Soil Testing Underway At Site Where 73-Story Okan Tower Planned

Okan Group has commenced soil testing at the downtown Miami property where they plan a 73-story tower in the shape of a tulip.

As of this week, a truck from engineering firm NV5 was on the site.

In October, Miami’s Urban Development Review Board voted to recommend approval of the 956-foot tower, which would include a 300-room five-star hotel and 353 luxury residences.

Demolition of an older building on the site was completed over the last few weeks.

 

The land is a short distance from both Miami Wordcenter and MiamiCentral:

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Anonymous
3 years ago

This is all due to Miami WorldCenter… a catalyst for the downtown area that will stretch to the Design District.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Good! The heck with all this sitting on empty parcels because some people only want to land bank, which produces what we’ve been seeing for far to long, an “agonizingly slow development” of the downtown core all the way to and past 36th st.

This why Miami needs more developers like this and the Melo group.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Melo es malo…

City Commissioner
3 years ago

“Melo es malo”
LMAO!!!!

RustyTRUMPet
3 years ago

Don’t get dressed in the windows.. the federal prisoners will surely enjoy that. #PULLIN

Anonymous
3 years ago

I doubt they could see through that angle, and Melo’s development will cover their view anyway.

Inmate #453390
3 years ago

the office portion is taller than the jail entirely, and who stays at the jail long enough to know how to spy on the building across? it’s not how you think it is

Anonymous
3 years ago

So if they’re soil testing it means they’re serious?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Serious about flipping

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why would they need to test the soil on this plot of land if they planned only on flipping it… do you think people would build a Church on or near contaminated land?

Anonymous
3 years ago

Why wouldn’t a soil test be important to a prospective buyer? It only helps the sale.

Anonymous
3 years ago

That doesn’t make sense. Why not spend money to test the soil first before you spend $18 million dollars on the parcel of land you’re interested in?

Anonymous
3 years ago

It likely has more to do with the strength of the soil for foundation design than contamination. It’s likely needed for whether they plan to build this tower or sell the land to someone that will.

Anonymous
3 years ago

But, again, that doesn’t make sense. What you and others believe is that these people took a chance on spending $18.1 million on a plot of land to maybe flip. But then realized they should test the soil first because if they made the decision to flip it, because it could effect the price of the sell to the point of being offered millions of dollars less than they paid for it if it is contaminated.

That’s not the way business savvy people work!

Anonymous
3 years ago

They aren’t testing for contamination

Anonymous
3 years ago

Same thing y’all said about 1000 museum.

Anonymous
3 years ago

This building is along the lines of Zada ha dids project ….iconic structures that will forever alter the Miami skyline…well done !!!!

defamed2
3 years ago

No, it is not along Zaha’s building. Zaha was a genius, this building is no bad, but not even close to the level of design you can see at Zaha’s buildings.

Anonymous
3 years ago

For Miami standards (Arquicraptonica/Shitec/Kobi Krap), it’s golden. Zaha Hadid is platinum.

not marc
3 years ago

they will flip this land

Anonymous
3 years ago

Those Turks paid $18 million for this land… good luck trying to flip it!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Development BOOM happening all over Miami baby!!

Anonymous
3 years ago

Hope they build this and skyrise soon so I can have options of buildings to sit on

Anonymous
3 years ago

Boy, you’re one sleazy little……….

Miami
3 years ago

I wonder if there are any plans of moving the prison in downtown.

Anonymous
3 years ago

Highly Doubtful on that.

Pepi Cancio
3 years ago

Soil test is needed for them to design the foundation that will hold the structure, just part of the process.

Rigo
3 years ago

Ya estoy sentado.