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Old November 18th, 2010, 04:40 AM   #861
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:10 AM   #862
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By Bryanosaurus, okctalk, 11-14-10.

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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:12 AM   #863
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:30 AM   #864
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Imagine if they had made that old art deco building like 800ft that thing would have been phenominal.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 06:30 PM   #865
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Imagine if they had made that old art deco building like 800ft that thing would have been phenominal.
yeah was thinking the same thing. love that style. why arent architects bringing it back and doing more art deco. its such an American style and it suits skyscrapers damn well
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Old November 18th, 2010, 07:45 PM   #866
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Imagine if they had made that old art deco building like 800ft that thing would have been phenominal.
You guys are referring to the First National Center. It is GORGEOUS in every way. It looks like it needs a good cleaning though.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 02:50 AM   #867
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Yeah, that would be cool....maybe the next one should be a supertall art deco tower.
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Old November 19th, 2010, 04:12 AM   #868
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You guys are referring to the First National Center. It is GORGEOUS in every way. It looks like it needs a good cleaning though.
493'ft tall to The spire,indeed it is a beauty!
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Old November 19th, 2010, 06:10 AM   #869
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Imagine if they had made that old art deco building like 800ft that thing would have been phenominal.
There are 600ft+ Art Deco towers in Tulsa and the art deco there is very well preserved. OKC has some great Art Deco too other than the building you are referring to. Glass towers are symbolic of prosperity and power so many architects and companies prefer them. Art Deco is just vintage eye candy now
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http://dougdawg.blogspot.com/2007/05...al-center.html

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Old November 20th, 2010, 12:16 PM   #871
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493'ft tall to The spire,indeed it is a beauty!
If you think that is beautiful, have a look at the magnificent interior of the building. An absolutely stunning space.



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Old November 20th, 2010, 05:26 PM   #872
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All I see above is an X!But luckily enough I have been inside The FNC,so I know what it looks like inside and out!
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Old November 20th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #873
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There are 600ft+ Art Deco towers in Tulsa and the art deco there is very well preserved. OKC has some great Art Deco too other than the building you are referring to. Glass towers are symbolic of prosperity and power so many architects and companies prefer them. Art Deco is just vintage eye candy now
Tulsa has two towers over 600'ft- The BOK tower and The tallest of The three CityPlex towers!Now I know The BOK isnt Art Deco!So your telling me that CityPlex is?Gosh those gold towers are jusy plain UGLY!
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Old November 21st, 2010, 01:28 AM   #874
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:21 AM   #875
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Old November 21st, 2010, 04:27 AM   #876
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Oct 16th. I always read that construction workers don't like getting photographed when there high up. "Makes em nervous." Guess not in OKC!
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Tulsa has two towers over 600'ft- The BOK tower and The tallest of The three CityPlex towers!Now I know The BOK isnt Art Deco!So your telling me that CityPlex is?Gosh those gold towers are jusy plain UGLY!
I was under the impression that Mid-Continent was around 600ft but apparently it is only a mere "513 feet", something OKC would have died for before Devon came along and OKC became the greatest city in the world. Either way the Tulsa downtown is chock full of Art Deco OKC doesn't come close to having. If you think the First National Center is nice, you'll die when you see the Philcade in Tulsa. http://www.tulsapreservationcommissi...eco/buildings/ And i still love OKC however much you try to make me change my mind
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I was under the impression that Mid-Continent was around 600ft but apparently it is only a mere "513 feet", something OKC would have died for before Devon came along and OKC became the greatest city in the world. Either way the Tulsa downtown is chock full of Art Deco OKC doesn't come close to having. If you think the First National Center is nice, you'll die when you see the Philcade in Tulsa. http://www.tulsapreservationcommissi...eco/buildings/ And i still love OKC however much you try to make me change my mind
No doubt Tulsa beats OKC in The Art Deco category!I dont wanna change your mind, Tulsa is a beautiful city and Oklahoma is lucky to have two fine metros!
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very nice to see pics on how they install the facade. Thanks much!!

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I was under the impression that Mid-Continent was around 600ft but apparently it is only a mere "513 feet", something OKC would have died for before Devon came along and OKC became the greatest city in the world. Either way the Tulsa downtown is chock full of Art Deco OKC doesn't come close to having. If you think the First National Center is nice, you'll die when you see the Philcade in Tulsa. http://www.tulsapreservationcommissi...eco/buildings/ And i still love OKC however much you try to make me change my mind
I dont agree with the bolded statement, but OKC has come a long way and is representing the state nicely, something Tulsa didn't really do well when it held the torch in the 1970's. Also keep in mind, while Tulsa does have more Art Deco buildings in it's downtown, this thread is about Devon and OKC - and there were comments about FNC and it's beauty. When you inserted Tulsa into the discussion with those claims, you should expect there to be some comments, particularly with regard to being accurate (on a skyscraper site nonetheless).
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I dont agree with the bolded statement, but OKC has come a long way and is representing the state nicely, something Tulsa didn't really do well when it held the torch in the 1970's. Also keep in mind, while Tulsa does have more Art Deco buildings in it's downtown, this thread is about Devon and OKC - and there were comments about FNC and it's beauty. When you inserted Tulsa into the discussion with those claims, you should expect there to be some comments, particularly with regard to being accurate (on a skyscraper site nonetheless).
I disagree, if you look at my above comments you see that I had no intention of starting and argument. What I said was "There are 600ft+ Art Deco towers in Tulsa and the art deco there is very well preserved. OKC has some great Art Deco too other than the building you are referring to. Glass towers are symbolic of prosperity and power so many architects and companies prefer them. Art Deco is just vintage eye candy now". That uncontroversial statement brought a response that Tulsa only has 2 600foot towers and I responded. I didn't start anything. Here's something to calm the rhetoric though: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/1...7.html#s186879 Go Oklahoma!
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