started it’s construction in March 2008. Now, 24 months and over 133,000 cubic yards of poured concrete later, South Florida’s most fashionable new oceanfront address has started the official topping off of all three towers as another major milestone in the development of what some estimate to be the largest residential-resort destination currently under construction in the United States.
The completion of vertical construction is an important achievement for every development, and for a project of this scale, it is especially meaningful. I am also pleased to share that we have commissioned renowned Miami artist Carlos Betancourt to create an original work of art in honor of this magnificent milestone.
In the midst of the excitement over the completion of vertical construction at this stunning seaside landmark, progress continues at The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort. Windows and sliding glass doors have been installed in the hotel and St Regis North Residential towers, with installation currently underway in the South tower. Hot water heaters are also in place in the hotel and North Residential tower, and rail installation for the elevators is underway. We have also been working with future condominium Residents on selecting finishes for their homes, and with that process now complete, we have started placing orders for cabinetry, countertops, appliances and other enhancements.