Designed and built to withstand a Category 5 Hurricane, the property boasts infrastructure that would be discarded today as too expensive and over-engineered. But this was IBM, and there was no expense spared and the phrase "over-engineered" was not part of the designers' lexicon.
Poured Concrete Slab.
Pre-cast tees with concrete fill, pre-cast concrete, large freestanding cast concrete piers & steel frame with concrete tees.
- Exterior Walls:
Concrete block and a recent re-cladding of single story building with hurricane resistant panel, glass, and mullion system.
Flat deck roof with waterproof membrane cover, consisting of 3-ply & 4-ply asbestos membrane built-up with tar and gravel, over a steel and concrete decking. Roof was replaced in 2001.