Okan Tower Prepares for Massive 1,200 Truck Concrete Foundation Pour In Downtown Miami

Okan Tower Rendering. Credit: Okan Group.

A team of 300 workers, operating in three shifts and utilizing 1,200 concrete trucks, is set to pour the foundation for Okan Tower, a forthcoming 70-story highrise development at 555 North Miami Avenue developed by Okan Group. Positioned to be a new landmark in Downtown Miami’s skyline, the tower is expected to reach 902 feet, making it one of the city’s tallest buildings upon completion in 2027. Okan Tower’s distinct architectural design aims to contribute a defining feature to Miami’s cityscape.

On Friday, March 29, at 9:00 PM, Jacob Companies, in a joint venture with Okan Construction, is scheduled to undertake a continuous 36-hour concrete pour.

Okan Tower. Credit: Okan Group.

“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 reality,” says international property magnate and developer of Okan Tower, Bekir Okan, Chairman of 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.”

Okan Tower is strategically positioned in the heart of Miami’s urban core, at a prime downtown location where culture, entertainment, art, fine dining, and Miami’s waterfront converge. This placement makes it a pivotal addition to Downtown Miami, a region revitalized as a premier live-work-play destination.

Okan Tower. Credit: Okan Group.

Okan Tower will feature 163 Sky Residences, 236 Short-Term Rental Residences powered by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, a Hilton Miami Bayfront Hotel, and 64,000 square feet of ‘Class A’ office space.

Okan Tower – Hilton Miami Bayfront Hotel Lobby Bar. Credit: Okan Group.

Approximately 12,000 cubic yards of concrete, weighing over 20 million pounds, are set to fill the large foundation pit measuring 234 by 140 feet and 14 feet deep. The Moore Group, a subcontractor, will also integrate 2,300 tons of high-strength reinforcing steel into the foundation. Cemex is tasked with supplying the concrete from multiple ready-mix plants located in Miami.

Okan Tower. Credit: Okan Group.

Okan Tower, blending various mixed-use components into a single skyscraper, is the work of the widely recognized architecture firm Behar Font & Partners. The tulip, a national symbol of national importance in Turkey, inspires the building’s distinctly curved crown.

Okan Tower. Credit: Okan Group.

Okan Tower represents the first U.S. project for Okan Group, adding to its comprehensive portfolio of mixed-use developments. This portfolio has established the firm’s reputation across various sectors globally, including construction, banking, textiles, production, and tourism.

Exclusively marketed and sold by Fortune Development Sales, Okan Tower’s sales gallery is located at 542 North Miami Avenue.

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8 Comments on "Okan Tower Prepares for Massive 1,200 Truck Concrete Foundation Pour In Downtown Miami"

  1. Norman zinker | March 28, 2024 at 9:25 am | Reply

    Slowly but surely destroying one of Manhattan’s stellar neighborhoods.

  2. Russell Gilchrist | March 28, 2024 at 2:45 pm | Reply

    Those palm trees in shallow planters near the top of the building should make for comical projectiles when the first of Miami’s inevitable tropical storms or hurricanes pass through

  3. Julian Quiones | March 28, 2024 at 3:23 pm | Reply

    Awesome design for this tower..

  4. Maybe:)))

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