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Old August 10th, 2009, 11:41 PM   #201
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It's sharp and it's clean, if a little plain but very good quality for headquarters.
^Plain? It will be leed certified and a reflecting pool will sit around the 3 sided oval shaped tower to make it look like it is floating on water!
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Old August 11th, 2009, 05:09 AM   #202
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Being LEED Certified doesn't change how plain it appears. And a reflecting pool will only help it's appearance if you were actually on the tower's grounds or close by.

It is a bit conservative, but I like it a lot. I think it's beautiful the way it is.
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Old August 11th, 2009, 03:11 PM   #203
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Being LEED Certified doesn't change how plain it appears. And a reflecting pool will only help it's appearance if you were actually on the tower's grounds or close by.

It is a bit conservative, but I like it a lot. I think it's beautiful the way it is.
I was just stating I dont' think the renderings and design are plain but, yeah I'll go with you on a little conservative!I like your avatar!where were you standing in that pic?
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Old August 13th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #204
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I was just stating I dont' think the renderings and design are plain but, yeah I'll go with you on a little conservative!I like your avatar!where were you standing in that pic?
Umm. It's the parking garage that is right next to the Chase tower and Skirvin. I wanna say it's the Santa Fe parking garage that has the OU emblem on it.
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Old August 14th, 2009, 07:03 AM   #205
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From The Journal Record,

http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=101550


Technology brings Devon plans to life
by Kelley Chambers
The Journal Record August 14, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY – When Larry Nichols sets foot in the new Devon Tower for the first time three years from now, John Wood, vice president and project officer with real estate firm Hines, wants it to feel like home.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 12:55 AM   #206
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I have visited a few forums, and I have heard rumors that the Devon Towers height is being reduced from 925' to 908' (-17'),like I said these are just rumors!
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:11 AM   #207
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Not really rumors. That came from the mouth of Hines exec John Wood.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 04:24 AM   #208
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Strange.....why 17'?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #209
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Strange.....why 17'?
Here is the article...No worries.

http://www.newsok.com/devon-shortens...ad_story_title

Kimker said space requirements changed when the company decided to build its data center separately at Will Rogers World Airport to ensure business continuity in case of a disaster. That change resulted in the height of the "podium” building next to the tower changing from seven to six stories.

Expectations changed further as global architecture firm Gensler began laying out chunks of office space floor by floor, said John Wood, project supervisor with Hines development company.

Refined drawings showed a floor initially thought to hold 10 offices could hold 12, while floor-to-floor height changed from 15 feet to 14 feet and 8 inches, Wood said.

"Design of a project like this is a continuum,” Wood said. "We’re constantly looking to refine the program and make sure it’s as specific as possible for what the user needs are and then you tailor as best as you can. A 50- story tower at 1.8 million square feet — that’s still something.”
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Old August 15th, 2009, 03:17 PM   #210
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Well that makes sense...thanks for sharing the article. The height change will be imperceptible anyway.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:11 PM   #211
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New height is 825 feet.
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:26 PM   #212
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925' minus 17' isn't 825' by any stretch....where'd you get that number?
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Old August 15th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #213
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The 908' number is from an article that refers to the tower as 54 floors.

Today its learned that the tower is only 50 floors. So subtract 60' for those floors in the original floor height, and 17 more feet* for the height loss on the remaining floors with the new floor height. That gets you to 831' then I just took 6' feet off the crown assuming they would keep it at a similar scale and to bring it to a nice 825' number.



*I doubt it, but will admit its possible that the 17' that were originally lost came from the reduced height per floor which could mean the new height is between 840-850'.
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The 908' number is from an article that refers to the tower as 54 floors.

Today its learned that the tower is only 50 floors. So subtract 60' for those floors in the original floor height, and 17 more feet* for the height loss on the remaining floors with the new floor height. That gets you to 831' then I just took 6' feet off the crown assuming they would keep it at a similar scale and to bring it to a nice 825' number.



*I doubt it, but will admit its possible that the 17' that were originally lost came from the reduced height per floor which could mean the new height is between 840-850'.
Can you come up with a legit article?
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A legit article for what? All it takes is a little common sense. Why would they talk about building a more efficient tower and the take was is essentially dead space at the top of the tower that was originally 60' in height and turn it into 120' or more in height.
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According to post 209 just above the tower is 908' and 50 floors. Can't access that article, but if someone else can we might be able to get this straightened out. No other mention of height under 908' so far. Coomon sense takes a back seat to print...find us the article!
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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:23 AM   #217
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I'm hearing 850 from reliable sources.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:24 AM   #218
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According to post 209 just above the tower is 908' and 50 floors. Can't access that article, but if someone else can we might be able to get this straightened out. No other mention of height under 908' so far. Coomon sense takes a back seat to print...find us the article!
I agree. Come up with a legit article. If the tower is reduced to 850' then it will probably look better against the skyline anyway.
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Old August 16th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #219
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According to post 209 just above the tower is 908' and 50 floors. Can't access that article, but if someone else can we might be able to get this straightened out. No other mention of height under 908' so far. Coomon sense takes a back seat to print...find us the article!
At no point in time does that article mention a height, just says the floor count has been reduced.

Here is an article that talks about 908', and says the tower is 54 floors.

http://www.newsok.com/devon-official...rticle/3392766
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I'm hearing 850 from reliable sources.
Yeah, somebody who seems to know what they are talking about posted that in the Devon thread in the SE development forum.
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