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Old January 22nd, 2011, 09:07 AM   #1061
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 09:14 AM   #1062
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By cameron_405, Jan 15th. Pardon the larger size, but I don't think smaller would do them justice. This tower looks awesome.

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Old January 22nd, 2011, 09:17 AM   #1063
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1064
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Thank you very much Spectre.

Did they work overtime these past few weeks? This is ridiculous the height difference from a couple weeks ago.
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 12:00 AM   #1065
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still has a ways to go to catch Chase.

In fact, this new skyscraper has made me appreciate the height of Chase more and more. But definitely excited about this new tallest in the region!
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Old January 23rd, 2011, 10:53 PM   #1066
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I'm, SO, jealous!
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Old January 24th, 2011, 02:46 AM   #1067
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I'm, SO, jealous!
Tell me about it.

St. Paul and Minneapolis had several 30-50 story skyscraper proposals fall apart because of the recession. Now I'm waiting (and hoping) after we build our light rail connecting our downtowns, that'll spur new developments. But it won't be finished for another three long years.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 05:54 AM   #1068
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Man I really love the tower. Look I'll trade you the Beekman the height is close and it's Beekman. That's more then a fair trade.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #1069
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Definitely hoping that this will spur a residential high rise within the next few years. The skyline will need a good 550-650 foot tower at least, to help blend this tower in.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 08:25 AM   #1070
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Man I really love the tower. Look I'll trade you the Beekman the height is close and it's Beekman. That's more then a fair trade.
That's crazy. If I had Beekman I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Hmmm... maybe Burj Khalifa. Trading skyscrapers, now that could be a good skybar thread.
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Old January 24th, 2011, 08:36 AM   #1071
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at this development in OKC!

They're barely halfway there and this building is already making such an impact. One of my favorite skyscraper projects in america right now. Hopefully when this is done, it will spur a construction boom so we will see more towers in the future. Love the cladding as well
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Old January 25th, 2011, 08:13 AM   #1072
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That's crazy. If I had Beekman I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Hmmm... maybe Burj Khalifa. Trading skyscrapers, now that could be a good skybar thread.
You have to give to get. The height is nearly the same. And they can always build another Beekman in Lower Manhattan. I like this for Brooklyn lol. Beekman my favorite tower, ok second fav I'm a crack head for 1WTC lmao.
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Old January 28th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #1073
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Photos courtesy of ThunderCitizen of OKCtalk. Taken on January 27th, 2011. Sorry for the large size, but I think everyone will live.
















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Old January 29th, 2011, 12:07 AM   #1074
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Tell me about it.

St. Paul and Minneapolis had several 30-50 story skyscraper proposals fall apart because of the recession. Now I'm waiting (and hoping) after we build our light rail connecting our downtowns, that'll spur new developments. But it won't be finished for another three long years.
That's nothing. Chicago had three 1000+ footers cancelled due to the 2008 collapse - and two of them were already under construction. Probably a dozen 30+ story buildings or more were cancelled. This has got to be the tallest building under construction in the country today outside of NYC. And it's in tiny Oklahoma City of all places!
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Old January 29th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #1075
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OKC isn't tiny, Dude! It may not be a " big city " by, conventional, definitions like NYC or Chicago. But, IT is a city of well over half a million residents within a MSA almost triple that. It's city proper has more than 5 times the population of my (Illinois) hometown. THAT isn't ' tiny '!
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Old January 29th, 2011, 06:54 AM   #1076
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Old January 29th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #1077
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That's nothing. Chicago had three 1000+ footers cancelled due to the 2008 collapse - and two of them were already under construction. Probably a dozen 30+ story buildings or more were cancelled. This has got to be the tallest building under construction in the country today outside of NYC. And it's in tiny Oklahoma City of all places!
Considering Chicago still got Trump Tower, 300 N LaSalle, Aqua, Legacy, and a bunch of others, I'd say that city did alright.

Minneapolis managed a 400+ footer, and a few ~300 ft high rises. Not terrible, but sadly not one major office building. Only hotel/residential.
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:19 AM   #1078
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OKC isn't tiny, Dude! It may not be a " big city " by, conventional, definitions like NYC or Chicago. But, IT is a city of well over half a million residents within a MSA almost triple that. It's city proper has more than 5 times the population of my (Illinois) hometown. THAT isn't ' tiny '!
Any city in the US is tiny compared to NYC and that includes Chicago. And your doing something big, when you build a building over 800 feet.
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Old January 29th, 2011, 08:48 AM   #1079
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a bit smug are we?

I disagree with the tiny comments, particularly in reference to Chicago - which is the only city comparable to NYC. Afterall, Chicago is Taller than NYC and has been for most of the lives of people on this forum (and honestly still will be despite the spire of WTC 1). OKC is not tiny either, but it is a smaller large city that is on the rise.

Just take it for what it's worth - there's no reason to be smug or bash another place because it isn't New York. Not every city strives to be like NYC and just because it isn't doesn't mean it's bad or tiny, or less worthy of the title of city.

OKC is the biggest city of the plains states west of the Mississippi outside of the Texas big 3 and OKC is the biggest metro of the Great Plains region. That aint too shabby and certainly isn't tiny.

Anyways, it's great that OKC is the only large city building in America building a tower of this size (outside of NYC). And even on that note, doesn't NYC just have the WTC complex that's taller than OKC? If that's true, then its really saying something about 'little ole OKC.' .....
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Also, congrats to MSP and other cities that got 'something' built during the recession. Chicago is a gimmie, but too bad that the Chicago Spire is on indefinite hold. ....

Hopefully a lot of proposals and holds around the nation will come back to life, and hopefully OKC will get a few more proposals for office AND RESIDENTIAL high rises soon - to complete the current 'boom' in the city's urban core.
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