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Old May 15th, 2009, 06:52 AM   #161
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An article about Devon Tower posted from The Journal Record, (looks like this one is definetly on track)

Nichols wants to see more people on foot in downtown OKC
by Kelley Chambers

The Journal Record May 14, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY – If Larry Nichols gets his way, he’ll one day look out his office window in the 54-story Devon Tower onto a lush botanical garden across the street. He would also be able to watch his employees and others downtown visiting the garden and hitting the streets on foot.

Last year Nichols, CEO of Devon Energy, announced plans for the company’s world headquarters in downtown Oklahoma City. With the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district that the company will pay into, Nichols said he wants to see those funds help revitalize downtown’s green spaces and make the central business district friendlier to pedestrians.

http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=98639
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Old May 16th, 2009, 02:59 AM   #162
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Sorry Cashville, wish all you might, but this beaut is getting built. :]]
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Old May 16th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #163
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Devon just reported another $4 billion loss in the first quarter 2009. Rumors are rampant that the tower will be scaled back or not built at all.
Rumors? Where? Where you live maybe? Rumors in your own head? Sheesh...

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^I heard on a local radio station today (and I live in the OKC Metro area) that construction is on schedule on the Devon Tower. The main reason why Devon is wanting it built is to consolidate all of its offices into one structure instead of the five buildings they are in right now. So yes, it is getting built.
Yep. And if there is any delay at this point it's because the economy (finding out they can get a better deal). They can get this tower built cheaper than they originally thought since everything has slowed down last I heard. But as of right now everything is on track.

And to answer AmericanSkyscraper22, yes this project was approved pretty much right after it was proposed.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 04:17 PM   #164
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From Tulsa, i envy OKC so badly right now. This is probably one of the most beautiful buildings ive ever seen and the older building in the background blends nicely. Good job, i hope OKC has moved from urban sprawl to downtown renovation and improvements instead. Congrats OKC
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 01:51 AM   #165
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Here's an article from The Journal Record,

http://www.journalrecord.com/article.cfm?recid=98847

Devon plans to hire Flintco for headquarters projectby Kelley Chambers
The Journal Record May 21, 2009

OKLAHOMA CITY – Devon Energy’s new headquarters building is a step closer to fruition.


**Looks like work is scheduled to begin December 1st.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:37 PM   #166
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great news!!!!
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Old May 25th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #167
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Alright, thanks for the link.
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Old May 29th, 2009, 03:12 AM   #168
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Here's an article today from newsok.com. A contractor has been picked, work will start later this year.

http://newsok.com/experience-is-a-wi...rticle/3373091

"Experience is a Winner for Devon Contractor"
BY STEVE LACKMEYER
Published: May 28, 2009

Flintco, the contractor that built Ford Center, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, two downtown hotels, and renovated the convention center, Civic Center Music Hall and the Skirvin Hilton will next add the state’s tallest skyscraper to its downtown Oklahoma City bragging rights.
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Old June 18th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #169
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oct. 1st construction begins!
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Old June 18th, 2009, 10:17 PM   #170
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Sweet! I can't wait to drive up and see this monster in person. It will look very tall in that skyline...probably much like the Transco Tower in Houston back when it was built.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 01:30 AM   #171
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From Tulsa, i envy OKC so badly right now. This is probably one of the most beautiful buildings ive ever seen and the older building in the background blends nicely. Good job, i hope OKC has moved from urban sprawl to downtown renovation and improvements instead. Congrats OKC
From OKC,to Tulsa We(OKC) have had envy of your skyline for decades now! Tulsa has always had the better skyline in Oklahoma,and OKC is just now passing you at least in height,but still not by the # of skyscrapers and highrises!I agree with you,it just might be the most stunning skyscraper,outside of NYC,Chicago!
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it just might be the most stunning skyscraper,outside of NYC,Chicago!
Well i wouldn't go that far, i think Miami's got a few good ones going up.. amogst other built ones, The Transamerica Pyramid in SF for example
But yes, this is great for Oklahoma City.. lets just hope it's tornado proof!
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Well i wouldn't go that far, i think Miami's got a few good ones going up.. amogst other built ones, The Transamerica Pyramid in SF for example
But yes, this is great for Oklahoma City.. lets just hope it's tornado proof!

I agree with you! Miami is a beautiful stunning city!in the running for the nations 3rd best skyline??????
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I agree with you! Miami is a beautiful stunning city!in the running for the nations 3rd best skyline??????
Indeed it is, and by what i said i'm not slating Oklahoma or it's skyline in any way, I love the place and i actually wanted to go to university there (im a British National) but they refused me
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Old July 15th, 2009, 01:50 AM   #176
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Indeed it is, and by what i said i'm not slating Oklahoma or it's skyline in any way, I love the place and i actually wanted to go to university there (im a British National) but they refused me
I guess you would be talking about The University of Oklahoma! maybe Oklahoma State University?OCU,Uco?
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I propose a 75 ft flag pole so this can be a supertall
This is one of the most impressive proposals for the U.S. period. It is an awesome design top to bottom.

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I propose a 75 ft flag pole so this can be a supertall
This is one of the most impressive proposals for the U.S. period. It is an awesome design top to bottom.
I would love to have supertall in OKC, but i am satisfied with almost doubling are current tallest in height!!!!!
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No doubt....I can't wait to take a trip to see this one!
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Old July 24th, 2009, 09:12 PM   #180
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A beautiful, stunning, gorgeous design. Really elegant. I truly hope this one gets built ... I was so depressed about the demise of the Signature Tower in Nashville and the Chicago Spire.

Yes I agree that outside of New York and Chicago, Miami is a city with an impressive skyline. Here in Philly we have the 975 ' Comcast Tower which is also one of the great skyscrapers in the US.
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