General Contractor Hired To Build Okan Tower, Groundbreaking Soon

Okan Group announced today in a press release that they have selected Suffolk Construction as the general contractor for downtown Miami’s Okan Tower.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Suffolk Construction family to our robust team,” said Bekir Okan, Chairman of Okan Group. “Okan Tower will be a landmark addition to South Florida and it’s only fitting to partner with a company whose local and national reputation is impeccable, as well as one that we trust.”

Groundbreaking is expected before the end of the year, the developer said.

The $300 million tower will become the tallest residential building in Florida upon completion at 70 stories and 890 feet above ground, in a shape inspired by the tulip, Turkey’s national flower (Okan Group is based in Turkey).

Suffolk’s other nearby projects include the guitar-shaped $1.5 billion Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood tower, and Brightline’s Miami Central

“We are honored and privileged to have an opportunity to begin a long-term partnership with Okan Group,” said John Fish, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Suffolk. “This is an exciting project for our team and it will be a pleasure partnering with an organization that shares our vision for innovation and the future.”

Okan Tower will include 149 residential condominiums, 236 condo-hotel units, and a 316-key Hilton Bayfront Miami hotel, along with 64,000 square feet of Class A office space and ground floor retail.

 

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Polo
1 year ago

Blokbuster news day for Miami. Okan Tower rising soon, Skyrise work begins, and Amazon executives returned to Miami for a second HQ2 visit. LET US CELEBRATE!

Polo
1 year ago

Blockbuster….

Anonymous
1 year ago

Have to agree with you.
This is so exciting!!!!

Danny Costa
1 year ago

1,049 ft. Waldorf Astoria last week! Time is coming!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t mean to rain on the parade, but I’m not sure coconut palms are the best choice for a 60th floor edge-planter condition… just sayin

Anonymous
1 year ago

Shheesshh.. I’m with you.. why do they have to show pictures of palm trees in the renderings of these new buildings?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Funny And true. REALNESS

Anonymous
1 year ago

These mofos in Miami think they have to prove they are in Miami with a damn palm tree for everything. So boring. Uncreative. They stick up more ugly palm trees around the damn place more than you would find in the Caribbean and Hawaii combined. We get it. You are in Miami. Apparently the only warm place on earth that must prove it with a palm tree at every opportunity. No other trees can grow in Miami it seems. What an uninteresting place. You would think it takes a great deal of imagination to illustrate a different tree type. Not to mention it makes the city looks far from serious for anything beyond a pina colada sip.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Agreed, although, I am more concerned about coconuts knocking out pedestrians below.

Anonymous
1 year ago

mean while Mana is doing nothing

marc
1 year ago

Daaaaaaale!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Oh chill with that dale

Anonymous
1 year ago

Okay, let’s keep it going, there’s still a lot of empty lots that needs to be developed in downtown Miami.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The Melo tower next to it will probably begin construction like next month haha

Anonymous
1 year ago

Suffolk…..good luck with that

Anonymous
1 year ago

Would you prefer the company doing the Flagler street improvement?

Anonymous
1 year ago

awesome….just awesome….

Anonymous
1 year ago

It was my understanding construction already started, or was that foundation?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Isn’t One River Point going to be the tallest?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Como hablan mierda todos ustedes.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I just google picture of a tulip flower and it doesn’t look like a penis.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is that all you can think about?

Anonymous
1 year ago

YES

Anonymous
1 year ago

If your junk looks like that, you need to call a doc, asap.

Anonymous
1 year ago

I wouldn’t call it a junk.
Love to see it