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.