Jamaica Tower Project Starts to Take Shape
With new floors now starting to accumulate quickly at the Archer Towers project in Jamaica, the 24-story, mixed-use tower is beginning to take form. Around the time of our previous update, approximately 2-3 levels of the concrete superstructure had been raised. Since then, the project has nearly doubled in height. At this pace, construction is progressing at a rate of roughly one floor per week.
Concrete deliveries have been arriving constantly during this stage of the build, and the two pumps installed on the roof have been working overtime. For this project, molds are being used instead of slip forming because of the irregularly shaped floor plans. One of the most obvious additions to the structure is a yellow metal protective lattice that now adorns the side of the superstructure. This may be an indication that on the other side, workers are starting to frame the walls that will eventually anchor the facade.
Developed by BRP Companies, Archer Towers will contain housing units. Totaling over sqft, it will also have room for parking spaces, and 20,000 sqft of amenity space. The project was originally estimated to finish by the summer of this year, but due to COVID-19 delaying the start of construction, it's likely that the build will continue through next year, and into 2023.