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Old June 1st, 2010, 12:44 AM   #541
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From a couple weeks ago.

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Devon tower construction rises above street level

Construction on Devon Energys new corporate headquarters is on schedule, on budget, and the tower should begin rising into the air this summer. All Devon employees, meanwhile, should complete their move to the expanded former City Center West garage by July 1.

BY STEVE LACKMEYER Oklahoman
Published: May 16, 2010

The future Devon Energy tower is starting to rise above street level, and project officials predict the structure will gain speed and climb about one floor a week within the next month.

Klay Kimker, vice president of administration at Devon, said work on the accompanying garage expansion is nearing an end and should be "100 percent” complete by July 1. At that time, all 2,000 of Devon’s work force will be relocated from the Santa Fe and Century Center garages, Kimker said.

John Wood, project supervisor with Hines, said by Aug. 1, the tower itself will be as tall as the expanded 10-story garage.

"We will be up to the sixth floor,” Wood said. "And on the building the sixth floor will be approximately where the 10th floor of the garage is. And it’s a very consistent type of progress we will see now and for the next 18 months.”

Wood said the next few weeks will be spent on the more elaborate first six floors. But from the seventh floor up, Wood said, the floor plates are fairly typical and will go up much faster.

"We will be able to get one complete floor every seven to eight days,” Wood said. "If you go away on vacation for a couple of weeks, it might be 30 feet higher than it was when you left. And later this summer, sometime in August, we will begin placing the glass exterior.”
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Old June 1st, 2010, 12:57 AM   #542
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Skywatcher. I have lived in the inner north and south OKC sides all my life. There hasn't been one in the inner city since I've been alive. The outlying areas might get hit, but it's usually minimal [with the exception of a few, including the May 3rd, 1999]. Tornadoes don't just sweep out of the sky at anytime and blow us away. Tornadoes are a part of life here.
I hear ya, but they do form close by MUCH more often than they do here in Dallas. Remember we get your weather with ours and since my company works outside I am always watching the weather.

Better knock on wood BTW, Fort Worth got hit right up the middle of downtown a few years back, just cause they haven't don't mean they won't! I've been way too close to a big twister [F5] when I was a kid in Wichita Falls, I take them very seriously.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 05:26 AM   #543
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I am by no means going to stand up on my roof and watch a tornado come and take me away because I am so confident that one will not cut through the city and I don't take them seriously. I am speaking of the way we live with the danger of tornadoes and how that relationship has resulted in a severe weather system and severe weather readiness that is instilled in this city. Tornadoes are always serious, but they do not take precedence in the average person's mind here unless the sirens start blaring. And contrary to most people's beliefs outside of Tornado Alley, like the poster who initiated this whole conversation, tornadoes do not just jump out of the sky every 7 minutes and destroy the city. But enough about that Skywatcher. We are both obviously people that are accustomed to such adverse weather; I meant for my conflicting posts to smooth out the worries of outsiders and the city's weather.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 05:46 AM   #544
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Thanx for posting Spectre! So if all goes good this tower should be topped out in about a year!that's great news!The OKC skyline will be different,bigger,taller,more appealing in under 1 year!Cool.
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Old June 1st, 2010, 06:04 PM   #545
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I heard there was a rather nasty hailstorm in OKC back in mid-May. I guess the building suffered little-no damage.
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Old June 2nd, 2010, 07:03 AM   #546
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Thanx for posting Spectre! So if all goes good this tower should be topped out in about a year!that's great news!The OKC skyline will be different,bigger,taller,more appealing in under 1 year!Cool.
Yup, should top out by next summer. The glass installation should be done by the end of next year or early 2012. Internal work should be done by the end of '12 or early '13. I can't wait to visit OKC and see this one in person when its done.
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I heard there was a rather nasty hailstorm in OKC back in mid-May. I guess the building suffered little-no damage.
The worst of the hail storm barely missed downtown OKC. The damage path of the hail storm is a spotty trail from Nichols Hills southeast to Tinker AFB and Lake Stanley Draper.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 05:48 AM   #548
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woooow, nice project
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Old June 10th, 2010, 05:32 AM   #550
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Some updates from okctalk.com

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I'm glad that Oklahoma City is getting a skyscraper. Maybe I'll cut through there the next time I head out to Cali...
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Old June 10th, 2010, 07:25 AM   #552
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Wow! It is rising really fast! Impressive!
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Old June 13th, 2010, 11:33 AM   #553
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Construction site June 11th panorama. Courtesy of Platemaker at okctalk.com

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Here are 2 from the opposite side that I took last night.

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Should be a fairly light building as well. The red strands in the last picture are PT cables. Always makes the building process go quicker.
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Old June 23rd, 2010, 01:36 AM   #556
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Construction site June 11th panorama. Courtesy of Platemaker at okctalk.com

Do you know how long it takes before they can remove The scaffolding from the previous built floors?
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Old June 27th, 2010, 12:53 AM   #557
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Any pic updates? Haven't had one in nearly two weeks...
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Very nice. Almost as tall as the Colcord.
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It will be an awesome new landmark for the city
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