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
7 days ago

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

Melo is sigma and chad
7 days 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.

Anonymous
6 days 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
6 days ago

Finally going to break the 900′ barrier!

Melo is sigma and chad
7 days 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
7 days ago

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

eymay
7 days ago

style yes, we’ll see about quality

YEET
7 days ago

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

Anonymous
6 days ago

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

Fox Alpha
7 days ago

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

Just saying
7 days 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
6 days ago

Still better than Hyundai rubbish.

Jesus
7 days ago

Excellent. Build baby, build!

Rocky
6 days ago

Let’s take Miami to new heights!

Anonymous
6 days ago

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

Anonymous
6 days 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
4 days ago

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

Melo’s pájaro nalgon
6 days ago

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

Anonymous
6 days ago

Just beautiful.

Anonymous
6 days 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

No body
5 days ago

About time how is this

anonymous
6 days ago

I will believe when I see it!!!

Anon
7 days ago

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

Anonymous
7 days ago

A tulip

Anonymous
7 days ago

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

Anonymous
7 days 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
7 days ago

Arquitectonica is getting very close though.

Anonymous
7 days 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
6 days ago

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