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.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

If you don’t like noise don’t live in the city

Anonymous
2 years ago

wrong attitude

Anonymous
2 years ago

This isn’t typical city noise. This is a helicopter outside your window early on a weekend!

Sheesh! You people.

BTW OP prob lives in Kendall.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Is not ur window 🙂

Anonymous
2 years ago

lawyer

Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s why corporate businesses would do well in Miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Oh well……..

Miami Hurricane
2 years ago

Seen and heard helicopters used for this a half dozen times in Brickell and Downtown. Also woken up early on a Saturday to World Cup games, Metrorail, and wild chickens.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s 7am on a Sunday morning. Stfu.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That was an amazing thing to see!

Anonymous
2 years ago

50 yr old choppers carrying heavy cargo above densely populated area. What could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous
2 years ago

nothing

Anonymous
2 years ago

Reminds me of the morons out at FIU adjusting the bridge tension while the traffic was going under the bridge on 8th St.

Anonymous
2 years ago

hence, 7am sunday morning install…

Anonymous
2 years ago

50 year old passenger jets fly hundreds of people each every day? My 50 year old corvette runs perfectly.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Heck, the bridge near FIU was brand new and look what happened before it even opened.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The route was blocked by police, so no one could drive, walk, or bike through. It was also over office buildings (empty because it was Sunday) and not over residential buildings.

Also, done last Sunday morning because of ideal weather conditions: perfect visibility and absolutely no wind.

People who do this sort of thing for a living are not idiots, unlike some who comment here.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Very cool!

Flymia
2 years ago

A different helicopter company (small chopper) was doing this on President’s day too out of the church’s parking lot bring up new AC units to some buildings in Downtown and bringing down the old units to the parking lot.

Seen this happen three times now in the time I have been working in Brickell. Not that rare. Cool sight to see.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Those were for One Miami. (I know because I asked the crew.)

Anonymous
2 years ago

I think they underestimated how loud it was. I live across the street and my windows were shaking at 7am. I ran out onto my balcony, thinking something was wrong. Wish they had scheduled for a time other than 7am on a Sunday morning.

Anonymous
2 years ago

At 7AM last Sunday there was absolutely no wind – not so later in the morning. Also, many more drivers would have been inconvenienced if it had been done at brunch time.

William
2 years ago

This happens more often than people think. I lived at 1050 brickell back in 09 and they replaced the chiller in the building across from us with the same helicopter.

Anonymous
2 years ago

So you mean this is the best method to remove A/C’s.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Usually AC units units for highrise buildings are located on the rooftop, so yeah, this method is the fastest and most economical way to replace them.

Epale
2 years ago

I was at 1010 Brickell’s running track next door at the same time this was occurring, and the strength coming from those rotors above was incredible. It felt like a hurricane was right on top of you.

Anon
2 years ago

i live at 1050. it was pretty wild. i woke up because my dogs were startled but then everyone went back to bed.

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s like the opening to La Dolce Vita except Jesus has been replaced by an HVAC unit…La Dolce Ventilazione.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Automatically, this meme comes to my mind:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VR485DRyzAY

Anonymous
2 years ago

Wow

Anonymous
2 years ago

It beats dogs barking outside day and night in the latin american neighborhoods. Rude!