- Project Location: Miami Beach, Florida
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Carlyle Deco Hotel Condominium
Located on Ocean Drive in South Miami Beach lies the notorious and historically prominent structure: The Carlyle Deco Hotel Condominium (The Carlyle). The Carlyle is comprised of a restaurant on the first floor overlooking Ocean Drive and South Beach, a hotel on the second floor, and condominium units above. Constructed initially as both a stable structure and with iconic architecture, The Carlyle is considered a tremendous asset to the area by residents, tourists, and locals.
However, due to the fact the building was constructed in 1941, the building began to structural deteriorate due to The Carlyle’s age and being located near such a large body of saltwater. These unfortunate circumstances resulted in visible signs of deterioration along the terrace beam along the front of the property. Extreme concrete spalling and corrosion of rebar was observed and the structural integrity of The Carlyle had been comprised.
During the rehabilitation process, several challenges were encountered. The historical structure had to undergo concrete restoration of the affected concrete beam. While repairing the affected beam on the terrace and removing the dropdown ceilings, additional corrosion of steel channels and concrete spalling was observed on the interior vertical surface of the same beam. To make matters even more complicated, the previous construction team had done too much demolition and therefore. All of this was carried out carefully by all parties to solidify and preserve the structure to complete the restoration and 40 Year recertification process. The residents, tourists, and locals who have been to The Carlyle were grateful for all of the structural repairs and the rehabilitated historic structure was once again restored to being a highlight of South Beach.