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View Poll Results: OKC
10 17 5.69%
9.5 6 2.01%
9.0 16 5.35%
8.5 15 5.02%
8.0 31 10.37%
7.5 38 12.71%
7.0 57 19.06%
6.5 27 9.03%
6.0 29 9.70%
5.5 12 4.01%
5.0 13 4.35%
4.5 4 1.34%
4.0 6 2.01%
3.5 5 1.67%
<3 23 7.69%
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Old September 9th, 2007, 06:01 AM   #121
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shane, please be a cool dude and give credit to the photographers if you can (the big pano is mine.)

i'm going with a very solid 8.5 on this one...if those towers to the north were closer to downtown it'd be a 9ish. nice density, height for the size, quality and variety, from neo-classical to art deco to modern to shiny glass shardsy.

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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #122
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Not to bad for it's size.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 09:11 AM   #123
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very nice pano!!! LSyd.

By the way, when did you take it? Thanks.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #124
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Old September 30th, 2007, 08:17 AM   #125
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very nice pano!!! LSyd.

By the way, when did you take it? Thanks.
thanks. in may this year.

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Old November 11th, 2007, 05:55 AM   #126
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Sorry Syd!

I just came across this one on Simtropolis forums... Don't know who took it...

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Kind of hazy, but it shows the NW business district skyline, Lake Hefner, with downtown behind... From WAY out in the country.
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Old November 11th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #127
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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #128
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This is not a small America city.
the skyline could be better
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Old January 11th, 2008, 11:38 AM   #129
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:04 PM   #130
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A few shots by KCgridlock at ssp, in this thread, http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=148229

















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Old April 9th, 2008, 07:05 AM   #132
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A solid 7.5. Love the density of our downtown.

Devon Energy, headquarted in Downtown OKC has just announced a new skyscraper for Downtown. It is to be 1 million square ft, iconic for OKC, and to be the tallest.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:33 PM   #133
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Old July 27th, 2008, 11:52 PM   #134
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Old July 29th, 2008, 12:30 AM   #135
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Yep, downtown Oklahoma City is very dense and looks great. Yet I agree, for a city of 1.4M people it could use about 5 more towers over 500 feet, at least one being in the 700 foot range.

It looks like this will be answered, with Devon soon to announce their tower. And we've been promised it will 'not be disappointing' from a skyscraper enthusiast prospective - meaning? most likely will be the state's tallest tower (would have to eclipse 667 feet to do so). They also promise the skyscraper will be iconic - which should give OKC lots of cred.

So while downtown OKC probably is a good 7.0-7.5 now, I'd anticipate the rating to significantly rise to the 8.0 or 8.5 level after its completion and the infill that's u/c at the moment.

I think some people may even expect too much of OKC because of it's name, but remember - this city is only 1.4M and has to compete with the juggernaut Dallas-Ft Worth (only 200 miles away), Kansas City (300 miles away), Houston (400 miles away), Denver (600 miles away) [all of these cities are larger and close enough to make life 'hard' for OKC; yet times are changing].

And in reality, OKC is not bad for a 1.4M city (having two clearly defined skylines and considering it's competition) and is only getting better.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 03:38 AM   #136
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 05:43 AM   #137
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Got to love all of the new things that have been announced in the last year that will drastically change OKC's skyline.

The new SkyDance Bridge:


The new 925-foot Devon Tower breaking ground in 2 or 3 months:


Core to Shore towers (further down):


Ford Center redesign (for the new NBA team):


A new bldg on the OK Medical Research Foundation campus:


River Point Towers (further down the line):


All of the new lofts and mixed-use developments in downtown (over 3,000 residential units currently in the works for the downtown area):













I took these myself:

































































I really love OKC. It seems like while most cities are struggling economically right now OKC is booming and finally breaking and making a name for itself all of a sudden.

If you don't know OKC, you should.
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Old December 2nd, 2008, 06:54 PM   #138
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 01:05 AM   #139
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5/10...

I really feel sorry for my beloved "Seattle Supersonics" who had to leave Seattle for this dump. Yeah, I said it!!!!
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 02:33 AM   #140
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I love those photos, SRG..

I really think OKC is one city that is unfairly hated. The only things I've been able to find wrong with it is its suburban sprawl and traffic congestion..really making it the typical US metro area. OKC's downtown is really cool. The skyline keeps looking better and better as they clean it up, and now the 925 foot tall addition that's on its way will really change things around Oklahoma.

OKC is an old boom town with a lot of really cool urbanism that is finally coming back to life. Architects and planners there have a really neat perspective on what the American city should be, and they take a lot of pride in their downtown area. It seems like they're trying return to a turn-of-the-century vintage approach to city building before WWII and massive freeways to the suburbs.

As for the skyline, it's great for a city of only 1.2 million or so. And the new skyscrapers being built also boost up the rating.. I give it an 8/10.
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