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CEMEX builds foundations of iconic U.S. skyscrapers

Date published: May 8, 2016

CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced that CEMEX USA is contributing to the foundations of two of the tallest, most innovative skyscrapers in the U.S.: the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and the new Panorama Tower in Miami. From coast to coast, CEMEX USA is supplying more than 23,000 cubic yards (more than 17,500 cubic meters) of concrete for two of the largest mat pours in these cities.

“Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and these projects exemplify our commitment to providing top quality service and products for industry-leading projects,” said Ignacio Madridejos, President of CEMEX USA. “We are proud to contribute in the evolution of the nation’s skylines and to partner with some of the most renowned architects, developers, and suppliers in the world. These buildings need strong foundations, and those foundations start with CEMEX.”

On the West Coast, the Salesforce Tower will become the tallest building in San Francisco once its 61 floors are completed. For this 1.4 million square-foot (about 130,000 square meters) construction project, more than 130 ready-mix concrete trucks from CEMEX’s plants in the San Francisco region performed an 18-hour pour to supply 7,300 (around 5,500 cubic meters) of the approximately 12,000 cubic yards (over 9,100 cubic meters) of concrete required for the job. This marked the second-largest mat pour in the history of the city.

Sales Force Tower

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On the East Coast, CEMEX USA provided concrete for the foundation of Miami’s new Panorama Tower, an 83-story building that will become the tallest residential structure on the eastern seaboard south of New York City. For this project, CEMEX USA poured more than 11,600 cubic yards (approximately 8,800 cubic meters) of concrete over 23 hours—the largest single mat pour ever completed in Miami for the largest building foundation in the history of the state of Florida.

Sales Force Tower


CEMEX is a global building materials company that provides high quality products and reliable service to customers and communities in more than 50 countries. Celebrating its 110th anniversary, CEMEX has a rich history of improving the well-being of those it serves through innovative building solutions, efficiency advancements, and efforts to promote a sustainable future.

CEMEX is a corporate partner of the ENERGY STAR® program and is an active proponent of the importance of energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR® is an EPA program that delivers environmental benefits and financial value through superior energy efficiency and focuses on strategic energy management and the importance of demonstrating environmental leadership for future generations.