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Is that octagonal form the footprint of the tower?? It seems a bit small, no?
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You know Oklahoma City used to be a typical midwestern and southern mid-sized city, and it may still be viewed as such, but it's becoming more of an elite city in regards to it's peers. It has made up considerable ground and the nation is taking notice.

However, you are correct. While we do have one of the lowest and strongest metro office vacancies, downtown will be left with a large amount of leasable space once Devon moves into it's new digs. Hopefully deals are being made behind the scenes to take over that empty space the second Devon leaves it.
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the footprint actually extends all the way out to the piers so it will be larger larger than that base
     
     
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Are you sure? If that were the case then the "extended" part would not have a foundation underneath... Structural no no. Unless the floating foundation will extend out.
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Are you sure? If that were the case then the "extended" part would not have a foundation underneath... Structural no no. Unless the floating foundation will extend out.
The structural base does look a little puzzling, the raft slab (that's what that appears to be) is only under part of the building while there are piers supporting the rest.
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you can see the piers at the base of the building that will support the outer structure

     
     
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how many levels are below grade in the 'core' area? Is parking in one of the other buildings on site?

Wooster, thanks for posting those EAP pics, I was thinking of doing the same, the glazing looks pretty similar.
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I actually had never noticed that the building would sort of "float" out onto the piers surrounding the core foundation. Kind of reminds me of the way the Classen on 23rd St floats over its base:



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how many levels are below grade in the 'core' area? Is parking in one of the other buildings on site?
I believe there will be at least one or two underground levels in that area to tie the structure into "the Underground" which is a system of tunnels linking important structures in the business district. I don't think there is any underground parking. Devon has been adding five new levels onto a 5-story city garage that they purchased as part of the purchase of the tower property:

     
     
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Are you sure? If that were the case then the "extended" part would not have a foundation underneath... Structural no no. Unless the floating foundation will extend out.
Someone else asked this question on OKCTalk, and someone provided this 3D model based on the structural diagrams of the building that is a good illustration of how the tower meets the ground and sort of floats over the edges of the foundation

     
     
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Thank you for the clarification.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2010, 5:19 AM
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Awesome view of the new smooth concrete foundation:

     
     
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nice. it seems this building will start to move up pretty quickly
     
     
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wow, I forgot about this proposal. I am pleasently surprised this puppy is really going up. Awesome for OKC!!!
     
     
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sucks about the height reduction

one of the best u/c projects in america right now!
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I am sure 850 feet will be just as noticeable from all directions and all angles of the skyline.

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Old Posted Mar 25, 2010, 10:27 PM
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Yeah, I'm sure everyone would have preferred the original 925', but 850' is still fantastic! Especially for a city the size of OKC.

Here are some pictures, courtesy of DelCamino of OKCtalk.





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Great looking tower. First the Thunder, and now a new tallest. Rock on OKC!
     
     
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Quick question, was the parking ramp, the one undergoing the vertical expansion, built with the intent that it was to someday undergo a vertical expansion, or was it just sheer luck that the original 5-story parking structure that was initially built, built to withstand an additional 5 floors totaling 10 floors? Sorry if it seems like a dumb question, but just wondering...
There were two garages constructed at this site and connected by bridges. The one that has been expanded to 10 floors was built with expansion in mind. The one that was left alone was not built for expansion.
     
     
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