Gilbane Reaches Successful Milestone at Azure Phase II Condominiums

The team along with more than 250 trade workers celebrated the topping out of the luxury condominium project located on the distinguished intracoastal waterway of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. 

Palm Beach, Florida – August 2017 – Gilbane Building Company, a national leader in construction management, celebrated the topping out of the Azure Condominium Phase II project. The project, an ultra-luxury condominium involved construction of 55 private-entry units in the main five-story building, which also includes covered parking as well as resident common areas on the ground floor with its own resident lobby and concierge desk.

Located on the intracoastal waterway with a semi-private yacht marina, the highly anticipated luxury condominium project is the second phase for developer Frankel Development. The two buildings are situated on 14 acres of waterfront property in Palm Beach Gardens.

Tom Frankel, president of Frankel Development, spoke to the crowd of workers at the jobsite, sharing his excitement for the success of the project and the construction progress made by the team. Mike Bird, senior project executive and area manager for Gilbane Building Company also congratulated the workers on their outstanding efforts and momentum of the project reaching this key milestone. More than 250 workers were on site for the barbecue lunch and raffle prize.

“Our teams have worked very hard to reach this milestone,” said Mike Bird. “This event recognizes the entire project team for the tremendous effort and gives us the opportunity to thank them for being part of building this magnificent project.”

The event, facilitated by Anthony Robison, project executive and active project manager on site, noted “We are very thankful for all the hard work put into this project by our trade partners to this point.  With some 330 days worked without a loss time accident, we are very proud of this team and their accomplishments.”

The project, designed by Glidden + Spina, is anticipated to complete summer of 2018.

About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has more than 50 office locations around the world and has been serving clients in Florida since 1972. For more information, visit

Alexandria Real Estate Equities, 270 Third Street Residential Tower

To power efficiency on Lean construction, Gilbane has invested in technology accelerators that were utilized to support the execution of this project and ensure aggressive schedule deadlines were achieved during record-breaking severe winter weather.

New High rise Residential tower in kendall square

Gilbane provided construction management services for the 105,000 square foot Residential Tower at 270 Third Street, in Kendall Square. The new nine-story tower encompasses 91-units and various amenities, including a pet spa, bicycle storage, retail and restaurant space with outdoor patio, and roof deck.

The site was extremely tight and logistically challenging.  The new tower was constructed to the sidewalks on three sides and is 30 feet from the adjacent building on the fourth side. Gilbane also managed the upgrade to the City’s surrounding infrastructure to support this new residential tower.

The residential tower is connected via an underground tunnel to the adjacent Alexandria Real Estate Equities 75-125 Third Street and includes an underground garage constructed by Gilbane.

Architects include DiMella Shaffer, Kleinfelder, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. and Payette Associates, Inc.

675 N. Highland Avenue Mixed-Use Development

The luxury mixed-use building will offer 125 high-end residential units and more than 12,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.

Located in the urban neighborhood of Poncey-Highland, the new development brings luxury residential Apartments and retail space

The new urban development offers 125 units of high-end residential apartments comprising of one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans and town home options. The mixed-use project includes 14,000 square feet of on-site, street-level retail, 7,000 square feet of office space and a 385-space concrete parking garage. Apartments are appointed with high-end finishes, such as 10’ to 11.5’ ceilings, quartz countertops in kitchens and baths, stainless steel appliances, and spacious balconies for every unit.

Amenities include a modern, heated outdoor pool with a lounging deck, fountain, bocce court, grill area, expansive club house and fitness center. The sustainable design features include Green Development Initiatives with energy-efficient windows, additional insulation, HVAC with internet-enabled thermostats and LED lighting and EV charging stations in the garage.

The high-profile project is located on N. Highland Avenue, a half block from Ponce de Leon Avenue in the popular Poncey-Highland neighborhood.

1000 Park Avenue

Signature high-rise residential tower located in the heart of the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta.

Coordination key in high-rise residential tower

The 27-story high-end residential tower features a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom units (ranging from 850 SF to 3,000 SF). The tower contains approximately 267 luxury apartment units and a three-story parking deck. Its high-end quality interiors feature pre-engineered wood plank flooring, ceramic tile tub surrounds, real wood European style cabinets with granite tops, under-mount stainless steel sinks and sleek and modern lighting fixtures throughout. Community amenities include:

  • Podium-level parking deck with private garage options
  • Private motor court for guest and resident access
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, residential club and a residential Sky Lounge on the 27th floor with a covered outdoor terrace and pool deck overlooking downtown Atlanta

The project, designed by Reese Vanderbilt & Associates, is located adjacent to the Phipps Plaza, the area’s premier, upscale shopping destination. The structure is a post-tensioned frame and neighbor with the Park Avenue and Park Regency Condominium projects Gilbane Building Company completed previously.

The Residences at Rodney Square in the Delaware Trust Building

The project team is believed to have used the highest free-standing crane in the United States, according to the tower crane company, Maxim. The crane stands 24 stories tall at approximately 400 feet.

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places

The renovation of the Delaware Trust Building complex was to create the renamed Residences at Rodney Square. The complex project consisted of the original south building, the two east and west wings and the black glass Hercules Tower. In order to allow more natural light into each apartment unit and to recreate the courtyard between the wings, the Hercules Tower was demolished to ground level. The building demolition required critical planning and consistent communication to avoid disturbing the surroundings of the historic district. After demolition took place, the Gilbane team worked to refurbish the remaining historical buildings and revitalize them to become a luxury apartment complex.

The renovated building includes residential units, parking spaces on three levels, retail, restaurants and an interior courtyard situated on the top level of the garage. The residential component includes a fitness center, Great Room and swimming pool. The residential units consist of studio apartments and two bedroom (with den) apartments. A luxury complex, residents enjoy a 24-hour concierge, located in downtown Wilmington within the historic downtown Rodney Square.


