Groundbreaking Ceremony Held At Okan Tower ‘Megacomplex,’ Completion 2026

A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for Okan Tower, and a completion date has been announced.

Building department records show that a permit for excavation/piles/site and soil improvement was issued on June 16, with Civic Construction listed as the contractor.

The ceremony was attended by Mayor Francis Suarez, Binali Yildrim, Former Prime Minister of Turkey, Murat Mercan, Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Turkish Consulate of Miami Feyza Barutcu Altug, Burc Ceylan, Former Turkish Consulate of Miami, Miami Police Chief Manuel Morales, Commissioner Ken Russell, and Fortune International CEO, Edgardo Defortuna.

Okan will be a “megacomplex,” the developer said in a press release.

The development will include:

  • 316-key Hilton Miami Bayfront Hotel
  • 163 Sky Residences
  • 236 short-term rental residences managed by Hilton
  • 64,000 square feet of Class A office space

Top off height for the 70-story tower is planned at 902 feet, which is taller than any existing building in Florida.

The architect is Behar Font & Partners, with the tower’s curved façade inspired by the Turkish national flower, the tulip.

Completion is scheduled for 2026, the developers said this week.

 

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Anonymous
1 month ago

In 5 years this area will be so dense and populated that it will be unrecognizable

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

only if AT&T sells their building across the street and something gets built on the old arena site. Otherwise this area is going to be one block with three highrises and the next block empty pattern.

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

This block is going to have three highrises on it, other blocks will too. Yall want to insult people so bad, you make fools out yourselves.

Anonymous
1 month ago

I said “this area” and you are speaking of this one block only… I see not only math is the issue.

eymay
1 month ago

y’all just love to argue online… let me grab my popcorn

Anonymous
1 month ago

If only MDC sells are their real estate to the east to developers to build nice towers, connecting this area to the bay.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Finally going to break the 900′ barrier!

Anonymous
1 month ago

I’ll take a blue city over a small bible belt thumping moonshine chugging hick country town any day.

No body
1 month ago

No me. LOL

Anonymous
1 month ago

This is just…..wrong lmao

Melo is sigma and chad
1 month ago

Finally and can’t want till melo releases their renderings next door, i’m sure theres will be finished two years earlier and construction workers will job hop.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Melo will finish first, but Okan tops on style and quality!

eymay
1 month ago

style yes, we’ll see about quality

YEET
1 month ago

Quality we shall see for sure due to Civic Construction being the General Contractor. The finish date will be 2027

Anonymous
1 month ago

The Okan tower will probably finish around the same time as Beckham’s soccer stadium.

Fox Alpha
1 month ago

Finally!!! All I have to do is win the Lotto and get me a nice condo in there

Anonymous
1 month ago

He needs to lay off the Botox though. He’s becoming scary looking.

Anonymous
1 month ago

🤣🤣🤣

Anonymous
1 month ago

We are approaching Zac Efron territory.

James S
1 month ago

I agree – he’s starting to look like Randall from Monsters Inc .

Just saying
1 month ago

The equipment in the background should be a a beautiful American Caterpillar not a Komatsu and a Kobelco for those media groundbreaking photos.’

Anonymous
1 month ago

Still better than Hyundai rubbish.

Anonymous
1 month ago

With any luck he’ll get investigated by the SEC over that and thrown out of office

Jesus
1 month ago

Excellent. Build baby, build!

Truth Matters
1 month ago

They’re jealous.
Sore losers

Anonymous
1 month ago

Folks who book at Hilton Miami Bayfront Hotel may be disappointed to find out it is not on the bay.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Look at other names major hotel flag carriers use in relation to their locations. It’s standard practice, and if you’re paying that much, should know where it’s located.

Anon
1 month ago

Right. Not on the bay and no view except the butt of Melos building.

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
1 month ago

Bayfront Hilton rooms? Umm this tower is like 4 blocks away from the water

Rocky
1 month ago

Let’s take Miami to new heights!

Drac
1 month ago

And why you there looking while that was going on?

PirataDeCulo
1 month ago

He’s a babe!

Anonymous
1 month ago

Shut up Ken Russell!

Anonymous
1 month ago

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Anonymous
1 month ago

Just beautiful.

Anonymous
1 month ago

Imagine how funny all the low income losers that voted for that mayor and then got priced out of Miami when he brought big tech in and everyone’s rent got jacked up lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Two words: Lindsay Graham

Anonymous
1 month ago

Last time I checked, housing affordability is a statewide issue you can thank those in charge of where people are leaving, creating high demand, and a Federal government that thinks inflation is changing peoples’ lives for the better.

Anonymous
1 month ago

You were complaining about affordability (i.e., demanding Homstead prices in Brickell), among several other things, long before the “tech mayor.”

No body
1 month ago

About time how is this

David Thornhill
1 month ago

Who’s the general contractor on this job

Anonymous
1 month ago

Can I volunteer?

anonymous
1 month ago

I will believe when I see it!!!

Anon
1 month ago

Sorry, what is the tower’s shape inspired by again?

Anonymous
1 month ago

A tulip

Anonymous
1 month ago

Sorry, one more time? It’s inspired by a what?

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you look at the building, it resembles a petal of a tulip. Inspired doesn’t mean exactly copied. It would be kind of funny to have a building looking exactly like a tulip lol

Anonymous
1 month ago

Arquitectonica is getting very close though.

Anonymous
1 month ago

It’s a joke.

I’m poking fun at how every single press release regarding OKAN slips in a “THE TOWER IS INSPIRED BY A TULIP THE TURKISH NATIONAL FLOWER”

anonymous
1 month ago

not sure you are ready to hear this, google: Foster and patners the tulip in london

Anonymous
1 month ago

When I was 12-13 years old I used to think that every pointy object resembled a penis. Then I grew up!

Eggplant Lover
1 month ago

This building should have been black. Then we would have BCC in Brickell and BBC in downtown.

Ken
1 month ago

You win omg

Anonymous
1 month ago

MWC is already Massive Wihte C**K.

Female Snow Bunny
1 month ago

me love some BBC…

Anonymous
1 month ago

I prefer BWC

Se me paró
1 month ago

Go for it
I like it Latin
In its casing

Anonymous
1 month ago

If you haven’t tried a good Argentine chorizo yet, it’s the best.