Top 10 Amazing Condo Building Facts

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Sapphire is the perfect example of exceptional beach-style living. But just what goes into creating such stunning twin buildings?

Sapphire condominium, with magnificent ocean and Intracoastal views, is a luxurious addition to Fort Lauderdale beach. Located on A1A just two blocks south of Oakland Park Boulevard, Sapphire features 172 spacious condominium residences with two- and three-bedroom designs ranging in size from 1,274 to 2,680 square feet of living space. Two-bedroom-plus-den residences are priced from the high-$500,000s, three-bedroom residences from the $800,000s and penthouses from $1.28 million.

Beautifully appointed Sapphire residences feature European-style kitchens with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, sumptuous master baths with marble countertops and flooring, designer fixtures, private balconies and expansive windows. Residents also receive membership to the acclaimed Club at Harbor Beach Marriot Resort & Spa.

1. More than 2,000 windows let the sun shine in.
Sapphire's spacious residences offer stunning views of Fort Lauderdale, many with breathtaking ocean and Intracoastal views, and lots of golden South Florida sunshine.

2. 8,000 gallons of paint.
The perfect shades and combinations were hand-selected to complement ocean hues.

3. 500,000 total square feet.
At 500,000 square feet, Sapphire is equal to 8-½ football fields end to end. With 172 luxury residences, an inviting tropical sun deck with a 25-meter pool, whirlpool spa and private cabanas, a fully-equipped fitness center complete with aerobics studio, juice bar, men's and women's locker rooms with steam rooms, saunas and treatment room and more, it's easy to see why Sapphire is so inspiring.

4. More than 2,208,000 total screws.
Award-winning Miami-based architectural firm Kobi Karp designed Sapphire's radiant towers not only to be the epitome of Fort Lauderdale's luxury lifestyle, but also a well constructed masterpiece.

5. Miles of wire - more than 262 to be exact.
Stretched end-to-end, the wires in Sapphire are almost as long as the width of the Grand Canyon!

6. Sapphire's 12-story buildings reach a height of 144 feet 10 inches.
It would take more than 20 men as tall as basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, standing on each other's shoulders, to equal the height of Sapphire's twin buildings.

7. On a perfectly clear day, visibility reaches 8 to 10 miles.
And it's always a perfectly clear day at Sapphire with water as far as the eye can see and views of the downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline.

8. More than 3,100 doors in the two buildings.
Each door - entrance, bedroom, bathroom, lobby and maintenance - was meticulously chosen to compliment the flawless design of Sapphire.

9. The elevators move 350 feet per minute, or roughly 4 miles per hour.
The allure of Fort Lauderdale's famed beachfront, exciting nightlife or the comfort of your own magnificent residence is only a swift elevator ride away!

10. 358 parking spaces at Sapphire.
And any one of them will look better with an elegant new Mercedes-Benz, presented to those who purchase now. This limited time two-year lease offer will have residents cruising along in either the classic E-Class Sedan or the exciting CLK convertible.

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