daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old January 22nd, 2010, 08:10 PM   #361
shane453
Registered User
 
shane453's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,229
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yorkshire Boy View Post
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.
Yeah, Devon Tower is on the southern edge of the CBD and the camera faces the brownfields to the south of the CBD- there is extremely dense office district behind the camera, entertainment/loft residential area to the east, and civic/cultural district to the west. But to the South, aside from a park and the NBA arena, there is nothing because the elevated I-40 highway has acted as a physical barrier to downtown development for a long time.

Since we are tearing down the elevated I-40, the city is pushing a plan to redevelop all the blank space you see in the camera's view, called Core to Shore.



Voters have just approved funding for the huge park element and the convention center that will be the centers of the development, as well as the streetcar connection for this area. There will also be a 180-foot tall, iconic pedestrian bridge to enhance connectivity over the new I-40.



And they are hoping these things will encourage private development, especially dense residential and retail uses, to fill in the area south of the CBD that looks so empty.
shane453 no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old January 24th, 2010, 02:59 AM   #362
Yorkshire Boy
─ ★★★★★ ─
 
Yorkshire Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,790
Likes (Received): 604

Wow, that's pretty in depth there, thanks for that Shane!
Yorkshire Boy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 24th, 2010, 03:50 AM   #363
TXSkyWatcher
Registered User
 
TXSkyWatcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Terrell...30 miles east of Dallas
Posts: 659
Likes (Received): 42

Wow....that's a gorgeous bridge design. Thanks for sharing the renders!
TXSkyWatcher no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 25th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #364
shane453
Registered User
 
shane453's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,229
Likes (Received): 4

Holes getting deeper at both the tower and podium foundations... 1/21/10 by Lauri101 at okctalk.com/flickr

image hosted on flickr


image hosted on flickr
shane453 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 26th, 2010, 05:38 PM   #365
RandomNameTag
Skyscraper fan
 
RandomNameTag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: rural Georgia, United States
Posts: 468
Likes (Received): 22

Bridge design looks a lot like that bridge in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
RandomNameTag no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 29th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #366
Hot Rod
Big City Enthusiast
 
Hot Rod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Vancouver, Osaka, Chicago, Chongqing, Seattle, and OKC
Posts: 773
Likes (Received): 99

yes, the bridge is beautiful!
Hot Rod no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2010, 05:57 PM   #367
TU 'cane
Registered User.
 
TU 'cane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 2,251
Likes (Received): 111

And this winter storm stuff is only pushing this thing back and back...
__________________
Farewell Texas Stadium
1971-2008


Principle 27: The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
-28 Principles of Freedom


"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."
-Jacques Barzun
TU 'cane no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old January 31st, 2010, 06:06 PM   #368
Dale
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 9,177
Likes (Received): 5505

Quote:
Originally Posted by TU 'cane View Post
And this winter storm stuff is only pushing this thing back and back...
global warming
Dale no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 2nd, 2010, 04:08 AM   #369
TU 'cane
Registered User.
 
TU 'cane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 2,251
Likes (Received): 111

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale View Post
global warming
Doggone Global Warming... Oops I meant "Climate Change"...
Geeze, let's not even get into that.

Anyone know how they've been working around this last blast of ice and snow? Did they start back up today or are they not allowed to or what?
__________________
Farewell Texas Stadium
1971-2008


Principle 27: The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
-28 Principles of Freedom


"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."
-Jacques Barzun
TU 'cane no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 8th, 2010, 07:29 PM   #370
shane453
Registered User
 
shane453's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,229
Likes (Received): 4

The poster RWB at OKCTalk.com seems to be someone with technical knowledge of the project, he posted this update:

2-7-10

Devon Update:

The drilled piers for the tower were completed last Friday. Fifty nine piers were installed, the longest being drilled 135 feet below the dirt bench that the drill rigs sit on. Pier diameters were 60" and the shafts were filled with concrete with a maximum compressive strength of 12,000 pounds per square inch. The big blue drill rig is a Bauer BG-40 drill. Excavation to expose the pier tops will begin this week. The excavation depth is about 17' from the bench elevation and about 32' from street elevation.

