Okan Tower Submitted To FAA At 902 Feet: Developer Wants To ‘Make A Statement’ With Miami’s Tallest

Miami’s Okan Tower was submitted to the Federal Aviation Administration for review last Thursday at a height that would be taller than any other existing building in Miami.

Okan Tower is proposed to rise 902 feet above ground or 915 feet above sea level, according to the application.

Miami’s tallest building is Panorama Tower, at 863 feet above ground.

Okan representatives had previously told The Next Miami that the tower would top off at 890 feet above ground, but the design has been revised since then.

More details of Okan Tower have been revealed by Selim Alpmen in an interview with Bisnow.

Developer Bekir Okan is “is very, very aggressive,” and wants to make a statement and contribution to Miami, showing how the developer does business.

There are more than 10 consultants now working on the plans, he said. Construction becomes much more complex when building above 50 stories, he added.

Okan will self-finance construction of the $300 million development, so pre-sales of condos are not vital. There are also 260 Hilton hotel rooms and 236 condo-hotel units, of which some will be able to be rented through a hotel revenue sharing program, and only 163 of those units will be residential only. The developer is “not really worried” about condo sales due to the structure.

Construction is expected to begin within the first three months, with completion in four years. Construction permitting is in progress, with Suffolk as general contractor.

 

 

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Anonymous

I love the curved head

Anonymous

That’s what she said.

Anonymous

That’s what he said.

Anonymous

me too – easy to take it that way. nice and smooth. and thick and fat.

Anonymous

That’s what she said!

Rene Gonzales

This building is out of place and way over budget!! This wont be built. You cannot sell at 700 sqf on this site. Its simply unrealistic, mainly when you have new construction for way less in front of the bay. This was sold to someone who obviously doesn’t understand Miami market.

Anonymous

I bet you were thinking the same thing about the Aston Martin.

Anonymous

Hit 1000’ and smash that mf approve button

Anonymous

What if, hypothetically, it was shaped like a giant poo? Would the thousand feet be worth it at that point?

Anonymous

you mean like the arscht center? that looks like two poopies on either side of the street

Anonymous

Hahaha I’d never thought of that but it’s true. I was wondering more at the fanatic obsession with 1k+ towers. Like, I’m convinced it could look like crap and people here would still nut.

(I do not think this tower looks like crap)

Anonymous

You must really have a lot of “crap” on your mind.

I<3Miami

Yessir!!

Anonymous

#Dildo

Anonymous

Don’t we all like that tho? admit it?

Anonymous

Where is the anal plug aka Skyrise at??

Anonymous

Why not add another 100 ft and top it off at 1000 ft even ?

Anonymous

I agree.. 902ft compared to 863ft is only 39ft more. At some distances and angles, you can hardly tell or really can’t tell the difference in height.

Anonymous

At that point, what’s the difference between that and a dick measuring contest?

Anonymous

“with completion in four years” meanwhile Melos will be done by mid 2020

William

I think the Melo buildings are much simpler in design. Not a good comparison. Happy to hear that another beautiful tower is on the way.

Anonymous

It’s a joke here. What can also be said is by the time this is completed, the Melo boxes next door will already be falling apart.

Anonymous

The nearby planned melo building reminds me of what is now called Sun Trust building in downtown-it was built in 1970s.

lidia N.

look at the new “850 million” courthouse is a ripoff of the MELO building!!! lol

Anonymous

This would truly be an icon of the Miami skyline, and hopefully make the area around it better

Anonymous

oh yes cause who gonna live in that ghetto part of miami

Anonymous

Sorry but, everyone can’t afford to live in a 25 bedroom mansion like you.

Anonymous

More like 30 bedrooms you peasant.

Anonymous

Its ghetto now and can’t get any worse so there’s only upside just like the rest of downtown…

Anonymous

Honestly I like the 900ft but this is the only unique tower that should be at the height cap or at least 1015ft

Anonymous

We need more unique towers to hit the 1000ft mark

Anonymous

Heck, we need “one” to hit the 1000ft mark first.

Anonymous

make it 1016

marc

Aaamazing!

Go Miami go

The taller, the better.
Keep building taller and taller buildings.
Go Miami go!

I<3Miami

Love the spirit man!!! More buildings Miami!!!!!!! Keep ‘er goin!!

Anonymous

You people never satisfied, “we need taller”. If you want taller you build it !

Anonymous

The only people that don’t agree this location is horrible are blind cheerleaders who aren’t remotely close to the target buyer demographic. Eventually the Turks will get a clue and bail on this.

Anonymous

Well, if the Turks bail, they better hope the Melo Group buys the land or they’ll be stuck paying taxes on that empty land for a long time.

Anonymous

That shit Is ugly. Height is cool but how about an iconic design. No one knows Miami’s skyline … the only time people know it’s. Miami when they see the Art Deco building in Miami Beach.

Anonymous

“That shit Is ugly”

That statement right there kills any kind of argument you wanna make.