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Old January 4th, 2010, 12:45 AM   #341
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Yeah I think the berms were a last minute addition thought to be a good idea to deflect wind and make the park more "idyllic" or something.

Although the trees have matured well and the natural setting is nice, the man-made elements have never quite worked, other than the Crystal Bridge itself. There are a lot of very ugly brutalist elements with concrete walls. It works for the Stage Center, and it works in Fort Worth's water gardens, but it just doesn't fit here. Even worse are the rusted metal walls that hold up some of the berms. These were also used some around the bricktown canal and I despise them.
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Old January 4th, 2010, 05:06 AM   #342
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I bet there's a bunch of re-development coming your way in OKC as Devon gets built.
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Old January 5th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #343
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^ oyeah!project 180,myriad gardens overhaul,Sandridge energy. alot going on to say the least!
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Old January 8th, 2010, 09:31 PM   #344
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Old January 10th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #345
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Devon to leave void in downtown offices
by Richard Mize
January 9, 2010

http://www.newsok.com/devon-to-leave...financial-news


A 900,000-square-foot pall hangs over downtown Oklahoma City’s office market.

That’s how much space Devon Energy will leave empty when it moves to its new headquarters in a few years.

Not that anyone, publicly, is saying anything negative about the 50-story, 1.8 million-square-foot Devon tower, which is set to get under way this spring. The numbers alone are stark enough.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 01:20 AM   #346
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Oh, well!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #347
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Most of the real estate analysts seem to be healthily concerned, but confident that a new tenant will come in to fill Devon's spot- just like Sandridge Energy's purchase of the 500,000 sf of KMG campus when that company was bought a few years ago.

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Here's a cool video update of construction from newsok.com... Project is "Ahead of schedule and under budget"

http://www.newsok.com/multimedia/video/58781413001
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Old January 10th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #348
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nice proyect"!!!
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Old January 10th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #349
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Wow! That building will sure make a statement in the heartland of America. It´ll completely change the face of Oklahoma City´s skyline. Congrats! It´s a really nice design.
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Old January 11th, 2010, 10:32 AM   #350
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Holy crap. I'm stunned. Its quite a beautiful building and I suppose I shouldn't have suspected anything less from Pichard Clinton. Well here you go. OKC's crowning moment if there hasn't been one in the past 10 years! ;]





For those that don't know our skyline... Its very short for a city of our size at 504 feet tallest, boxy, and dense. This building is a whopping 421' taller at 925'.

Specs: 54 Floors/ 925'/ 1.9 million square feet/ Devon Headquarters/ 6 floor atrium to tie-in with the Myriad Gardens across the street/ Beautiful. ;]
That's a very interesting topic.
But this field is still new to me.
It will be grateful if you give me some
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Old January 13th, 2010, 11:54 PM   #351
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Looks like the parking garage has topped out..

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Old January 14th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #352
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Are they pouring concrete into the tower's base? From that pic it looks like it.
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Old January 14th, 2010, 01:33 AM   #353
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It's goona look great when completed! Well done OKC!
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Old January 14th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #354
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i like the design
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Old January 14th, 2010, 04:55 AM   #355
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Is that some serious digging I see going on?
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:32 PM   #356
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Old January 21st, 2010, 07:51 PM   #357
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I haven't looked at the webcam in awhile. Nice to see they moved it to the left so we can see the tower's plot. Progress is very good so far.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:26 PM   #358
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I've been following this thread closely, and I know that there is going to be some regeneration in the city boosted by this tower, but is there any other high/mid rises planned nearby?... looking at Kalt's picture there seems to be a large amount of land underused in the background.
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Old January 21st, 2010, 09:46 PM   #359
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I've been following this thread closely, and I know that there is going to be some regeneration in the city boosted by this tower, but is there any other high/mid rises planned nearby?... looking at Kalt's picture there seems to be a large amount of land underused in the background.
I don't think their will be any new vertical developments nearby, but a lot of street level and park improvements. This tower is going to flood the OKC downtown with a lot of excess office space once it's complete. So it'll probably take awhile for the market to absorb the newly vacant space.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 03:37 AM   #360
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Well hopefully we could see some new residential skyscrapers, hopefully a developer such as Novare may come along and built a 600 or 700 foot project! With new improved streets among other things, hopefully this will attract a lot to downtown including people who would want to live there.
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