It was a historic day for The Bristol, with the much-anticipated groundbreaking event marking the official start of construction on the ultra-luxury waterfront condominium.
Over 150 guests attended the exclusive event, including West Palm Beach dignitaries and future Bristol residents.
Flagler Investors’ principal Al Adelson began the proceedings. Adelson spoke on the economic impact of the building, noting that of the hundreds of millions of dollars that will be spent on this project, “95 percent are being spent in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County and southern Florida.”
Adelson then introduced Flagler Investors’ principal Gene Golub, who spoke enthusiastically of The Bristol’s rising, stating “in about 27 months, we will enjoy, marvel, and some of us here will be living, in this truly iconic structure.”
West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio concluded the speaking portion, highlighting the importance of The Bristol and its role in the evolution of a new, more sophisticated West Palm Beach.
“The Bristol is going to generate more tax dollars for the City than the outlet mall,” stated Muoio, “but it’s not just about tax dollars, it’s about the people who will be living here and contributing to our city.”
Muoio also noted the many employment opportunities The Bristol will create, with roughly 600 workers taking part in constructing the tower.
The remarks were followed by the ceremonial groundbreaking, with Mayor Muoio striking the first shovel into the sand.
Though The Bristol has begun its rise 25 stories over Palm Beach Island, it’s not too late to claim your place in these exclusive residences. Visit TheBristolPalmBeach.com to schedule your private viewing at the Palm Beach Island Sales Gallery.