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Old September 4th, 2010, 05:13 AM   #681
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Elegant design. This is going to be an excellent tower.
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Old September 4th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #682
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I agree! When I lived there it was cool seeing the multiple skyline clusters around the city.

As for OKC driving in on NW Expressway from the NW was cool with all the towers there and the downtown OKC skyline in the distance.
I can't wait to drive it when Devon is finished.

For you OKC people, can you see the cranes from the NW yet?
Yea it's cool seeing them for Tulsa's size.

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Tulsa has secondary skylines wider and taller than OKC's NW Expwy?I'm not talking about those 3 gold towers!OKC has 3 skylines,dt,med district and nw expwy!
Well we too have a "medical district" over off of Yale. We also have a portion right off of I-44 where 2 or 3 buildings I'd say 200 feet or so stand. Then there's the two thrifty towers off of highway 51 and the cityplex towers (gold towers) off of riverside which I really wouldn't constitute as skylines. They aren't as wide as OKC's NW skyline but I'm pretty sure Tulsa has many more "clusters" and buildings overall.

I'll get some pics one day...
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Old September 4th, 2010, 10:52 AM   #683
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Old September 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM   #684
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Cool pic.

I take it that was before or after that line of storms moved in. Where's the facade panels? I thought they began installing them?
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Old September 4th, 2010, 06:40 PM   #685
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Cool pic.

I take it that was before or after that line of storms moved in. Where's the facade panels? I thought they began installing them?
Look just above the West I-40 sign..
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Old September 4th, 2010, 10:58 PM   #686
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Yea it's cool seeing them for Tulsa's size.



Well we too have a "medical district" over off of Yale. We also have a portion right off of I-44 where 2 or 3 buildings I'd say 200 feet or so stand. Then there's the two thrifty towers off of highway 51 and the cityplex towers (gold towers) off of riverside which I really wouldn't constitute as skylines. They aren't as wide as OKC's NW skyline but I'm pretty sure Tulsa has many more "clusters" and buildings overall.

I'll get some pics one day...
I agree Tulsa does have more highrises overall than OKC,that is a fact!
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Old September 4th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #687
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Cool pic.

I take it that was before or after that line of storms moved in. Where's the facade panels? I thought they began installing them?
It may be a test installation with full bore installation some time ahead.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 12:08 AM   #688
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This is the finest tall skyscraper under construction in the U.S. outside of NYC right now. And it's in "tiny" Oklahoma City! Unbelieveable.

I can see construction is well underway, but given the economy I just have to ask. Is the construction fully funded? What are the odds that this project will stall or be scaled back because of all the "change" in the economy.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 02:37 AM   #689
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This is the finest tall skyscraper under construction in the U.S. outside of NYC right now. And it's in "tiny" Oklahoma City! Unbelieveable.

I can see construction is well underway, but given the economy I just have to ask. Is the construction fully funded? What are the odds that this project will stall or be scaled back because of all the "change" in the economy.
1.) OKC has 570,000 people and a metro of 1.3 million!Depends on your definition of "tiny"! and 2.)Devon Energy is The Largest Independent Natural Gas Company in America and is a Fortune 500 Company!The Tower is being paid for by Devon which is a Homegrown company and The Taxes gennerated by This project are set into a TIF for The City of OKC too use for Project 180(100+million Dollars)so overall this project is about 1 Billion Dollars!YES this tower is fully funded and is Chump Change for Devon!OKC has many other projects including Boathouse Row,Two new Medical towers in The Medical district,American Indian Cultural center,Sandridge Energy,Hotels going up,Outlett mall,relocated I-40 etc.....Billions of Dollars of development going on in OKC in this "Recession"!

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Old September 5th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #690
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This is the finest tall skyscraper under construction in the U.S. outside of NYC right now. And it's in "tiny" Oklahoma City! Unbelieveable.

I can see construction is well underway, but given the economy I just have to ask. Is the construction fully funded? What are the odds that this project will stall or be scaled back because of all the "change" in the economy.
This isn't a speculative office tower. Its being paid for by Devon and going to be their corporate HQ.

I'd say the odds of it not being completed to the original design are slim to none.

Don't be such a pessimist.
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Old September 5th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #691
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yep, Devon Tower is fully paid (actually PRE-PAID) for. Even the taxes for the land is pre-paid, since Devon has loaned Oklahoma City the money the city would get in TIFF funds over the next 25 years with the tower there.

Given this, I think everyone can rest assured that this project will be completed and might even have a few surprises. Devon Tower is NOT financed, not speculative, and will be built.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 07:26 AM   #692
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Look just above the West I-40 sign..
Yea that's the same pane(s) that have been installed for a couple weeks now. I thought they were going to begin installing more...

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It may be a test installation with full bore installation some time ahead.
More than likely.
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Pics by Kinggober, okctalk.com, couple days ago. Looks like there way past just raising test panels.

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Excellent, so the talk can be dropped now, they are making some head way on them.
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Old September 6th, 2010, 07:27 PM   #695
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Tiny? He must not be aware that OKC is the 8th largest city in the US [in area]!!
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But 2/3rds of it are wide open land. Only the innermost 1/3 of the city is urbanized.
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Tiny? He must not be aware that OKC is the 8th largest city in the US [in area]!!
If you judge it by land area, Jacksonville, Florida would be the largest and that's far from the case population-wise.

I'm actually suprised there are no skyscrapers under construction in Dallas or Atlanta, considering the incredible growth in population those cities are currently undergoing.
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Old September 7th, 2010, 03:29 AM   #698
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OKC is The 6th largest city in area in The United States,among Major cities it is 3rd!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 04:01 AM   #699
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If you judge it by land area, Jacksonville, Florida would be the largest and that's far from the case population-wise.

I'm actually suprised there are no skyscrapers under construction in Dallas or Atlanta, considering the incredible growth in population those cities are currently undergoing.
There is one in Dallas, thread hasn't been updated but last I heard it's in full swing. Here's the link: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=486450


And compared with other major metros, OKC isn't that big people... Sure it's a good sized metro (especially for the area) but maybe he's surprised that a tower such as this is going into a metro of 1.3 million... There you OKCers go again with your megalopolis talk...

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Old September 7th, 2010, 05:19 AM   #700
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In no way shape or form is it a Megalopolis but it isnt a Small city either!For population OKC is The largest city in Oklahoma and The largest city in The "Plains States" outside of Texas!I'm not sure where OKC ranks in The U.S.,I think it's around #30 and in The 40's Metro wise?
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