Massive Foundation Pour Planned This Weekend For One Of Miami’s Tallest Towers

A massive foundation pour is planned this weekend for Okan Tower, which is set to become one of the tallest buildings in Miami.

“This marks a significant milestone for the Okan Tower team, and we are filled with pride and excitement as our vision for Miami’s skyline transforms into a reality,” said Bekir Okan, Chairman of developer Okan Group. “Okan Tower represents the vibrant and dynamic future that awaits Downtown and we look forward to this exciting next phase of the construction process as we go vertical.”

The foundation pour is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 29 at 9:00 pm, and last continuously for 36 hours.

1,200 concrete trucks will be brought in for the pour, with a crew of 300 working across three shifts pouring 400 cubic yard of concrete per hour. There will also be 160 drivers working in 4 shifts.

The plan calls for pouring 12,000 cubic yards of concrete weighing 20,226,600 pounds for the foundation, measuring 234 feet x 140 feet and 14 feet deep.

Cemex will supply the concrete from several plants in the area, with 6 concrete pumps located around the perimeter of the excavation to place the concrete.

A total of 2,300 tons (5,070,632 pounds) of high strength reinforcing steel is also being placed in the foundation by subcontractor Moore Group.

A temporary well drilled for a dewatering system and more than 3 dewatering pumps have been working 24/7 at the site for almost 6 months.

General contractor Jacob Companies joint ventured with Okan Construction is orchestrating the pour.

Okan Tower is planned to reach 70 stories, or 902 feet, with a design inspired by the shape of a tulip, Turkey’s national flower (developer Okan is based in Turkey).

The building will include a 316-key hotel by Hilton Hotel & Residences, 64,000 square feet of Class A office space, 236 additional condo-hotel units, and 163 condominium residences.

Behar Font is the architect.

Completion is planned in 2027.

 

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Tony
26 days ago

MWC this…Park West that….. Keep em coming! This area on 6th will be outstanding in couple years

Brickelite
26 days ago

MWC is in Park West just like BCC is in Brickell.

Tony
26 days ago

Was just implying that TNM headlines/comments are either ‘Park west’ or ‘MWC’

Downtowner
26 days ago

Well that’s where most Miami real estate news are lately. The price of success, I guess😚

Anonymous
26 days ago

Worldcenter is one word. So the acronym is MW.

It looks like Worldcenter will be a different area from PW.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Park West is only the top right corner of downtown.

Worldcenter is the center part of downtown.

What about Flagler?
25 days ago

I thought Flagler was the center of downtown Miami, such a pretty place!

Anonymous
25 days ago

Absolutely! I see Flagler as the historic heart of downtown, while Worldcenter represents its modern counterpart, both situated within central downtown. Together, they bridge the burgeoning Brickell extension to the luxurious parkside residences of Park West, creating a seamless urban continuum.

Jordan
25 days ago

It is.
Flagler Street is “zero street” and Miami Avenue is “zero avenue”. Their intersection is the center, and they cut Miami-Dade county into 4 sectors. (Miami navigation for newcomers).

If an address is 17100 SW 90th Ave, you know that you are 171 blocks south of Flagler Street, and 90 blocks west of Miami Avenue.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Flagler is Miami’s Houston Street (Dividing Lower/Upper Manhattan):

-> Flagler (Houston Street)
-> Government Center (Civic Center)
-> Little Havana (Chinatown & Little Italy)
-> Riverside (TriBeCa)
-> Coconut Grove (Southside Seaport)
-> Brickell Key (Battery Park)
-> Brickell (SoHo/Financial District)

Frank
25 days ago

World Centre is in Park West. Stop thinking MWC is its own city.

Anon
25 days ago

You spelled it wrong. Worldconter is its own vibe and has its own metromover stop seperate from ParkWest.

Anon
25 days ago

Pardon my ironic and poorly timed typo: Worldcenter

Anonymous
26 days ago

I remember when naysayers on this site repeatedly said this building would never happen.

EJS
26 days ago

I was one of those…oooops.

Jordan
26 days ago

Of course.
The odds are against you when attempt great things.
Great men attempt great things anyway.

Some people will rail against men of action. They NEED wider sidewalks (but don’t build them), they NEED buildings without parking (but are not strong enough to develop one).

The odds of this being built were very slim. They still are.

For these reasons, it is important to champion the men and woman who ignore the Mids and keep on building.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Did you eat an Ayn Rand novel?

Anonymous
25 days ago

I looked up the author and read a review, “This book is the equivalent of a drunk, eloquent a**hole talking to you all night at a bar.”

Jordan
25 days ago

You lazily typed on your keyboard to learn if you should like a book or not, and then copied someone else’s opinion.
Are you not able to read or formulate opinions on your own.

Atlas Shrugged is a great book.
The men and woman who do things, and build things have likely read that one.

Many of my girl friends have told me that the main character, Dagny Taggart is the most amazing woman in modern literature, and that Atlas Shrugged changed their life.

The Fountainhead is great too….especially if you want to have a better understanding of architecture, politics, and the simple little minds that prevent extraordinary creativity.

Anonymous
24 days ago

Did you just repeat again “men and woman” as if you believe there’s only one woman making a difference?

Jordan
25 days ago

No, but I’ve read more than a few.

Highly recommend that anyone who thinks or wants to learn how to think does the same.

Ramona
25 days ago

Delulu:)

Anonymous
25 days ago

“Men and woman”

Melo is sigma and Chad
26 days ago

Can’t wait to see the race between this and waldorf

Anon
26 days ago

When is waldorf scheduled for their pour?

Anan
26 days ago

never thought that this project would go vertical before Waldorf.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Pour slores unite!

