Luxury Palm Beach resort receives initial approval for security upgrade


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The Breakers has had initial plans approved which would see the 140-acre property enhance its security by installing a variety of physical solutions.

The luxury resort – located in Palm Beach, Florida, US – was founded in 1896 by Henry Morrison Flagler and has 538 guest rooms as well as outstanding facilities including a private beach club and championship golf courses.

Palm Beach Daily News reports that, following a meeting on 18 January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission issued a certificate of appropriateness which would see the arrival of seven decorative metal vehicular gates, four decorative metal pedestrian gates, seven crash-rated guardhouse gate arms and five sections of decorative metal fencing totalling nearly 5,200 feet in length.

Though the project does need local approval to move forward, a review and final verdict is expected following council meetings in February 2023.

James Crowley, an Attorney representing The Breakers, commented: “We’ve been working on security at The Breakers for over ten years and we’ve really been trying to control access to the property, especially at night.

“What we’re proposing to do is secure the property around the perimeter with some new fencing behind the hedge. Most of this will be screened by landscaping.”

The project has been planned with aesthetics in mind and all the specified physical solutions are expected to be compatible with existing buildings and surrounding environments.

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