  • 2003 Safe Site Award for the Delaware Trust Building renovations
  • 2004 Best Commercial Project Award, GBCA
  • 2004 Construction Excellence Award, State of Delaware & Delaware Contractors Assoc.
  • 2005 Thomas & William Gilbane Award

Nemours Building Renovation

Worldwide communications and security systems kept online during renovations.

coordination supports Multiple Projects on the same site

Built in the 1930s and historically certifiable, the 13-story Nemours Building, located in downtown Wilmington was renovated to accommodate residential, retail and office space. Renovations of core and shell elements of the existing 725,000-SF building included interior demolition, elevator modernization, new core bathrooms and elevator lobbies, main lobby renovations and mechanical modifications. The exterior façade was also restored to provide a refreshed streetscape and include energy efficient windows into the design. Gilbane skillfully coordinated the multiple sector projects to ensure a seamless delivery.

The residential floors consist of 85 apartments that include a mix of studios, one bedroom and two bedroom units. The common floors add a community space to the development and consist of three different conference rooms, a great room with a TV, pool table, fitness center and laundry facilities. The building also boasts multiple unique amenities for residents and tenants to enjoy, including printing services, a bank, a specialty restaurant, hair salon, a credit union, Starbucks and a theatre.

118 Fulton Street

Adding to Gilbane’s collection of residential projects, 118 Fulton Street offers a new luxury residential tower option for lower Manhattan.

Creating new icons in Manhattan’s skyline

Gilbane has been engaged by developer, Carmel Partners to construct a 66-story residential tower in the Financial District. Towering 762-foot, the new development consists of 483 fully finished apartment rentals, including 97 affordable units and 12 penthouse units. The project also boasts two floors of retail space and three amenity levels, including a health club, terrace, 64th floor lounge, and rooftop terrace.

Adding to the iconic structures in the Financial District, this tall, slender skyscraper is completely enveloped in curtain wall with patterned glass, creating a striking glass facade to add to lower Manhattan’s skyline. Completion is expected in the summer of 2019.

Architects are Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel | SLCE Architects.

Park Residences of Lido Key

A coastal contemporary multi-unit condominium project located in Sarasota, Florida, on Lido Key, within walking distance of Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.

Multi-Family, Resort-Style Luxury Condominiums

This prestigious project, Park Residences, is a limited edition, multi-family luxury condominium project located on Lido Key in Southwest Florida. Gilbane provided construction management at-risk services for the new 87,000 SF, 18-unit residential project. Each unit contains spacious, three-bedroom, three-bath open floor plans. Some of the features include Italian cabinetry and flooring, quartz countertops, high-end plumbing fixtures, built-in balcony BBQ grills, and Viking appliances.  Parking is situated along with tropical landscaping and resort-style common area pool, cabanas, BBQ grilling area, and fire pit. The six penthouse units also include 3,000 SF finished roof terraces.

The project incorporated eco-friendly materials and a low-density and low-impact philosophy into the design and construction. The four-story post-tension concrete structure offers views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. The project was designed by award-winning DSDG Architects.

Hilton Americas Hotel

Gilbane served as Program Manager on this premier hotel convention destination

Modern, high-tech features define this project

Gilbane served as Program Manager for Downtown Houston’s most impressive hotel to date, the Hilton Americas-Houston. With 1,200 guest rooms, the city’s largest ballroom, luxurious spa facilities, trend-setting restaurants, and state-of-the-art technology, this new hotel is a premier convention destination.

Amongst numerous other amenities, the high-tech hotel boasts nearly 92,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the largest ballroom in the city at 40,000 square feet, an additional 26,000-square-foot junior ballroom, 30 meeting rooms, express elevators, wireless capabilities and high-speed Internet access in every room.

Modern, high-tech features are abundant throughout this project, especially in the meeting space. Each ballroom contains “Smart Walls” with built-in presentation screens in each section, professional show power lighting and audio connections controlled by LCD panels. In addition, all meeting rooms have in-room Ethernet connections and motorized presentation screens.

The hotel is conveniently connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center by a double-decker pedestrian skybridge. The convention center and hotel will also share a 1,600-car garage which will be linked to each building via separate skybridges. Gilbane built the George R. Brown Convention Center in 1987 and its expansion in 2003.

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

One-of-a-kind Hotel Design with Modern, Transparent Glass Tower

The Potawatomi Community recognized that adding a hotel to their casino property was key to transforming it into a true regional destination resort. To maximize future development opportunities, the casino is built on Potawatomi’s trust land, and the hotel is constructed on their adjacent non-trust property. Because the hotel site is flanked on two sides by the existing casino, the project team developed a flexible, long-term master plan that connects the hotel and casino through a grand three-story atrium, and in the future the casino can be expanded on the remaining trust land and seamlessly connect to the entire hotel.

The new 19-story, 350,000 SF casino hotel features 381 hotel rooms including 16, two bay suites and one Presidential Suite, 15,000 SF of meeting space to support the recently renovated 32,000 SF Expo Center, an outdoor patio roof deck, a new full service restaurant and kitchen, a coffee shop, a concierge lounge and back of house office and support areas. The project received LEED Gold certification. Regarding the hotel’s interior design, the lobby gives the feel of walking through a modern, stylized forest that features energy efficient, color kinetic light fixtures along the edges of custom “tree” columns and within the “leafy canopy” ceiling features.

The Potawatomi are environmentally conscientious and enthusiastically supported registering, designing and constructing the hotel to meet LEED requirements and incorporated eco-friendly products and practices during design, throughout construction and in daily hotel operations.