[dropcap type="square" color="#ffffff" background="#e53b2c"]T[/dropcap]he F&F Tower, also known as the Revolution tower, is closed. For two days already. The reason is that water is leaking into the elevator shaft and has caused all sorts of electrical problems. The elevators don't work, and the water caused a shortage in a sensor of a water pump, and that pump then filled up a water tank which caused the 51st floor to flood.
The landmark building, designed by Pinzón Lozano & Asociados and developed by F&F Properties Ltd. Inc., apparently suffers from some serious design and construction flaws.
We were told that this is a recurring theme in buildings done by Pinzón Lozano & Asociados, such as the Global Bank building.
There have been many problems due to shoddy construction and design with Panama City's skyscrapers. The Trump Tower, which entered into bankruptcy, had the lobby flooded during its festive opening with Donald Trump and Ricardo Martinelli. Persistent rumors have it that another building, The Point, is leaning over to one side. There are countless complaints by property owners in the various buildings about bad construction, broken promises and outright fraud by the various developers.
Meanwhile, Moisés Guerra, administrator of the Revolution tower, has been sending emails to owners and renters, assuring them that the building will be open again on Friday.