickell Tower

A loud helicopter woke many Brickell residents earlier than usual yesterday, piercing the calm of a Sunday morning.

The helicopter was replacing an air conditioning unit at the 1050 and 1060 Brickell condo buildings, 47-story towers completed in 2008 with 576 units.

One resident of the building wrote on Reddit that their condo was shaking from the power of the helicopter, likening it to a minor earthquake they once experienced.

Some streets in the area were closed, another user wrote. Residents of a neighboring building were warned by their association to remove items from their balcony.

The helicopter is said to be a Sikorsky Skycrane, which was developed in the 1960s. It can lift up to 20,000 pounds.