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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:24 PM   #2061
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Downtown Oklahoma City abuzz with building

Developers, city officials provide an update on more than $1 billion in construction under way in downtown Oklahoma City.

Published: February 12, 2012

More than $1 billion in construction is under way downtown — at this moment. Some of the projects, most notably the 50-story Devon Energy Center, can be spotted miles away. But others are less visible, and yet more work is on the drawing boards and on the cusp of keeping the construction industry gainfully employed for years to come.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #2062
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #2063
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Old February 12th, 2012, 06:55 PM   #2064
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It is looking fantastic! I really love it. It is nice to see Memorial Park included at that picture. Please forgive my ignorance, did they ever rebuild Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 08:53 PM   #2065
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The new federal building is here.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #2066
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:42 AM   #2067
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all, I 'just' returned from a trip to OKC - and I must say, OMG this skyscraper is simply impressive and beautiful.

Im not just saying that because OKC is my hometown, I think it is the most beautiful skyscraper I have ever seen - including Chi, Shanghai, NY, Vancouver, ... These pics do NOT do this building justice, you MUST see it in person; up close and miles away, to really see the presence of this magnificently beautiful skyscraper.

OKC is moving ahead in more ways than this building, but I must say - Devon is the headliner and OMG, what a statement. ....

Do yourself a favor if you like skyscrapers and find a reason to spend a day in OKC. You will not be disappointed. ...
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Old February 14th, 2012, 05:03 AM   #2068
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all, I 'just' returned from a trip to OKC - and I must say, OMG this skyscraper is simply impressive and beautiful.

Im not just saying that because OKC is my hometown, I think it is the most beautiful skyscraper I have ever seen - including Chi, Shanghai, NY, Vancouver, ... These pics do NOT do this building justice, you MUST see it in person; up close and miles away, to really see the presence of this magnificently beautiful skyscraper.

OKC is moving ahead in more ways than this building, but I must say - Devon is the headliner and OMG, what a statement. ....

Do yourself a favor if you like skyscrapers and find a reason to spend a day in OKC. You will not be disappointed. ...
I have family from Boston that visit OKC on a regular basis,after picking my two cousins up from WWRA,We took I-44 onto the new stretch of I-40 and both of them said WOW!They both could not believe a skyscraper like this could be built in dinky OKC!I took them to the OK river,Deep Deuce,downtown/Bricktown and lastly by the Chesapeake campus,and they were amazed that OKC had develpment like that!I think that if someone from Boston says WOW,then your doing something right.People that have a bad or negative perception of the city need to visit again and take it all in!
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Old February 14th, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2069
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I can imagine! But I think in future I'llnot visit OKC...
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:04 AM   #2070
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I went to OKC last week as well. This building is absolutely beautiful. The area is also looking up although finding parking was an awful experience and the downtown area is surrounded by pretty ugly neighborhoods and highways like crazy. The transportation system seems chaotic and messy as well. I hope this building is just one step in OKC's urban transformation because one building doesn't make a city "modern" or "great". OKC has great potential but this involves making downtown more pedestrian friendly, prettier, and buzzing. The place was dead around Devon and you wouldn't know the area had people if every parking spot wasn't taken. I also think OKC should spruce up its highways and get rid of all the factories near downtown. I think Tulsa should do the same. People don't like living next to 1900s run-down factories. That's true everywhere in America.

PS-I had some of the best Chinese food in the Asian District. On the other hand, the Myriad Gardens were a huge rip off. $21 for some plants. Nah, I should have just walked around the garden in the back by the Devon.
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This building looks great OKC is looking better and better
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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:47 PM   #2072
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I went to OKC last week as well. This building is absolutely beautiful. The area is also looking up although finding parking was an awful experience and the downtown area is surrounded by pretty ugly neighborhoods and highways like crazy. The transportation system seems chaotic and messy as well. I hope this building is just one step in OKC's urban transformation because one building doesn't make a city "modern" or "great". OKC has great potential but this involves making downtown more pedestrian friendly, prettier, and buzzing. The place was dead around Devon and you wouldn't know the area had people if every parking spot wasn't taken. I also think OKC should spruce up its highways and get rid of all the factories near downtown. I think Tulsa should do the same. People don't like living next to 1900s run-down factories. That's true everywhere in America.

PS-I had some of the best Chinese food in the Asian District. On the other hand, the Myriad Gardens were a huge rip off. $21 for some plants. Nah, I should have just walked around the garden in the back by the Devon.
Only an urban purist would make such observations. Honestly, I didn't think that OKC was this ghastly when I visited way back in 1995. Even back then it reminded me of most Sunbelt downtowns.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:11 AM   #2074
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These kinds of shots are what need to replace the dated photos you see everywhere of our city.
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This scraper' looks great!
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It dwarfs the rest of the skyline.
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These kinds of shots are what need to replace the dated photos you see everywhere of our city.
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If OKC had one more tower about 100ft shorter than Devon Tower then the skyline would be perfect!

It seems that this is the biggest buzz OKC has had in years, my uncle in OKC sent me an email the other day talking all about it.
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