There are approximately 580 additional drilled piers to install that will support portions of the Devon structure. While this work is being done, a 12' thick reinforced concrete pier cap will be poured on top of the 59 tower piers. After that, it's straight up with the tower.

The concrete walls around the perimeter of the site consist of overlapping drilled and concreted shafts (called "secant" shafts) with steel beams in some of them. Once excavation of the dirt started, the inside face of the secants was sprayed with a form of concrete called "shotcrete". The shotcrete is used as a subsurface for waterproofing material prior to forming the perimeter walls and pouring the wall concrete. In areas where the excavation is over
16' +/- deep, the secant walls are laterally supported with earth anchors called "tiebacks" which keep the walls from falling into the excavation. The tiebacks are drilled outside the perimeter walls and consist of 6" diameter shafts that are filled with multi-strand steel cables and filled ith grout (cement and water). Once the grout hardens, the strands are tensioned to a specific load and locked off against the inside face of the secant wall.
shane453 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 8th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #371
spectre000
Moderator
 
spectre000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 7,904
Likes (Received): 5170

Nice update. 59 piers done and 580 more to go. Wow!!
spectre000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2010, 10:07 PM   #372
shane453
Registered User
 
shane453's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,229
Likes (Received): 4

There was an accident at the construction site yesterday. Two concrete columns on the parking garage collapsed and fell three stories into a public alleyway as a crane put a piece of wall into place, narrowly missing two construction workers. No one was injured but it came extremely close to two construction workers. And it was caught on tape:

http://www.news9.com/Global/category...partnerclipid=
shane453 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 9th, 2010, 10:29 PM   #373
spectre000
Moderator
 
spectre000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 7,904
Likes (Received): 5170

Wow! Those guys are crazy lucky.
spectre000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #374
QuarterMileSidewalk
Laissez-Faire Forever!
 
QuarterMileSidewalk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fontana, California
Posts: 261
Likes (Received): 11

Yikes!
QuarterMileSidewalk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2010, 05:05 AM   #375
araujo.lcarlos
ego sum ​​ATHEUS
 
araujo.lcarlos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 7,702
Likes (Received): 694

very nice...
__________________
"Pessima inimgo hominis est ignorantia"
araujo.lcarlos no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 10th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #376
kalt
The Cold One
 
kalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 130
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by shane453 View Post
There was an accident at the construction site yesterday. Two concrete columns on the parking garage collapsed and fell three stories into a public alleyway as a crane put a piece of wall into place, narrowly missing two construction workers. No one was injured but it came extremely close to two construction workers. And it was caught on tape:

http://www.news9.com/Global/category...partnerclipid=
I bet they're taking a day off...
__________________
http://www.kalt.co
kalt no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2010, 03:49 AM   #377
TU 'cane
Registered User.
 
TU 'cane's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tulsa
Posts: 2,251
Likes (Received): 111

How did the columns fall? By the crane or is this a sign of what's to come with shoddy work?
__________________
Farewell Texas Stadium
1971-2008


Principle 27: The burden of debt is as destructive to freedom as subjugation by conquest.
-28 Principles of Freedom


"Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred."
-Jacques Barzun
TU 'cane no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2010, 05:20 AM   #378
dmoor82
Red Sox Nation!
 
dmoor82's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 1,497
Likes (Received): 46

^ I know those damn construction companies from Tulsa f---n things up!LOL
dmoor82 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 11th, 2010, 06:58 AM   #379
spectre000
Moderator
 
spectre000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Paul
Posts: 7,904
Likes (Received): 5170

Quote:
Originally Posted by kalt View Post
I bet they're taking a day off...
I bet their buying some lottery tickets.
spectre000 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 12th, 2010, 03:28 PM   #380
okcpulse
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 55
Likes (Received): 0

Quote:
Originally Posted by TU 'cane View Post
How did the columns fall? By the crane or is this a sign of what's to come with shoddy work?
Ummm... nope. Gusting winds caused the wall to clip one of the columns as it was being lifted into place. $hit happens.
okcpulse no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
oklahoma city

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu