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Tower Crane at Sotovento is being used

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Thursday, January 09, 2020, 11:35 (51 days ago)

The tower crane that was installed at Sotovento in April 2019 moved this morning for the first time since it's installation!!!

It was being used to attempt to pick up a decent size piece of concrete that had been part of the roof of the north tower.

We still predict that if they keep working steadily like they are now, it will take them a year to remove the structure. At least....

Tower Crane at Sotovento is being used

by AyahCanada, Thursday, January 09, 2020, 13:29 (51 days ago) @ Talley Ho

I thought it was being built not demolished.!

Tower Crane at Sotovento is being used

by Ottawa Joe, Thursday, January 09, 2020, 14:23 (51 days ago) @ AyahCanada

We were staying next door and they were certainly demolishing the north tower by jack hammer and sledge hammer. It is a very slow process but given the location probably necessary. I stopped in and met Pat the sales person he explained the south tower is structurally sound and will have the first condos built. Aparently the present mayor bought one of the first condos. He also said that the next phase will have a hotel built on part of the demolition site affiliation still to be determined.

Tower Crane at Sotovento is being used

by opalnoir, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 08:07 (49 days ago) @ Ottawa Joe

The crane actually has been used for more than a week. There are usually about 5 guys, two with jackhammers, that are demolishing the building. Surprisingly enough I have seen real progress in the three weeks I have been here.
Word on the street is that Embarc has bought that portion of the property which if true, makes a lot of sense.

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Tower Crane at Sotovento is being used

by Talley Ho @, Playa la Ropa, Saturday, January 11, 2020, 17:31 (48 days ago) @ opalnoir

Talked to the source today. The Sotovento group is actively in discussion with at least two hotel groups and it is going to happen where the north tower currently is being demolished.

Nothing has been settled except that a hotel will be there, and who it will be is still to be determined.

The south tower will have two more stories added to the top, floors 9 and 10 as I recall. Once 12 new units are added right near or on the pool level the number of units will top out at 58. Most are already sold.

That's the latest, no time line was suggested, so we get to continue watching!