Worldcenter Foundation Pour Scheduled This Weekend After City Approves New Retail Plan

A massive foundation pour for Miami Worldcenter’s Paramount Tower is planned for this weekend, days after the city granted final approval for a plan for the developers to switch to outdoor retail from an enclosed mall.

The pour will take 30 hours, according to a fact sheet from broker Michael Light:

  • A 700-person work crew will work in 3 shifts over 30 hours.
  • Supermix Concrete, which is Florida’s largest independent producer of concrete products, will utilize 100 concrete trucks delivering 1,300 ten-cubic-yard loads each trip.
  • 120 yards of concrete poured every 6 minutes.
  • Approximately 13,000 cubic yards of concrete weighting 52,000,000 pounds will be poured into the massive excavated hole for the foundation: 32,000 sq/ft by 9 feet deep and 10,500 sq/ft by 6 feet deep.
  • Foundation measures 222 feet by 142 feet by 9 feet deep and 65 feet by 142 feet by 6 feet deep.
  • The foundation is supported by 431 Augercast pilings: 30 inches in diameter and 142 feet long.
  • Supermix Concrete will supply the concrete from 4 ready-mix plants located in Miami. Each plant has 2 batches.
  • Steel sheet piling was utilized to brace the soil.
  • 6 temporary wells drilled for dewatering system and more than 8 dewatering pumps have been working 24/7 for almost 5 months.
  • Coastal Tishman will place 4,800,000 pounds of high-strength reinforcing steel in the foundation.
  • 6 truck mounted concrete pumping booms located around the perimeter will place the concrete.
  • 300 drivers working in 3 shifts will be needed for the continuous pour which will run approximately 30 hours.

Last week, Miami’s Planning Department granted approval for modifications that will see the Worldcenter switch from an indoor mall to a high street retail scheme.