Canadian real estate developer Great Gulf has broken ground on La Clara, a 25-storey residential building ready to rise in West Palm Beach, Florida. The highrise development on South Flagler Drive will hold 83 units ranging in size from 1,500 to over 4,000 square feet, starting from $2 million USD.

La Clara, image via Great Gulf

A number of special guests attended the celebratory affair last week, including West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio and Margaret Cullen, Trade Commissioner Consulate General of Canada. At the event, the Mayor spoke about the "need for a vibrant downtown," noting that the project will become one of the most prestigious communities in South Florida. Cullen illustrated the development as another example of the bustling trade relationship between Canada and Florida, which is heavily centred on tourism and real estate.

La Clara, image via Great Gulf

Designed by Siamak Hariri of Toronto's Hariri Pontarini Architects, the tower's design is a contemporary twist on Florida's ubiquitous modernism. Coupled with a neutral pale palette of white stucco, Roman travertine, coral stone, and granite with bronze highlights, the building's coastal location is referenced in every aspect of the design.

La Clara porte-cochère, image via Great Gulf

"We're excited to begin construction on La Clara with co-developer Terrace Mountain in one of Florida's most dynamic cities," said Niall Collins, Great Gulf President Residential. "Every detail has been carefully planned using innovative design to maximize space and natural light using the latest construction technology and craftsmanship. This will be a spectacular addition that will compliment West Palm Beach development by the waterfront."

La Clara, image via Great Gulf

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