Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Center High Diving Tower and Observation Deck Clear Final Approval

Diving Tower-Deck

The City of Fort Lauderdale Commissioners voted to fully fund the 27-meter dive tower and an Observation Deck on July 7th.  It will be the first and only high diving tower in the USA and is expected to attract elite divers from around the world.  It will be the second such tower with the first one erected in China.  The high diving tower in Fort Lauderdale will be the only one of its kind with multiple platforms and additional features.  Special thanks to Mayor Dean Trantalis, Vice-Mayor Steven Glassman, Ben Sorensen, Heather Moraitis, Robert McKinzie and City Manager Christopher Lagerbloom.



The City Commission, acting as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Commissioners, approved funding to support the addition of a north observation deck and 27-meter dive tower as part of the ongoing improvements at the Aquatic Center at a total cost of $7,870,261.

The 27-meter high diving tower will be constructed using precast concrete sections and includes decorative glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) cladding and decorative lighting.

The $5,101,060 cost will be paid for with CRA funds. The north observation deck adds approximately 2,800 square feet of amenity space and includes new elevator and stair tower access, architectural GFRC cladding on the building, and decorative railings and lighting. The $2,769,201 cost will be paid for with park impact fees.


Overall construction of the aquatic center is going on as planned and has not been impacted by the Covid-19 Virus.


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Look at the line of Concrete Trucks circling around the peninsula!

When the aquatic center reopens in the summer of 2021, it will continue to be the home of the International Swimming Hall of Fame  Support ISHOF’s vision

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2 years ago

It is going to be fabulous

2 years ago

Yeah the city has money for that but can’t fix sewer and water pipes, the liberals amaze me

2 years ago
Reply to  Tim

They’re funding water and sewer too.

Robert Oberkehr
2 years ago

I am thrilled with the ongoing renovations of this South Florida facility!! I’ve been a distance swimmer for more than 40 years doing swims for various charities and my childhood idol Johnny Weissmuller was once the president of the Int’l. Swimming Hall of Fame from 1965 until the early 1970s. Johnny must be beaming with pride from heaven with the renovation project going on. I can’t wait to revisit this magnificent pool again when completed and swim in Johnny’s honor!!!

Sid Frisco
2 years ago

That is simply awesome.