Concrete trucks numbering 650 will arrive in downtown St. Pete this evening to begin a 20-to-24-hour nonstop foundation pour for the future Residences complex located at 400 Central. To fulfill the demand, four regional concrete plants will continually fill the trucks. Vertical construction will begin after the concrete cures. When completed, the tower will stand at 46 stories and hold the record as the tallest building on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
That's a lot of concrete!
The Tampa Bay Times reports that crews are expected to pour more than two million pounds of concrete, reinforced with more than five million pounds of steel. The job is said to be the largest concrete pour in the city’s history, second only to the construction of the St. Pete Pier.
General contractor for this project is Suffolk Construction, whose team has supervised drilling of 90 steel-reinforces pilings that sink 180 feet below the ground level.
Upon completion in early 2025, the building will house 301 luxury condominiums, a resort-style swimming pool, a fitness and wellness center, and an observation deck located on the top floor. 40,000 square feet of office and commercial space will also be available.
Additional details provided by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. The images above courtesy of Tampa Business Journal.
May 12, 2023