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DANGER? Old Condo Buildings Line Boca Raton Beaches

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Our Records Search Reveals Beach Front Condos Dating Back To The 1960s And The Lyndon B. Johnson Presidency.

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Champlain Towers South, courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.

BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — Several condominium high rises along the beach in Boca Raton are in the age range of the Champlain Condo Tower that collapsed in Surfside.

There is no indication that these buildings are in danger, and we are not suggesting that they have failed inspections. The information is generated from public records on file with Palm Beach County.

If nothing else, however, the data shows that everything that appears sparkly and new in and around Boca Raton may not be sparkly and new. At least one Boca building dates back to when Lyndon B. Johnson was President of the United States.

Lyndon B. Johnson was President when one Boca Raton condo was built.

Among the aging buildings identified in our records analysis:

La Fontana at 2003 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1981.

The Brighton at 2000 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1979.

Ocean Reef Towers at 2066 North Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1973.

Parker Highland East Condominium, at 4605 South Ocean Blvd. in Highland Beach. Built 1981.

Boca Mar Condominium Apartments at 310 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1972.

Beresford Condominium at 350 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1977.

Chalfotne Condominiums at 500 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1975.

Cloister Beach Towers at 1200 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1966.

The Addison on the Ocean at 1400 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1985.

Stratford Arms at 2600 South Ocean Blvd. in Boca Raton. Built 1974.

It is entirely possible that some of these buildings have been completely renovated and structurally re-engineered. Public records are not immediately searchable for that specific data. However, as new reporting suggests a possible foundation issue led, at least in part, to the Champlain Tower disaster, anything less than a complete knockdown and rebuild of the aging Boca Raton buildings could suggest the potential for issues.

But we stress: there is no indication that any of the aging buildings listed above are in danger.

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