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Old November 1st, 2011, 07:56 PM   #1841
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It's dominating the skyline!
The picture is great!
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Old November 1st, 2011, 10:57 PM   #1842
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By Nash.zach on flickr, lake and northwest skyline in the distance

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:22 AM   #1843
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Great pics, gotta visit the OKC threads more often. I had no idea you guys were getting a new tallest.
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:15 PM   #1844
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Old November 2nd, 2011, 12:20 PM   #1845
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Here's a similar shot from 1996

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Old November 2nd, 2011, 02:09 PM   #1846
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Someone said this not too long ago on this thread, but I must say it again: this tower completely redefines the look on the skyline. Before Devon, you saw a bunch of tall buildings downtown. Now, you see one tall building and a bunch of medium height buildings downtown. I love this
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Old November 6th, 2011, 06:26 AM   #1847
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Good progress on the building.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:16 AM   #1848
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So who is going to get the Google Earth model made?
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #1849
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Wow, this building looks awesome. It's nice to see talls rising even outside of NYC
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Old November 6th, 2011, 07:44 PM   #1850
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Have any of you guys in the OKC area been feeling these 21 earthquakes ranging from 2.7 to 5.6 over the past few days?

Just curious.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 08:51 PM   #1851
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I've learned about the earthquake today in the news. Is the building alright?
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Old November 6th, 2011, 09:00 PM   #1852
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The earthquakes have been fairly significant and easy to feel. The 5.6 last night shook downtown for a good 30 seconds. Definitely not something that would cause damage to Devon Tower though. However I'm sure that the construction workers had an interesting experience 50 stories up. There was some structural damage on a few old houses (chimneys collapsing, cracks in walls, etc) very close to the epicenter about 40 miles from here.
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Old November 6th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #1853
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I'm glad to hear all is OK
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Old November 6th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #1854
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Old November 7th, 2011, 03:28 AM   #1855
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Thanks for the response Shane. The cluster on the USGS map makes it look like a significant geological event for your area.

I would think that Devon Tower has been engineered to survive a large quake better than the older buildings in the city.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 06:54 PM   #1856
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This tower is going to suprise a lot of people I think. When a person first gets interested in skyscrapers, you see all the big city downtowns and buildings at first but then you dig a little deeper and there are quite a lot of smaller-small citys with a building that looks disproportionately tall compared to the population. This happend to me when I looked at Albany, Mobile and Oklahoma City.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 08:52 PM   #1857
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This tower is going to suprise a lot of people I think. When a person first gets interested in skyscrapers, you see all the big city downtowns and buildings at first but then you dig a little deeper and there are quite a lot of smaller-small citys with a building that looks disproportionately tall compared to the population. This happend to me when I looked at Albany, Mobile and Oklahoma City.
To be fair, Oklahoma City is significantly larger than Albany and Mobile - I am sure OKC is not in the same league as those cities, no offense.

If anything, OKC is NOW getting the quality downtown skyline it should have had for a long time now, being a 1M+ metro/500K+ city for more than 15 years. (I am sure Albany and Mobile are not as big).

But yeah, I agree that people might be somewhat surprised if they didn't know that OKC had 1.3M+ metro. For people that do know, then it really isn't a surprise - in fact, it's more like ABOUT TIME!!!

I do agree, I was very surprised when I drove the Gulf Coast freeway and went through Mobile and saw that beautiful mini-monster pointy tower.
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Old November 7th, 2011, 11:56 PM   #1858
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The earthquakes have been fairly significant and easy to feel. The 5.6 last night shook downtown for a good 30 seconds. Definitely not something that would cause damage to Devon Tower though. However I'm sure that the construction workers had an interesting experience 50 stories up. There was some structural damage on a few old houses (chimneys collapsing, cracks in walls, etc) very close to the epicenter about 40 miles from here.
I think the designers will be more concerned about tornados or strong winds in general than earthquakes here?
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Old November 8th, 2011, 01:43 PM   #1859
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I think a good designer should be concerned about everything that could cause harm to a building
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Old November 8th, 2011, 05:10 PM   #1860
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Wow, I love this photo!
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