"With the future of Ocean Tower in serious question, we release you from your purchase agreement and plan to immediately return your earnest money," the letter read. The use of expandable clay, which compresses when weight is applied to it, compounded the issue and allowed the parking garage to remain relatively unsettled compared to the tower itself. The concession stands sold coffee and breakfast tacos. Final Vote On $5 Billion Funding For Miami International Airport Expansion Set For Next Week, Another Transit Oriented Development Near Metrorail: Shoma Proposes 391 Apartments At Bird Road, Including Micro-Units, 20 New Miami Towers That Will Be Rising Vertically In 2020, Mana Backed ‘Save Wynwood’ Petition Gets 37K Signatures; BID Says He Is A Billionaire Who Wants To Build A Trade Hub There, Not All Travel From Europe To Miami Banned Due To Coronavirus: MIA Added The List Of Airports That Americans Can Fly To (Updated), Terra Partnering On Target-Anchored Block 55 In Overtown, Groundbreaking This Month, Block 45 Finalizes Utilities Deal For 616 Apartments, Along With Restaurant & Retail. Controlled Demolition Inc. takes on a hurricane-proofed tower to attempt a record-breaking drop. The long anticipated date for the implosion of Ocean Tower has been set for Sunday, Dec. 13th at approximately 9 a.m., according to a Town of South Padre Island press release. [1][2], The Ocean Tower project was developed by Coastal Constructors Southwest Ventures, a subsidiary of Zachry Construction. Leaning condos on South Padre Island to be demolished "There was really not a … An Engineer’s Nightmare – Ocean Tower, South Padre Island, Leaning condos on South Padre Island to be demolished, Faulty Tower’s Implosion Will Set New Height Record, Zachry company building luxury high-rise on South Padre Island (pdf), Alice Donahue Real Estate, South Padre Island Texas, South Padre Island’s Ocean Tower to be demolished and recycled. [4], The location was to have allowed the residences to have views across the Gulf of Mexico and the Laguna Madre. Pier supports in the shifty clay more than 100 feet underground began buckling, stressing beams and columns. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. By the time the developer decided to demolish it, Ocean Tower was a looming eyesore. It was designed as a 31-story luxury high-rise featuring 147 residences, a gym, swimming pools, spa, and a media room. Demolition was a difficult decision, said Michael Caddell, a lawyer for Ocean Tower. Ocean Tower condominium was expected to be the highest structure of luxury living in the Rio Grande but instead dubbed the ‘leaning tower of South Padre’ because parts of it have sunk almost 16 inches, cracking beams and columns. Jeff Coyle, the San Antonio-based spokesman for Ocean Tower, said most of the building materials, including steel, concrete, windows, and fixtures such as flooring and bathtubs, … The news broke on November 4, 2008, with a letter to investors: We are deeply disappointed to report that the construction of Ocean Tower, which was suspended in May, has been terminated with no immediate prospects for completion. Not to mention that the developer hired a contractor who had never built a high-rise. Zachry company building luxury high-rise on South Padre Island (pdf) So began the wonderful pitch for the doomed Ocean Tower on South Padre Island in Texas. Leaning South Padre tower turned into 55,000 tons of debris, https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Leaning-South-Padre-tower-turned-into-55-000-tons-626882.php, S.A. police ID body of teen found in burning car on West Side, 2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests, 155 new cases, no new COVID-19 deaths in Bexar County, Hawks to hire Spurs staffer as assistant GM, 6 SAPD officers fired at suspect killed in burglary call, San Antonio and Datum Engineering, Inc. of Austin, Boys and Girls Club of Lower Laguna Madre, SAPD: Man shot, killed after confrontation with police, People, please don't throw your masks away, Man killed outside Far West Side pharmacy, Bear cub killed at Big Bend National Park, Somerset Bulldogs coach Detmer dies at 76, Citations: Manager says people removed social distancing signs, Massive genetic study shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread, New Braunfels made Money’s list of the best places to live. Preliminary evaluation showed that the tower’s core had sunk 14 to 16 inches, while the attached parking lot had shifted less than half that distance. "If I could, I would have put a banner there that would say 'the end of the bad economy,'" he said. Also known as: Faulty Towers, or The Leaning Tower of South Padre Island.