Following twelve months of excavation and subterranean construction work, OKO Group's Asymptote Architecture-designed Missoni Baia has now reached above grade and is ready to rise. At 57-storeys, the 649-foot residential high-rise is slated to become one of Miami's tallest towers, the Edgewater-area project to deliver 249 luxury units to the city's downtown waterfront. 

Missoni Baia, as it will appear upon completion, image courtesy

Owing partially to the tower's proximity to the ocean, the excavation and below-grade construction process required a great deal of prep work, the foundations requiring 345 tons of steel rebar, 2,250 cubic yards of poured concrete, for a total of 190 piles driven into 12,000 feet of earth. All of this is more than necessary once the the 400-car parking garage and multi-storey podium level is considered, not to mention the tower itself. 

Missoni Baia, tower rising above grade, Sept 20, image courtesy

Units will range from one to five bedrooms, sized between 776 and 3,788 square feet. Every unit will be appointed with high-quality finishes, and the majority of residents will be provided with sweeping ocean vistas. 

Missoni Baia, as it will appear against the Miami skyline, image via OKO Group

Amenities will include an Olympic-sized swimming pool with cabanas, a children's pool, and an infinity-edge pool, to cover every imaginable swimming-based desire - Atlantic Ocean included. For those looking for something more terrestrial, the inclusion of an oceanside tennis court, fitness centre, and spa, will be sure to please.

SkyriseCities will be sure to return to this project as progress continues. For more information, check out the associated Database file and Forum thread, and as always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.