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Old December 23rd, 2011, 02:50 AM   #1961
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There are several other states with 2 similar sized cities metros to look at. I don't know if all of them had a rivarly the way OKC and Tulsa did.


Houston and Dallas
Philly and Pitt
Cleveland and Cincy
OkC and Tulsa

Nashville and Memphis
Baton Rouge and New Orleans
Miami and Tampa
Richmond and Virginia Beach
Orlando and Jacksonville
Lexington and Louisville
Charlottle and Raleigh
San Diego and Sacramento
Austin and San Antonio
Kansas City and St. Louis

Well, that's all the big ones I can think of.

This is the only one I can best speak of: Baton Rouge and New Orleans have never had a real rivarly. New Orleans historically has always been the bigger city. In 1960 New Orleans had a city proper of 627,00 while Baton Rouge only had a city population of 152,000. Since Katrina hit both metros have become much closer but the rivarly still does not exist b/c having a similar population is not an argument here. Baton Rouge can not compete with New Orleans's history, architecture, events, downtown, tourism, and national preception. Baton Rouge is just happy being Baton Rouge.

I have lived in Austin Texas but those folks never talk bad about San Antonio. They always make fun of Houston and Dallas though. Mostly comments about the lack of culture/vibe and also to much concrete in those cities. I can only imagine what Houston/Dallas say about Austin with all the hippies/liberals/weird people in that city. But I don't know if that's a true rivarly though. Obviously all four cities are able to co-exist b/c they are all thriving great.
Of the cities you mention the only true rivals are Dallas v. Houston, OKC v. Tulsa (and less so by the day in OKC's favor), Pitts v. Philly (Philly's almost delivered the knockout punch), Nashville v. Memphis (and less so by the day in Nashville's favor), and Kansas City v. Saint Louis (which is tricky since St. Louis is bigger but Kansas City has the definite rightward trajectory). The others aren't as bad. Tampa v. Orlando is a better fit than Tampa v. Miami (where Miami romps) and Jacksonville v. Orlando (where Orlando wins). Cleveland and Cincy don't really have that big of a rivalry. Probably because they have much different identities (Cincy is more Southern, Conservative, Stable; Cleveland is Midwestern, Diverse, and Losing People Fast). In 10 years, Columbus is probably the Ohio city to watch. Cincy and Cleveland will have a rough few decades ahead (Cleveland moreso)

But this is about OKC and the Devon Tower. There's dozens of city rivalry threads
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Old December 23rd, 2011, 03:17 AM   #1962
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Of the cities you mention the only true rivals are Dallas v. Houston, OKC v. Tulsa (and less so by the day in OKC's favor), Pitts v. Philly (Philly's almost delivered the knockout punch), Nashville v. Memphis (and less so by the day in Nashville's favor), and Kansas City v. Saint Louis (which is tricky since St. Louis is bigger but Kansas City has the definite rightward trajectory). The others aren't as bad. Tampa v. Orlando is a better fit than Tampa v. Miami (where Miami romps) and Jacksonville v. Orlando (where Orlando wins). Cleveland and Cincy don't really have that big of a rivalry. Probably because they have much different identities (Cincy is more Southern, Conservative, Stable; Cleveland is Midwestern, Diverse, and Losing People Fast). In 10 years, Columbus is probably the Ohio city to watch. Cincy and Cleveland will have a rough few decades ahead (Cleveland moreso)

But this is about OKC and the Devon Tower. There's dozens of city rivalry threads


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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:06 AM   #1963
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By catch22, Dec 21nd. (sorry for the really large size).

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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:11 AM   #1964
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Photos from Paul B. Southerland of the Oklahoman.







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Old December 25th, 2011, 01:46 AM   #1965
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Kudos to Oklahoma City. This building is looking fantastic, especially for such a small town. No longer must Oklahomans travel to Kansas City to see the "modren" world is coming to.....

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Old December 25th, 2011, 02:14 AM   #1966
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Looks fantastic...can't wait to see it in person.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 03:30 AM   #1967
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuYPB...ature=youtu.be

Great shot of the tower
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #1968
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Awesome Nike commercial shown after the Thunder-Magic game last night,it shows the OKC skyline and Devon at the end! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sozPD...layer_embedded
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:26 AM   #1969
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dmoor, your link ist busted. please repost or revise.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:30 AM   #1970
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Beautiful Tower! I love seeing how a city gains much more popularity just by the construction of one tower! In this case I can sense a much larger interest in OKC after this tower is built! Just look at the reactions in this forum! Very happy for you guys.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 01:32 AM   #1971
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Old December 27th, 2011, 05:35 AM   #1972
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Pretty sure these have been posted already



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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:04 AM   #1973
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Is it possible to stay on topic here?
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Old December 27th, 2011, 06:56 PM   #1974
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The videos show the tower. READ the posts.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #1975
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That first video makes the city look really wonderful. I never pictured it as so bright and vibrant. I'm incredibly impressed.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #1976
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Screen cap from NBA Nike commercial posted on OKCtalk.com by diggyba:
OKC skyline is shown with the likes of NYC, LA, Dallas, and Shanghai... Pretty impressive!
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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:14 PM   #1977
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That shot will be even more spectacular once the tower is finished and we see all the LED lights on.
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Old December 27th, 2011, 11:34 PM   #1978
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Agreed!I sure hope the rest of the dt towers will step their lighting up!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #1979
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Hello Everyone!
These shots are a bit outdated. They are from June 2011, when I was driving through OKC and stopped by early morning (like 4-6 am). Sorry for the quality too, I took them with a regular point-shoot.
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Pitts v. Philly (Philly's almost delivered the knockout punch)
Pittsburgh has the highest job growth of any major city outside Texas, and the highest office occupancy rates in the nation. Hardly on the verge of being knocked out.
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