The skyscraper would stand at 1,907 feet and beat out N.Y.C.’s One World Trade Center, which is 1,776 feet tall
A building has been proposed by developers in Oklahoma City that, if completed, would be the tallest in America
It will stand at 1,907 feet tall in honor of the year Oklahoma officially became a state
The skyscraper is part of a larger development called The Boardwalk at Bricktown which will be spread out across three acres
The current tallest building in America is One World Trade in New York City, which is 1,776 feet tall
New York City may soon lose its bragging rights for having the tallest building in the United States — and to an unexpected destination.
In a press release from AO issued on Friday, the firm revealed its plans to expand on a building in Oklahoma City that is already in development in order to make it the tallest building in America.
The company is teaming up with real estate developers Matteson Capital to bring the 1,907-foot building to life in an up-and-coming neighborhood called Bricktown. Both AO and Matteson Capital have requested a variance from the city that will permit them to build beyond current zoning restrictions and officially construct the nation’s tallest building in Oklahoma City.
The skyscraper’s height is a nod to the year in which Oklahoma officially became America’s 46th state, 1907. It will be called Legends Tower and stand among three additional 345-foot structures.
Along with the trio of buildings, the base of the developing Boardwalk at Bricktown will offer “a vibrant retail and restaurant scene with over 110,000 square feet of space,” according to the release.
There will also be 1,776 residential units available at the site that range from affordable housing to luxury condos. The entire development will be spread out over three acres across two million square feet, and its location will be in close proximity to the Bricktown Canal and Oklahoma River.
The tallest building in the United States is currently One World Trade Center in New York City. It opened in 2014 and stands at 1,776 feet, a nod to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.
The city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contains the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which towers over the desert city at 2,716.5 feet. The Legends Tower in Oklahoma City would officially become the fifth tallest building in the world if completed.
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Scot Matteson, CEO of Matteson Capital, said in a statement: “Oklahoma City is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, making it well-positioned to support large-scale projects like the one envisioned for Bricktown.”
“We believe that this development will be an iconic destination for the city, further driving the expansion and diversification of the growing economy, drawing in investment, new businesses, and jobs. It’s a dynamic environment and we hope to see The Boardwalk at Bricktown stand as the pride of Oklahoma City.”
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