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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:31 PM   #1
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OKLAHOMA CITY | Devon Headquarters | 257m | 844ft | 52 fl | Com

New Devon World Headquarters tower located in Downtown OKC on the southern edge of the CBD. The tower will ultimately reach a final height of 850 feet (282 m), and will amass over 1,800,000 square feet. It is estimated at $750,000,000 and is designed by Pickard Chilton Architects.

The tower will become the tallest in Oklahoma (current tallest: 607 ft), and in OKC (current tallest: 500 ft). Construction began October 6, 2009 and will be completed in 2012.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #2
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looks quite promising. great height too
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:50 PM   #3
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More renderings. I'll also point out that at 925', this will be taller than Dallas' tallest, Bank of America Plaza.















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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #4
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Very, very nice. I wanna see more night shots with the skyline.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:02 PM   #5
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WOW, such a great design!

Congratulations.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #6
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this is an amazing thing to be built in the heart of america
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:26 PM   #7
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Nice design!!!!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:29 PM   #8
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whats the statues?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:31 PM   #9
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My Lord! over and above my wildest expectations. I would have been mightely impressed by 700 feet.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #10
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I like it Very nice and classic.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 09:34 PM   #11
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WOOOOW! OKC definently could use this! Will be the greatest modern tower in Oklahoma. Looks amazing! Tall as hell for OKC. congrats OKC
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #12
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Thumbs up More complete renderings

courtesy of Doug L. (who has the OKC press kit)

Congrats to OKC!



Downtown Skyline
















Interior Lobby



Dining Court



Park at Southwest Corner



Site Designs

lots of water integrated


Cross-section view



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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #13
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Isn't their going to be a significant retail component ?
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Old August 20th, 2008, 10:49 PM   #14
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There's going to be retail, but I don't think I would call it significant. Not in a Time Warner Center sense. That kind of retail is "vision" for south of the Myriad Gardens fronting the new Boulevard that will replace I-40.
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Can't say I'm not jealous by this. This is awesome for OKC!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #16
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Devon Energy (a company that most in OKC had no awareness of 7-8 years ago) has 1700 employees currently spread over downtown in 5 different buildings. This will consolidate them and allow for growth up to 3000 employees, which they expect to have by 2012 or soon after. They will be the sole tenant.

It includes a 10 story garage, meeting space, a six-story glass rotunda connecting it all, first-floor retail, and a park outside.

The rotunda is designed to fall right on the "Harvey Axis", a line that is being used as a focal point for redevelopment of a massive blighted area south of downtown. It will connect the OKC National Memorial to the Devon HQ, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, a new iconic central park, and the Oklahoma River on the south end.
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Any retail spaces at the podium, like a mall? I'm hoping they include a high-end mall at the podium just like the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That way, it will draw more crowds.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 11:38 PM   #18
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Looks great! Something like this is what the Oklahoma skyline need.
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Any retail spaces at the podium, like a mall? I'm hoping they include a high-end mall at the podium just like the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That way, it will draw more crowds.
There will be retail on the first two levels of the "podium".
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Old August 21st, 2008, 01:55 AM   #20
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http://www.businessweek.com/ap/finan.../D92M6OP00.htm


Devon plans 925-foot skyscraper in Oklahoma City


Devon Energy Corp. will build a new headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City that includes a 54-story, 925-foot tall skyscraper that will be the tallest building in Oklahoma and cost upward of $750 million.

CEO Larry Nichols said the building, set to be completed in 2012, will house more than 2,200 employees initially with annual payroll of $265 million. Devon employees are now located in five buildings in the city.

Mayor Mick Cornett said it was by far the largest private construction project ever undertaken in Oklahoma City.

Nichols said Devon is growing, with over 40,000 natural gas and oil wells still to be drilled "and we're building on that everyday." Officials believe 3,000 employees will eventually work in the new building.

The company bills itself as the largest U.S.-based oil and gas producer and is 221st on the latest Fortune 500 list with $12.1 billion in revenue.

The skyscraper will eclipse the 52-story Bank of Oklahoma Tower in Tulsa. Oklahoma City's tallest building is now the 36-story Chase Tower.

Nichols said the project shows the company's commitment to the city, and the complex is being designed to blend in with the city's existing architecture and now overpower it.

As to the future of Devon, Nichols said every large company he is aware of being sold either had problems or wanted to be sold.

"I can assure you we have no problems and we don't want to be bought," he said.

Adjacent to the 1.9 million square-foot building will be a glass rotunda that will be 100 feet tall and 100 feet in diameter, where employees will enter the building. Nearby will be a large conference center and park area.

The project is being managed by Hines, which has offices in 16 countries, and Pickard Chilton is the lead architect. Other companies involved in the development include Glensler, Kendall Heaton Associates and Cushman Wakefield Co.

Jon Pickard, one of the founders of Pickard Chilton, said the skyscraper will be illuminated and a large urban park nearby will include fountains, a green space, a pavilion and a reflective pool.

He said the six-level glass "knuckle," or rotunda, is the heart of the project's design, which he said is an attempt to "create a beacon" in the center of the city.

The peak construction work force for the project is estimated at 500 employees. The project received unanimous approval of the Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority.

"I think today we are seeing what in the future will be the heart of our city. This is a magnificent, magnificent building," said Stanton Young, chairman of the authority

According to a database compiled by the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat the proposed tower would be the 20th tallest building in the United States as of today. The only cities with taller buildings would be Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Seattle.

It would also be the 54th tallest building in the world. However, dozens of taller buildings have been proposed and not yet built.

Officials said the Devon project will generate revenue to help develop the 17-acre Myriad Gardens area across the street.

Cornett said it will anchor the Core to Shore plan, referring to development of an area south of downtown to the Oklahoma River which is expected to pick up after Interstate 40 is moved south of its current location.
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