Eduardo
25 days ago

dewatering is still ongoing…. soil is still so wet…… wet soil may create big problems…. we hope a big disaster does not happen again in Miami after champlain towers south collapse…

Name*
26 days ago

This project isn’t happening. The pad is just a ruse. Could be used for anything.

Sam
26 days ago

Stay in brickell

Anonymous
26 days ago

Don’t assume negative comments are from Brickell – we’re all friendly neighborhoods.

Anon
26 days ago

Delulu

Anon
25 days ago

I bet the negative comments are coming from a rival of Miami, far north of Florida in the Siberia-like climate where people are fleeing from

Tim
26 days ago

Still many units for sale. I’m guessing they didnt start till a certain % of units sold.?

anonymous
26 days ago

Most likely the case because banks like to see a good amount presold before doing financing

miguel
23 days ago

foundation pouring did not take 36 hours. it began on Friday, March 29 at 9:00 pm and stopped at 12.00 am on Sunday.. Only 27 hours.

Anan
23 days ago

Thank you for the update. I was wondering if it would take that long. They surely needed to add extra time in the schedule for possible problems, Street closures and all.

Brickelite
26 days ago

Is this in Park West? Or Overtown?

Downtowner
26 days ago

Park West but very close to Overtown.

Anonymous
26 days ago

It’s not part of Park West, or downtown. The tower is in downtown.

Anon
26 days ago

You are mistaken – OKAN tower is directly across from the Miami WorldCenter development in Park West

Anonymous
26 days ago

I get what you meant, neither Overtown nor Park West, it’s downtown. Soon to be the Worldcenter

Marilou
26 days ago

It’s not that hard! Miami Worldcenter is in Park West, which is Downtown, which is in Miami, which is in Florida. Should I keep on going? lol

Anonymous
25 days ago

Maybe it’ll be easier to see how it all connects when it’s done. How I view it is Worldcenter is in Central Downtown in Greater Downtown, and neighbors Park West. It includes Brightline Central Downtown station.

Jordan
25 days ago

You are absolutely correct.
This shouldn’t be difficult.

Anonymous
26 days ago

Neither, it’s Worldcenter (aka Downtown Central)

Anonymous
26 days ago

The historic core, meaning blocks around Flagler Street, save for the couple west of Biscayne Boulevard which make up the CBD.

Anonymous
25 days ago

Can we use Central Downtown or Downtown Central instead of CBD?

One CBD means a smoke shop to many in today’s age, and two, there are businesses all over greater downtown.

Jordan
25 days ago

The Central Business District is what the Central District has been called since about 1896 when Miami was founded.

When the city and county were laid out, the CBD is where the highest density of important businesses, transportation hubs, court houses, banks, law firms, etc were located. I’d think that if there wasn’t a Miami River dividing the CBD from the Brickell neighborhood, Brickell would just be a part of the CBD instead of recognized as the Brickell Financial District.

Anonymous
24 days ago

…and in 1896, Overtown was unfortunately referred to as “Colored Town.” Names change over time, just like people and society do.

I suggest we choose a new name that focuses on its central feature instead of “CBD,” which, in 2024, is known as a compound from the cannabis plant.

Anonymous
26 days ago

The view in that 2nd photo isn’t right as far this tower’s location in the city.

Joel F
26 days ago

I was thinking the same thing. That view is north of I-395

Anonymous
26 days ago

Finally the country’s tallest dildo is erecting

Marilou
26 days ago

We see what we wanna see🤔😂

Anon
26 days ago

I love a good Hilton

Anon
26 days ago

This project won’t happen.

Anon
26 days ago

Very exciting for Park West and MWC – which is located just across the street

Downtowner
26 days ago

MWC is located IN Park West…

Anon
26 days ago

I’m aware.

Anonymous
26 days ago

MW is in central downtown. South of PW.

Anan
23 days ago

Someone with heavy construction tell me, how long does a pour this large have to cure before work can begin on the surface. ?

Samuel
22 days ago

28 days

Anan
22 days ago

Thanks

Laylow construcción
20 days ago

is 893’-1” no 902’-0”

Anonymous
26 days ago

Waste of resources.. 1200 concrete trunks, millions of pounds of steel, all for empty condos.

Anonymous
26 days ago

I’d rather have sometimes-empty condos than shit-quality apartment towers filled with noisy and inconsiderate tenants.

Exactly
26 days ago

Manny Santacruz

Manny Santacruz
26 days ago

I failed with that comment pretty hard

Anonymous
26 days ago

Then pay double the price to be in a condo building over an apartment rental building.

Anonymous
22 days ago

Gladly!

Conno Sir
26 days ago

This building is stunning. My hat goes off to the architects and the developers for taking us to the next level. I’m most excited for this development which will make our skyline that much brighter and striking.

Miami Native
25 days ago

My feelings exactly. This is my favorite project of any planned so far. So many projects are just anonymous looking boxes with no originality. But Okan is tall and artfully designed. It will become one of the signature towers on the Miami skyline. So glad to see it begin going vertical.

DOWNTOWN MIAMI
26 days ago

Okan Tower is in the center of downtown Miami! This will be the best location in the urban core hands down.

Rob
26 days ago

This is probably my favorite tower in this construction boom.
I hope it doesn’t get EV’d, but I will not be surprised if it does, since it seems to be the norm nowadays.

Mizzykane
25 days ago

This will be the pride of the Miami skyline, especially at night if lit properly.

BB1
26 days ago

Such an attractive building! Worth the wait!!

Anon
25 days ago

Looks like an oversized dildo. Ruins the skyline for me

Calivalle
25 days ago

Such a gorgeous design,should be a beauty looking from I-395..

Anonymous
26 days ago

wow……..just wow!!!!

Anonymous
26 days ago

Up, up and away!