Kasim Badak the CEO of Turkish developer Okan, said that they were now “back in business” after halting operations during the pandemic.
The 70-story tower is planned to have a height that is taller than any building that exists today in Miami – although others are planned to rise even taller.
Okan will also have a unique shape inspired by a tulip, Turkey’s national flower.
According to a filing with the FAA in late 2019, Okan Tower is planned to rise 902 feet above ground, or 915 feet above sea level. Records show that the application has been in interim status since February 2020.
The developer also applied for a construction permit in September 2019, and a tree permit in December 2019.
Both of those permits are not yet approved. The last activity on the construction permit was in December 2019, and it is now listed as inactive.
According to a utilities deal for water and sewer last modified in late 2019, Okan Tower will include:
316 hotel rooms (operated by Hilton)
399 residential units
67,588 square feet of office
305 square feet of retail
2,690 square feet of coffee shop
The developer has previously said they would self finance the $300 million project.
Behar Font is the architect.
Suffolk Construction is the contractor, according to the 2019 permit filing.