Based on a late renovation report submitted to North Miami Beach City, the city has ordered a Crestview Tower condominium building unsafe and ordered the building to be removed and closed immediately, city manager Arthur H. Sore announced this evening.
The city ordered an immediate shutdown due to unsafe structural and electrical conditions following the tragic collapse of the Champlain Tower on Surfside last week, which began a review by North Miami Beach of all high-rise condo buildings above the five-story.
Crestview Towers submitted a January 11, 2021 reconstruction report, in which an engineer obtained by the Condo Association concluded that the 156-unit building was structurally and electrically unsafe.
The Crestview Towers were built in 1972, according to Surrey. According to Sori, the building should have been in the 40-year recognition process, but they did not comply.
“And that’s why we persuaded them to take their obligations forward and then when they submitted their report,” the city manager said, adding yesterday the city added a 30-day closure notice and the condor report was submitted to the city around 2 p.m.
According to the city manager, the report cites concrete and electrical problems.