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Edgewater’s Missoni Baia condo tower begins its 649-foot climb

The waterfront high-rise project is going vertical

An aerial view of the site from September 20.
Images courtesy of Missoni Baia

After nearly a year of below ground work, the 57-story Missoni Baia condominium tower is beginning its skyward climb at 777 NE 26th Terrace in Edgewater.

The start of vertical construction follows some serious foundation work comprising more than 345 tons of steel-reinforcing bars, 2,250 cubic yards of poured concrete, and 190 individual piles driven a combined 12,000 feet into the earth.

Crews are already working on the columns and shear walls of the building’s amenity deck and roughly 400-car parking garage. The pace of work is expected to accelerate as the tower rises higher, with crews expected to pour roughly one residential floor per week.

Perched on the edge of Biscayne Bay, the glassy design from Asymptote Architecture will top out at 649 feet. It will include 249 residences offered in one- to five-bedroom layouts styled by New York interior designer Paris Forino.

The Edgewater project is the latest local development to partner with a luxury consumer brand—in this case Italian fashion house Missoni. Building amenities include five swimming pools, an elevated tennis court and fitness center, a spa, media room, children’s playroom, and a pet spa.

Missoni Baia comes from developer OKO Group and partner Cain International and represents OKO’s first Miami project. The Vladislav Doronin-led company plans three more local projects including Brickell’s 47-story Una Residences designed by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill Architecture.

Construction on Missoni Baia is expected to be complete by late 2020, according to its developers.

Construction progress on the Missoni Baia site between September 11 (bottom) and 20 (top).