Two tower cranes have now been installed at the One Brickell site, where an apartment tower is under construction.
The cranes will eventually reach heights of 551 feet and 598 feet above ground, according to an FAA filing.
A total of three towers are planned at the site, with one currently under construction.
The first tower now being built is planned to rise 44 stories and include 506 apartments. It is being funded with a $164 million construction loan.
The second tower, known as Baccarat Residences, is planned to rise 75 stories, or 848 feet. It will include around 352 condo units. Archaeological excavation has been taking place at that parcel.
The third tower is planned to rise 82 stories, or 879 feet, at 444 Brickell Avenue. An office building is currently on that parcel, and the Historic and Environmental Preservation Board is meeting today to consider a preliminary evaluation of local designation as an archaeological site. If designation is approved, it would likely require the developer to preserve and display findings, rather than completely block new construction, the Herald wrote.
The first crane being installed last week:
(photo: Kyle Merville)