Located on the site of a former parking garage, the 830 ft high Panorama Tower is set to be the tallest skyscraper on the East Coast outside of New York City when completed in 2017.
It is a substantial achievement for the Miami skyline, which underwent incredible transformations in density and height throughout the early 2000s but until now was not able to compete with New York or Chicago.
Early in 2015, the building’s foundation was completed with a massive concrete pour that lasted 23 hours, called for more than 170 trucks, and used 14 677 cubic yards of ready-mix concrete, making this the largest foundation concrete pour in the history of the state of Florida. No other project in Miami has come close to implementing such an extensive concrete pour. This huge effort was made possible by Cemex.
Cemex’s large fleet of trucks, 13 cement plants, hundreds of ready-mix quarries, and 46 strategic distribution terminals — made the company the clear choice for a project like the Panorama.
The Panorama’s 100 000 ft2 of office space will be designed for medical business, helping to grow Miami’s biotech and pharmaceutical sector. Its retail zone will comprise 50 000 ft2 and be dedicated to high-end brands.
The Panorama will hold a 208-room hotel. While the central location and proximity to the Miami Metromover will afford guests easy access to the rest of the city, they might not ever have to leave the Panorama’s grounds.
As construction continues on this much-anticipated tower, made possible by Cemex, downtown Miami is already looking ahead, planning more tall, mixed-use buildings.
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