OKLAHOMA CITY | Boardwalk at Bricktown/Legends Tower | 1,907 FT | 134 FLOORS

https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyskylines/comments/18m564r/new_supertall_highrise/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=mweb3x&utm_name=mweb3xcss&utm_term=1&utm_content=share_button


Developer wants to build 2nd tallest tower in US for OKC apartments

4 Likes

Most of the towers in the first graphic is inaccurate of their heights lol

5 Likes

Yes extremely lol

4 Likes

BOK is 667 feet. The same guy who built the original Twin Towers built this one as a nearly exact half scale replica.

1 Like

Until a shovel hits the ground I’ll consider this yet another architecture firm stunt. Yes, OKC already has an out of place tower. But this is pretty ridiculous. If built… let’s just say it’d be a monument to American excess. I can’t even imagine living in OKC, thinking of all the problems the state and city have, while looking at this ridiculous tower. I doubt there is even enough demand for this tower to be financially sound. OKC isn’t exactly the hot spot for… anything at the moment.

Given the existing tower, in the small chance this gets built, it’ll be 100% scaled down. Purely on design it looks fine (except the beyond gaudy base), just wildly out of place. It’s giving Dubai of the Plains.

4 Likes

I hope it gets built exactly as proposed, if not taller just to spite the ridiculous haters.

The problem isn’t the location, it’s the ambition. Dubai built a skyscraper 1,000 ft taller than this, with a similar population and a 5th of the economic power.

If a developer has both the ambition and ability to build it, then they should build it.

3 Likes

When Dubai built the Burj Khalifa they already were well into their boom and were magnitudes more economically prosperous than Oklahoma. The population was also significantly larger. Most importantly, there were already numerous skyscrapers in Dubai. So Dubai was definitely much more suitable for the Burj Khalifa. Unless you are comparing the UAE to the entirety of the US when you mention those.

If this gets built, that’s great, but I’m very skeptical of projects like these. If we gave attention to every sky high proposal the forum would be flooded with vanity projects that never go anywhere.

6 Likes

Why is Devon Tower so ridiculously tall?

My guess is that the developers wanted a building much taller than the tallest one in Tulsa (which for nearly four decades had the tallest in the state) to ensure that Oklahoma City would retain the title for a long time to come.

Of course, Oklahoma City has experienced something of an urban renaissance in recent years, while Tulsa has not. And Tulsa is a much smaller and poorer city than Oklahoma City, so the chance of Tulsa getting a taller tower than Devon Tower in the foreseeable future is very small.

(I have no idea if there’s an actual measuring contest between the two cities; I am just speculating).

3 Likes
4 Likes

How likely is it that this project will be built as proposed?

2 Likes

Answer:

Snowball, meet hell. :smiling_imp:

3 Likes

If the city approves and the firm can secure financing, they are right, nothing is stopping then from building it. Those are really big ifs. The financing is a serious hurdle for properties in our biggest cities, let alone OKC.

The renders though will probably change. They look like every other first-run pipe dream render that is changed after approval.

3 Likes

This is now 1,907 feet, to reflect the year Oklahoma became a state

Holy moly

12 Likes

Now I’m hoping this is built cuz it might inspire NY to be petty enough to get over that 1776 gimick and build something taller.

7 Likes

Looks like your preference has won the day.

One thousand nine hundred seven feet to celebrate the statehood of the Sooner State!

4 Likes

That spire is literally digitally drawn onto the image. It’s not even centered with the roof

5 Likes

The Sooner the better!

Please excuse the terrible pun.

4 Likes

Oh WOW! What a coincidence!! :smiley:

2 Likes
5 Likes

If only Chicago buildings get past 1500ft :frowning:

2 Likes