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Old Posted Aug 20, 2008, 3:18 PM
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OKLAHOMA CITY | Devon Headquarters | 850 FT / 259 M | 54 FLOORS | U/C

Currently Under Construction.

50 stories (originally announced at 54 stories)
850 feet tall (originally announced at 925 feet)
• 1.8 million square feet (originally announced at 1.9 million sq. ft.)
• Six story “podium” building due west of the tower (originally announced at 7 stories)
• Six story atrium/rotunda centered on Harvey Avenue
• Large public park with water features
• Auditorium on the corner of Hudson & Sheridan, approx. 250 seats (not in the original announcement)
• Will be connected to the Colcord Hotel (also currently owned by Devon)
• City Center west parking garage purchased by Devon for its exclusive use and will be increased to 10 floors (from existing five).

Estimated completion late 2012; construction start Oct. 2009 (groundbreaking Oct. 6)
Estimated cost is $750 million.Estimated TIF district at $115 to $175 million over a 25-year life ($95 million line of credit extended to OKC in September of 2009).

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Courtesy of Architect5311 of OKCtalk.com. Future skyline of Oklahoma City pending the completion of the Devon Tower in 2012.
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2008, 3:31 PM
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Are they going to start clearing the ground before 2009? I am so stoked for this!
     
     
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Brought to you by Hines. You know it is going to be a stellar tower.
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I am shocked! This is great for OKC!
     
     
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Old Posted Aug 20, 2008, 5:35 PM
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Well of course! They are a fantastic development group!

Here are some more renderings that come from Doug Dawgs ultra exclusive presskit CD from the meeting earlier today.









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Woh! Good for OKC! You guys are finally popping out into the spot light. Which is a great thing.
     
     
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Wow, great proposal. Elegant tower and it's surprising to see a tower this height in a city like Oklahoma. Congrats, the views will be amazing.
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Will it have an observation deck?
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I dunno Alex, but I hope to god they do. ;]
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So with that height but only 54 floors, I'd assume that the building will be LEED certified or at least built in a manner similar to the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.

I'm not totally blown away by the renderings, but I'm one of those rare people on here who are usually underwhelmed by renderings and much more impressed in person.

Hopefully the tower gets built...though with the current economy?

Question, will this be the tallest difference in height from first tallest to second tallest (421') in a city? I can't think of a 400' height difference anywhere...a few in the 300'+ range though (at least at one time).
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I remember hearing mention of LEED certification but I'm not sure. I'd be shocked if it wasn't at least certified.

Unless oil/gas collapses (which can happen) this tower will be built. Devon is the largest independent energy company in the world and a major player in the industry not just in the U.S. but offshore and in places like Brazil, China, Azerbaijan, Canada, etc. Devon desperately needs the space. But of course I'll finally believe it when I see it rising. And rise it will towering over everything else in OKC much like BoA Center did in Charlotte.
     
     
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Question, will this be the tallest difference in height from first tallest to second tallest (421') in a city? I can't think of a 400' height difference anywhere...a few in the 300'+ range though (at least at one time).
There is Taipei, with an 866 foot difference between Taipei 101 and the next tallest, but this seems like it will be the greatest difference for an American city.

As for the building itself, it looks like a solid design and I love the view from that atrium.
     
     
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Thumbs up More complete renderings

courtesy of Doug L. (who has the OKC press kit)

Congrats to OKC!













Downtown Skyline




Interior Lobby



Dining Court



Park at Southwest Corner



Site Designs

lots of water integrated


Cross-section view



South Elevation
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I can't imagine what the views from those corner offices will be like.
     
     
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So with that height but only 54 floors, I'd assume that the building will be LEED certified or at least built in a manner similar to the Comcast Center in Philadelphia.

Hopefully the tower gets built...though with the current economy?
It will be LEED Certified. And don't forget that OKC was ranked the most recession-proof American city. Also, Devon doesn't need financing.


Devon Energy (a company that most in OKC had no awareness of 7-8 years ago) has 1700 employees currently spread over downtown in 5 different buildings. This will consolidate them and allow for growth up to 3000 employees, which they expect to have by 2012 or soon after. They will be the sole tenant.

It includes a 10 story garage, meeting space, a six-story glass rotunda connecting it all, first-floor retail, and a park outside.

The rotunda is designed to fall right on the "Harvey Axis", a line that is being used as a focal point for redevelopment of a massive blighted area south of downtown. It will connect the OKC National Memorial to the Devon HQ, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, a new iconic central park, and the Oklahoma River on the south end.
     
     
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It is funny how it towers over the Chase Tower. Even better, it's neighbor is the Nat'l Historic Landmark, Colcord Hotel. Two landmarks, side by side, both across from the fantastic Myriad Gardens, in the center of a city still charging forward politically, socially, and apparently, economically. Tulsa, give up the crown, it's time for OKC to rein supreme over the state for which it is named for.

Easily seen on a clear day from Norman, El Reno, and possibly, Guthrie.
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As for axes, j:

very rarely does one see a skyscraper with three facades instead of 1,2,4,6, or 8. City of Faith in Tulsa and US Steel in Pittsburgh, both from the 1970s, are the last (no, Commerzbank in Frankfurt, nevermind) and possibly first time it was done this effectively.

I do get leery of boasting in cool urban things, because once you grant that exceptional things are desirable and carry some notable superiority with them, then we've accepted and endorsed a certain amount of the principle of viewing New York, Chicago, SF and Boston as justified role models, which is exactly what they would like to be in charge of the rest of the country acknowledging. That would be a mistake.
     
     
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By the way, if Signature Tower in Nashville has already been completed by Devon's time (or if not but you count Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas), Oklahoma will, of the 50 states, be tenth by tallest building:

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php?t=8153


This is not the first time for Oklahoma to have ranked so highly; in 1976, before the rise of places like the Southeast, Seattle, and Denver, and the attempted renaissance of places like Cleveland, Detroit, Jersey City and Indianapolis, the ranking looked like this:

1974 Illinois 1,450
1972 New York 1,368
1974 California 858
1970 Pennsylvania 841
1973 Minnesota 792
1964 Massachusetts 749
1971 Texas 715
1928 Ohio 708
1972 Louisiana 697
1976 Oklahoma 667
     
     
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^^ I think that OKCs First National Tower, back in the 30s, was the tallest in the west when it was constructed.
     
     
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