Florida is getting ready for the largest concrete pour in the state’s history. As states around the nation take on construction projects ranging from bridge building to apartment complex and more, states are beginning to see the true value in concrete. Florida is the latest state performing a concrete pour that breaks all records. Here’s what you need to know about Florida’s concrete pour.
Florida’s largest concrete pour will pave the way to a new tower with more than 150,000 square feet of office and retail space, focusing on medical offices. It will also feature a 2,000 space parking garage, 208 room hotel and more than 821 luxury apartments once finished. These projects are becoming more common as shared living and retail space become the norm in the construction industry, which is one of the reasons why these concrete pours become so much larger than life.
170 trucks will pour around 13,600 cubic yards of concrete for the foundation of the 83 story Panarama Tower. This will be in downtown Miami and will start on a Friday night and go for 30 hours straight potentially, which will make it the largest and longest concrete pour in state history. Police officers will help cordon off the area during the pour, ensuring the safety of construction workers and the public at large.
There have been several big concrete pours in Florida history, including the Trump Royal in 2006, the Porsche Design Tower in 2014 and the Santa Maria Condominiums in 1995.