Following piling and excavation subterranean work, Elysee Miami, one of the tallest towers in Miami’s East Edgewater neighborhood, is ready to go vertical. On Friday, a crew of about 75 construction workers poured the foundation for the 57-story condominium project, this paving the way for vertical construction of the waterfront high rise.
The 100-unit project is being developed by Two Roads Development in partnership with entities managed by New York-based investment firm DW Partners. Delivery of the 648-foot tower is expected in 2020.
General contractor John Moriarty & Associates of Florida orchestrated the continuous 20-hour concrete pour at the project’s site along Biscayne Bay at 788 NE 23rd Street. CEMEX provided the concrete.
About 20 mixing trucks carrying 260 truckloads rotated in shifts to pour about 3,000 cubic yards of concrete weighing more than 5,000 tons into a massive excavated hole for the tower’s concrete mat. That structural element sits on top of nearly 300 pilings reaching depths up to about 150 feet below the ground’s surface.
Upscale High Rise
Residents will share access to Elysee’s 7th-floor amenity level, which is planned to include a resort-size lap pool with adjacent refreshment bar; outdoor summer kitchen and barbecue terrace; fitness center and yoga studio; spa with private sauna, steam and massage rooms; blow-dry bar; and children’s playroom.
Designed by architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia of Arquitectonica, Elysee’s three-tiered telescoping shape will provide direct 180-degree bay and city views from every residence. The tower’s interior designs are by Paris-based designer Jean-Louis Deniot, doing his first high-rise condo project in the U.S.
Priced from about $1.5 million to upwards of $10 million, Elysee’s half-floor and full-floor units range from three- to five-bedroom layouts between 2,300 square feet and 4,000 square feet.