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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:37 AM   #1801
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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #1802
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The cladding's stark blue actually feels a little out of place in the rest of the skyline, imo. I like it, but I don't feel this tower really fits in.
I agree. I do like this building as well. But it's sheer size, color and "newness" make it hard for it to fit in. But maybe that's because it stands out?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 02:47 AM   #1803
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I agree. I do like this building as well. But it's sheer size, color and "newness" make it hard for it to fit in. But maybe that's because it stands out?
So, for the skyline to look good OKC needs to build a skyscraper that's thin, brown and old? This building may be a bit "different" but it's supposed to be the crown jewel of a new downtown renaissance. You aren't gonna get new development by adding 1970s style boxes. This building symbolizes a new OKC. I think it's perfectly appropriate. And Beautiful as well.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 02:55 AM   #1804
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I do see what azn_man is saying when this was first announced I was hoping hoping for a art deco tower. But I knew that wasn't going to happen and if it did happen people would say "it looks tacky." But I like the tower it'll look right if a few more new towers are added to the skyline
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Old October 13th, 2011, 02:56 AM   #1805
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I never said that the OKC skyline would look good with old boxes and I didn't say it looks ugly with this. Read my entire post. I said that it doesn't fit in because it stands out.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 08:40 AM   #1806
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As much as people talk about a few more towers being built, I'm starting to think we're a good 5-10 years off before another building is really even talked about. Not including SR's highrise.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 08:48 AM   #1807
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from MadMonk, from the west about 12.5 miles away



from Pete, from the near East



from SkyWestOKC, skyline from the OKC Airport

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Old October 13th, 2011, 08:51 AM   #1808
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As much as people talk about a few more towers being built, I'm starting to think we're a good 5-10 years off before another building is really even talked about. Not including SR's highrise.
Why are you starting to think that ?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:50 AM   #1809
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Why are you starting to think that ?
I have no real reason, I just am starting to feel like no one else needs a tall skyscraper in Oklahoma City for the time being. Maybe I'm wrong and someone does need a new skyscraper but who knows for now.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1810
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Or even a highrise or midrise. Again, not including SandRidge.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:34 AM   #1811
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I think that Devon not "fitting in" with the OKC skyline is a huge positive. When a skyline consists entirely of buildings that were built before Lebron James was born, I don't WANT a building being finished in 2012 to blend in with the surroundings. The color and newness of Devon don't match Chase and First National? Uhhh, good. I would hope not.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 04:37 AM   #1812
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Chase looks like a turd now next to Devon.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 05:14 AM   #1813
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Chase looks like a turd now next to Devon.
Most buildings would look like a turd next to Devon, but yeah Chase definitely does.



I can't think of a single city where all the buildings match in size, color, and newness. That would look stupid. And boring. Of course Devon won't match the other OKC buildings. It was built anywhere from 27-80 years later. If I park my 2011 car in a lot full of vehicles from the 30s, 70s, and early 80s, would it fit in?

I'm glad OKC is starting to look like a modern city. Hope the progress continues.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 07:57 AM   #1814
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very good points. Colcord was built in the 1900's, FNC was built in the 1930's, Chase Tower was built in the 1970's, Devon is built in the 2010's. All of these buildings are different and CHANGED the skyline from what it was - hence all of these are landmark and tallest buildings of their time.

I think this is a good thing, and it is NOT unique to Oklahoma City - but it is a good thing that OKC even has this track record, as there ARE cities that dont.
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Old October 14th, 2011, 06:25 PM   #1815
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very good points. Colcord was built in the 1900's, FNC was built in the 1930's, Chase Tower was built in the 1970's, Devon is built in the 2010's. All of these buildings are different and CHANGED the skyline from what it was - hence all of these are landmark and tallest buildings of their time.

I think this is a good thing, and it is NOT unique to Oklahoma City - but it is a good thing that OKC even has this track record, as there ARE cities that dont.
Hard to believe that there is a 30-40 year time-span between the construction of the city's tallest, but it is a good point. Let's hope that it is not ANOTHER 30-40 years before that happens.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #1816
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In 30-40 years there will definitely be more infill with towers in between 500 and 800 feet, but I would be surprised if Devon tower was surpassed in the next 50 years.
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Old October 16th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #1817
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I've never been in OKC but I love this shot since it says you are getting close to a big city! Since it says it's from the West I'd imagine this is a early morning shot? OKC could use a few more infill towers over 500 feet and have a decent skyline in a few years! Cheers to OKC !
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Old October 16th, 2011, 11:24 AM   #1818
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Old October 20th, 2011, 05:38 PM   #1819
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Old October 22nd, 2011, 07:30 PM   #1820
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