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Old September 18th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #1721
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Speaking of size, how large will the parking structure be? I'm assuming it will have sufficient height and space for multitudes of large 4x4 pickups with oversize tires. But will it have room for farm tractors and combines also?
It was more realistic with the 4x4 pickups with oversize tires but then you screwed it up with the farm tractor and combines comment. We have more SUV's and Crossovers here than anything else but the huge pickup trucks stand out more.
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Old September 18th, 2011, 10:44 PM   #1722
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Speaking of size, how large will the parking structure be? I'm assuming it will have sufficient height and space for multitudes of large 4x4 pickups with oversize tires. But will it have room for farm tractors and combines also?
I think this is the proper mode of transportation in OKC.

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Old September 18th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #1723
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Speaking of size, how large will the parking structure be? I'm assuming it will have sufficient height and space for multitudes of large 4x4 pickups with oversize tires. But will it have room for farm tractors and combines also?
Do you consider yourself an ignorant person?
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Old September 18th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #1724
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Speaking of size, how large will the parking structure be? I'm assuming it will have sufficient height and space for multitudes of large 4x4 pickups with oversize tires. But will it have room for farm tractors and combines also?
Really?While this is funny, you do realize OKC will have an Urban Modern streetcar system up and running within 5-7 years!And by the way I myself,drive a Honda!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:07 AM   #1725
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OKC is definitely a large city by american standards if you base it off its ~1.5 million metro population. The majority of american cities have much less people than this so statistically speaking, its large. NYC, Chicago, LA are all mega cities.
OKC isn't large at all. It's medium sized. Dallas has a metro population of 6.3 million. Now that's large.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #1726
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OKC isn't large at all. It's medium sized. Dallas has a metro population of 6.3 million. Now that's large.
As large as the Texas ego.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #1727
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OKC isn't large at all. It's medium sized. Dallas has a metro population of 6.3 million. Now that's large.
Well,it's all relative,NYC,Chicago and LA make Dallas look small so your arguement over OKC is non relavant!There are Thousands of cities and town in the U.S.,OKC is the 31st largest city and 44th largest metro both in population,no matter how you look at it Oklahoma City is a large city,larger than Dallas No of course not but like I said it's all relative and bigger doesn't always equal to better!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #1728
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As large as the Texas ego.
That's a stereotype. All Texans do not have a large ego. People will believe anything they see on TV. LOL
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Old September 19th, 2011, 02:22 AM   #1729
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That's a stereotype. All Texans do not have a large ego. People will believe anything they see on TV. LOL
keep telling yourself that,eventually you'll believe it!
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Old September 19th, 2011, 02:23 AM   #1730
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keep telling yourself that,eventually you'll believe it!
I'm so serious right now. Why would we have a large ego?
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Old September 19th, 2011, 06:50 AM   #1731
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Old September 19th, 2011, 07:08 AM   #1732
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OKC isn't large at all. It's medium sized. Dallas has a metro population of 6.3 million. Now that's large.
Yes, you come from a very big city, but im not talking about Dallas, im talking about statistics. How many cities are there in the US with significant populations (i.e. populations greater than say 100K)? According to the wiki link, there are 343 cities with a population of 100K or more. Since OKC is the 44th largest, it is in the top 12% by population of American cities over 100K, which it puts it in the "large" bracket by american standards.

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Old September 19th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #1733
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This is completely redefining the skyline. Before, you looked on the horizon and saw a large cluster of tall buildings. Now when you look at the skyline you see one tall building and a bunch of medium-sized buildings. It really gives the viewer a different perspective.
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Old September 19th, 2011, 10:40 AM   #1734
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Spiller hit it on the nose.

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OKC is a large city, no matter how you slice it. Are there larger cities, of course. But you have to start somewhere, and OKC is past the mid-sized city index and is a large city by all accounts.

Large cities start at 500,000 people and 1,000,000 metro. OKC with well over 580,000 (probably close to 600,000 now in 2011) in city limits and 1,380,000+ in metro is certainly well above those demarkations of large US city.

My take on this is, there are many metro areas that really don't belong there because they are tertiary areas of other metros. This artificially bumps OKC down to its 44 or 42 ranking (whatever it is now, since OKC made a jump in 2011). If you got rid of the Riverside(s), and other sprawl areas then OKC would probably be in the metro 30 just like it is central city. And like was said, that is in the top 12 percent, which is considered large.

As for Dallas, the city itself is large - twice as big as OKC's central city and almost as big as OKC's metro. However, it is not a mega city along the lines of New York and Chicago. However again, Dallas's metro is gigantic and I believe is #4 or #5 which would put it in the "US" mega-city classification, along with the world class boys of NY, Chi, LA, SF. So, do you classify Dallas as central city - Large, or do you classify Dallas as DFW - Mega (in the US), or do you classify Dallas as DFW on the world stage - midsized?

Again, depends on what you are ranking. And the same goes for OKC. When ranking US Cities/Metros, OKC is a large city (albeit likely at the beginning stages).
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Old September 19th, 2011, 10:56 AM   #1735
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Topping out ceremony for Devon tower set for Wednesday

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I could cry. I am excited yet saddened with the completion of this skyscraper. It is like seeing a baby grow up and leave the house. what started as an infant a big hole in the ground has grown up to a very nice young adult full of vigor, good looks, and great personality - that will represent his hometown nicely. I only hope that OKC soon plants more skyscraper babies so we can watch them grow, nurture them with our many visits online and in-person pics/films, and revel in the new skyscraper kids play-yard that is downtown OKC.

ahh, I am a bit saddened (with joy). .....
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:09 PM   #1736
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http://newsok.com/sandridge-looks-at...#ixzz1YWcIsD89

SandRidge looks at employing 2,000 downtown within five years as headquarters expansion continues
As SandRidge Energy celebrates its fifth anniversary, Chief Executive Officer Tom Ward is looking ahead at growth that will include a tripling of the downtown workforce and construction of a building equal in size to the 29-story SandRidge Building.

BY STEVE LACKMEYER [email protected]
Published: September 17, 2011
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Old September 20th, 2011, 11:18 PM   #1737
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*sighs* My 'medium-sized city' is obviously a relative term. OKC is not a large city by US standards. And this is meant to be flattering to OKC.
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*sighs* My 'medium-sized city' is obviously a relative term. OKC is not a large city by US standards. And this is meant to be flattering to OKC.
U.S. Census Bureau has defined the standards for how cities are classified.

100,000-199,999 small city
200,000-349,999 minor city
350,000-499,999 major city
500,000-999,999 large city
1,000,000+ burgh

This defines only the city proper, not suburbs included. Oklahoma City is a medium-sized metropolitan area. Once it passes 2.5 million it will be a major metro area. Greater than 4 million defines a large metro area.
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Old September 21st, 2011, 03:17 AM   #1740
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