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    Cwater is offline
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    New ER?

    Turned on the St. Jean feed that showcases Eden Roc and the old ER and saw lots of construction at 6.45 am. What time do they start working? I wonder what the guests of Eden Roc think of the noise. See you on the beach

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    elgreaux is online now
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    Re: New ER?

    Do you mean Eden Rock and the former Emeraude Plage? In any case work generally starts at 7am ...

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    Re: New ER?

    And the EP site is not going to be part of the ER
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    Re: New ER?

    They were there at 7:00am every morning this past week...we are up the hill....we heard nothing but there were more of the digger type machines than the banging ones..sure that will come...
    Steve and Aimee

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    Re: New ER?

    Thanks. Would be nice if they were done by July 2022.
    Quote Originally Posted by shihadehs View Post
    They were there at 7:00am every morning this past week...we are up the hill....we heard nothing but there were more of the digger type machines than the banging ones..sure that will come...

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    Re: New ER?

    Where does all the dirt and sand go from the excavation?

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    Re: New ER?

    We had a good view from our villa up the hill. There was a huge pile of sand adjacent to the pond on property across street from construction. They were also piling up huge white bags, not sure what was in the bags.
    Steve and Aimee

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    Re: New ER?

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    Steve and Aimee

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    Re: New ER?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cwater View Post
    Would be nice if they were done by July 2022.
    I was interested this week to hear that construction is being somewhat “fast tracked” by pre-fabrication of structural elements which then will be lifted / tilted into place. End of year 2022 appears to be targeted opening.

    Meanwhile, the site is a veritable “bee hive” of activity that materially disrupts traffic through St. Jean as VERY large trucks frequently pass in-&-out of its gates . . . most dramatically as the workday ends. When recently in the area on several occasions, for example, around 4:30 - 5 PM, the logjam of traffic has backed-up all the way up the hill headed toward Lorient.

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    Re: New ER?

    Is there a work stoppage at L’Etoile? Old EP?

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    cassidain is offline
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    Re: New ER?

    there's a page 2 article in yesterday's LJ about the project. it seems saint-barth essential's protests to the administrative tribunal have raised sufficient questions in the magistrate's mind regarding certain elements of the project that there is going to be further review of the legality of those elements and possibly requirement to modify the construction permit.
    wasn't clear to me from article if that decision entrained a work stoppage ???
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    Re: New ER?

    There is no work stoppage. One of the st-barth.com live webcams (available on youtube) shows equipment moving on the site.

    Last week and earlier this week there was so much activity that they had two flagmen in the road to expedite the exit/entry of trucks from/to the site.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkADOB9qWWc

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    Re: New ER?

    One resident clounted 100 truckloads of sand on the way to Anse de Cayes. That's a lot of trucks bearing a lot of sand, IMHO.
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    Re: New ER?

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    One resident clounted 100 truckloads of sand on the way to Anse de Cayes. That's a lot of trucks bearing a lot of sand, IMHO.
    I believe that work at the site currently is with respect to what will become the hotel’s underground parking garage . . . so, I expect that removal of a whole lot of sand will be needed.

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    Re: New ER?

    I wonder if this is the very Same architect who was used at Le Barthelemy and who thought underground parking next to the sea a keen idea?
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    Re: New ER?

    Miami’s most expensive, deepest underground garage now underway at the 47-story Una Residences in Brickell
    There’s never been an underground parking garage built like this anywhere in Miami.





    Una Residences in Brickell is getting a 100,000-square-foot, 236-car garage that reaches nearly 50 feet and three stories below sea level. The cost: $25 million for the garage alone – triple the expense of a normal garage, according contractor Civic Construction.
    The benefit of going underground will be seen in the aesthetics of finished product, developers say. A grand, double-height lobby with 20-foot-tall glass windows will overlook a pool deck set directly above Biscayne Bay – instead of being atop an ugly garage.
    Building a subterranean garage like this not only costs money, but also takes time. It will take around a year and a half to build, and it won’t be until late 2021 when ground-level vertical construction begins, even though groundbreaking took place earlier this year.
    The garage is now being built by the building’s general contractor, a joint venture between Civic Construction and Ant Yapi U.S.
    The plan to build the massive watertight concrete box deep underground requires highly advanced technology and equipment, they say.
    Workers will drill 800 holes 50 feet deep into the ground and then fill them with concrete and water. The interlocking pillars create a cement block that is hollowed out to build the garage.
    Following the building’s groundbreaking earlier this year, the construction team embarked on the deep-soil-mixing construction process to create a giant waterproof “bathtub” that protects the building’s concrete mat above the tub from groundwater and forms the base of the garage. Engineers are now using a state-of-the-art, 10-foot high-torque drill to create the bathtub by digging into the site’s crushed limestone, while simultaneously injecting cement slurry into the ground and blending it with the limestone rock and sand. This process changes the composition of the soil, creating a support system for the bathtub’s walls and floor while ultimately reducing waterflow and permeability to allow for excavation of the site.
    Once the soil mixing process and tub is complete in early 2021, the construction team will begin drilling piles 135 feet deep into the ground to support the tower, and to hold down the floor of the tub during construction. The loose-mix soil inside of the tub will then be mass excavated – a three-month-long process – to reveal the new, waterproof underground form. Once the site is excavated, the building’s steel mat foundation will then be constructed followed by a massive concrete foundation pour. Once the three levels of vertical columns are completed in the underground basement, ground-level vertical construction will then commence, estimated to take place in late 2021. From there, the tower’s rise will move at a fairly quick pace, accelerating approximately one level a week through top off of the 47th floor in late 2022.
    “OKO Group has extensive experience with subterranean construction, with our firm’s Capital City mixed-use development in Moscow encompassing a six-level garage for over 2,000 vehicles built 72 feet deep underground adjacent to the Moscow River,” said Ahmet Oktay Cini, Chief Operating Officer of OKO Group. “When conceptualizing the design for Una Residences in Miami, we envisioned a similar urban-style, efficient tower that would maximize as much space as possible for the use of residents and showcase the site’s waterfront views. The result was a modern condo tower without a parking podium, meaning more square footage for luxury amenities and residences.”
    The tower will eventually top off at 579 feet above ground. It is being designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill architects.
    A total of 135 condos are being built, priced from $2 million to $7.4 million, with penthouses up to $21.6 million. Completion is scheduled for 2023.




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    Re: New ER?

    seems to be remarkable engineering and technology that allows such commonsense-twisting feats to become a reality.
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    Re: New ER?

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    I wonder if this is the very Same architect who was used at Le Barthelemy and who thought underground parking next to the sea a keen idea?
    I think, Amy, that it may be the same guy! I suspect, however, that they've learned that it's a bad idea to put electronic and mechanical equipment in the underground space!

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    Re: New ER?

    Gee, I hope so!
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