April 3, 2015
Contractors building the 62-story One Thousand Museum condo tower drilled to Miami-Dade County-record depths earlier this week to lay the foundation for the ultra-luxury downtown building, the project’s developers said.
Workers at the construction site on Biscayne Boulevard drilled two shafts into the earth — one at a depth of 177 feet, the other at 171 feet — for pilings that will support the 709-foot-high building. The rest of the tower’s 225 shafts went down 155 feet, the required depth for its height.
At 177ft it is Miami-Dade County’s deepest drill. The previous record for depth was 158 feet, held by the 60-story Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach.
Read more in The Miami Herald here.