Hardly a “day at the beach”: Building an underground parking garage on the Atlantic shore

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The night after New Year’s Day, Ron Choron stood on 3,200 tons of steel rebar crisscrossing a cavernous hole dug about 50 feet underground in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla. Only a sliver of beach stood between Choron and the Atlantic Ocean, but the vice president of construction at Fortune International Group calmly watched a Suffolk Construction crew symphonically conduct the opening stanza of one of the largest concrete pours in South Florida’s history. Continue Reading ›