Crews have been busy building the foundation for the Missoni Baia condo tower over the past few months.
In October, a groundbreaking celebration that featured a scantily-clad saxophonist on a flyboard marked the start of construction.
Since then, crews have installed 190 piles totaling 12,160 linear feet (or the equivalent of 2.3 miles), and 150 tons of steel reinforcing bar. They have also poured 1,035 cubic yards of grout and concrete. With pile drilling complete, pile cap installation will now begin.
Developer OKO Group and partner Cain International are financing construction with equity. The partners have completed over 20,000 apartments worldwide.
Missoni Baia will be a 57-story, 649-foot tower with 249 units. Prices average $900 per square foot.
A recent BBC article states that Baia was the Roman Empire’s “sinful city,” where Rome’s “rich and powerful came to carry out their illicit affairs.” At least one resident had his own nymphaeum – a marble grotto dedicated to earthly pleasure.