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Old November 23rd, 2010, 11:14 PM   #901
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BOK_Tower

Same architect. I actually don't like the BOK Tower. It looks bland and out of place in downtown. Then again, i never liked the WTC Towers either.
That would explain it i liked the wtc but you are right about the BOK tower it looks out of place
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 11:17 PM   #902
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by the way for everyone that was talking about art deco skyscrapers i just started a thread to list your favourites, check it out:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1263823

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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:40 AM   #903
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Post it somewhere else!The art deco discussion is OVER!!!!!!!This is a thread for The Devon tower in Oklahoma City!
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Old November 24th, 2010, 12:42 AM   #904
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i did it to divert the art deco people away from this thread
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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:11 AM   #905
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and Megan Mullally, Mary Kay Place, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Reba, I can go on...

The 4 years I lived in Oklahoma were amazing! I got to see the state from end to end. Mesa's and cacti in the panhandle, Whichita mountians, turner Falls in the summer, Red slough to view the American Alligator, hiking the Ouichita mountains and even went to McCurtain county to see the palm trees that are native to that part of Oklahoma. There's nothing shitty about Oklahoma in my opinion.

The fact that OKC is on the move is exciting to watch from where I am. To me.... Devon tower is the beacon of urban progress.

Anyone who thinks Oklahoma is horrible has either 1) never been there or 2) obviously been "loved" with no lube, nor reach around ,in a restroom by a trucker along I-40. Otherwise I see no reason why anyone would hate it.
Love the creativity at the end of the post.
And it's "OK" (hehe, cheesy Oklahoma joke) if people don't give a rat's behind about Oklahoma, people still live here and call it home. Sorry we don't have massive bays and ports that employ half the state. Oklahoma has so much natural beauty that the average Oklahoman doesn't even know about.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 03:20 AM   #906
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The wife went to school with Jeanne T. Oklahoma is a great place and home to one of my all time favorite campsites [Beaver's Bend].

Anyway, back OT....
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good idea i do love this towers design, congrats Oklahoma City
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Old November 25th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #908
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maybe its me but theres literally like nothing i can think of that oklahoma does thats cool like if it didnt exist and there was just like a hole where its at, nothing significant would be different.
Oklahoma is rich in geological history going back to the Precambrian Era 500-800 million years ago. The Arbuckle Mts. formed 500 million years ago and at one time had more height than the Rocky Mts. The Ouachita Mts. are North America's only East-West mountain range and was once a part of the Appalachians. This range is close to 800 million years old.

Aside from the multitude of contributions to music, art and film mentioned on this thread, Oklahoma offers much more than you have been led to believe.

The most famous BMX biker, Mat Hoffman, is from Oklahoma City, and still lives here. Oklahoma City is now the training venue for the Olympic rowing team. Lake Hefner is an awesome urban lake, rich with outdoor activities from rollerblading to kite-boarding (yes, people do kite-board in Oklahoma).

Oklahoma City is making huge strides as a city right now, and Devon is a huge part of that progress.

Next time, ask first before making such remarks.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 05:08 AM   #909
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Wow, and I thought Minneapolis and St. Paul fought a lot over which is the better city...

OKC vs. Tulsa can really spark some debate. Cheers guys.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 07:41 AM   #910
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Wow, and I thought Minneapolis and St. Paul fought a lot over which is the better city...

OKC vs. Tulsa can really spark some debate. Cheers guys.


Hehe.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 07:50 AM   #911
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Yeah, it's getting a little absurd, guys.
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:25 AM   #912
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i havent been to either but tulsa looks like a more vibrant city, havent been to either tho so..........
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Old November 25th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #913
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i havent been to either but tulsa looks like a more vibrant city, havent been to either tho so..........
Havent been to either tho sooo.......that just tells me you dont know wtf your talking about!
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Old November 25th, 2010, 10:06 PM   #914
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Old November 26th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #916
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:28 AM   #917
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Really great to finally get a shot of how it will look like with that much glass up.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:05 AM   #918
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For those of you who need your up-to-the-minute fix, here is the updated direct link to the Devon Webcam, courtesy of OKCTalk:

http://www.tnttri.com/okctalk/DevonConstructionCam.jpg
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Old November 26th, 2010, 05:18 AM   #919
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Havent been to either tho sooo.......that just tells me you dont know wtf your talking about!
Exactly thats why I pointed it out right away so I wasnt pretending I knew but Im just saying just how most of us havent been to hong kong or taipei or dubai we can still make our best observations about the street life and vibrancy. I could easily be 100% wrong and okc could be more vibrant but I was just saying what I get from pictures is that tulsa is a little bit more.
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Old November 26th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #920
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Exactly thats why I pointed it out right away so I wasnt pretending I knew but Im just saying just how most of us havent been to hong kong or taipei or dubai we can still make our best observations about the street life and vibrancy. I could easily be 100% wrong and okc could be more vibrant but I was just saying what I get from pictures is that tulsa is a little bit more.
Some of the OKCers on here take things too personally, don't worry about it. But if you're talking about CBDs and downtowns in general, in no way, shape, or form is Tulsa more vibrant at this point. However, in my opinion, Tulsa's true self lies outside of the CBD and closer to the suburbs, it's more lively and much more to do the closer you get to the city's edge. I would make a case for a more vibrant Tulsa over OKC when it comes to areas outside of the CBD. Because in my eyes OKC has made a vast move towards the center of the city and most of the development this decade has pushed that way, which is the opposite with Tulsa.

We will see with this new tower how much it changes the landscape of OKC's CBD, which everyone is expecting to be exceptionally positive.
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