Demolition About To Begin At Site Of 73-Story Tower

Demolition is about to begin at the site where Turkish developer Okan Group plans a 73-story tower, just one month after it was approved by the Urban Development Review Board.

On October 25, Miami officials approved a permit for total demolition at the 35,995 square foot site. Thunder Demolition is listed as the contractor, with an estimated cost of $42,000.

The contractor also filed for a permit to remove 26 trees on October 31. That request remains pending review by Environmental Resources.

The address of the owner is shared by Okan International University in Dania Beach.

 

two worldcenter towers under construction in background:

miamicentral under construction in background:

 

26 Comments
most voted
newest oldest
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
marc
3 years ago

Move the trees to Museum Park.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Best idea so far. That park is seriously lacking in trees and people.

SAVE THE TREES
3 years ago

GREAT IDEA!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

One less building for the homeless to piss and shit on. Build it!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Save the trees!

Marc305
3 years ago

I must say I am very pleased they are moving so fast with the demolition. My company has worked with many developers but not with the Okan Group. They seem to be the read deal and not a “flipper” like Moishe Mana. I know they are based out of Turkey and have been in business for over 30 years so I really hope they will build this beautiful building as seen on this photos. It looks amazing.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Or they are demolishing now before any red tape and will have the site perfected for a flip.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Exactly what’ve think is taking place…. Won’t believe anything else until foundation permit is issued

Anonymous
3 years ago

this is classic flip, propose a extremely beautiful building on a shxty site and get instant approval, immediately demolish everything on the site and flip for millions

Martim MSK
3 years ago

Nice rendering – would like to see it actually get built like that.

Anonymous
3 years ago

YES! Beautiful tower! Build it!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Some trees can’t be relocated, but if they can, I’d support the city moving them where ones of the same were destroyed during the hurricane and/or relocated to Bayfront Park.

Anonymous
3 years ago

I feel they are going to build! The lot was already flipped and sold to them. I can’t see them buying a flipped lot only to try an flip it again well over the worth of the lot at this point. Maybe in another 5 years it will be worth more then they paid for it but that’s years from now.

SAVE THE TREES
3 years ago

Please sign this petition and share.

http://chn.ge/2iEtrac

Anonymous
3 years ago

Look, get those damn trees outta the way and relocate them to the Everglades or somewhere. A beautiful building like this only comes around about every ten years for Miami.

I’ve seen enough trees in Miami, move these trees somewhere else and they won’t be missed a bit downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

>> I’ve seen enough trees in Miami.

Alternative worlds, my friend. The tree canopy in Miami is weak!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Then locate them along the street. This lot isn’t designated a botanical garden.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Well said……

Anonymous
3 years ago

“Alternative worlds, my friend. The tree canopy in Miami is weak!”

Yep, people like you have never taken a trip to see other cities in other parts of the world.

Go take a trip to some place like Paris, France or Barcelona, Spain…and when you come back, Miami’s tree canopy will look like a forest to you!

Anonymous
3 years ago

You are seriously delusional if you think that.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Don’t have to think that, I’ve been to Paris (twice) and Barcelona.

Anonymous
3 years ago

He’s right the tree canopy in Miami is dense compared to most other cities.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Coconut Grove? Where’s that?

Anonymous
3 years ago

and much less after IRMA

Lizard
3 years ago

I prefer the tree canopy in Las Vegas

Metrosexual Mike says
3 years ago

Thanks for the post, Nature Boy!