Tallest Building in US Proposed for OKC

The building would stand 1,907 feet high, twice as tall as any other building in the Oklahoma City skyline.

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June 3, 2024, 9:01 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction

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Residents in Oklahoma City are skeptical of a proposed high-rise project that would be the tallest building in the United States, reports Graycen Wheeler for NPR. “The glass tower would be 1,907 feet high to commemorate the year Oklahoma became a state. It's both an homage and a one-up to the country's current tallest building, One World Trade, which stands at 1,776 feet high.” It would be twice as tall as any other OKC building.

The proposed site is in Bricktown, a historic neighborhood now bustling with restaurants and bars.

“I mean, sure, you can put a restaurant or, you know, some kind of spa in there and bring people in. But you need tenants all the way up, and that's a lot of tenants,” one resident told NPR. Others call it an “funny and unrealistic” PR stunt.

According to Wheeler, “Oklahoma City's Planning Commission moved the proposal forward in April, although they nixed the electronic displays that would span the entire height of the tower.”

The Oklahoma City Council is expected to vote on final approvals for the project this month.

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