In Oklahoma City, an improbable city, plans are afoot to construct the country’s tallest tower.
The Oklahoma City Free Press stated that developers at a real estate company are modifying the already ambitious plans to build the Boardwalk at Bricktown tower by a few hundred feet to make the project reach 1,907 feet high — which would make it the tallest in the nation.
“The symbolic height honors the year that Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state of the United States,” Matteson Capital said in a statement.
With the highest of the building’s four towers reaching 1,750 feet in the firm’s initial proposal, it would have been the second-tallest structure in the nation, only surpassed by Manhattan’s Freedom Tower.
Matteson Capital announced on Monday that it plans to ask the city’s zoning board for a variance so that the massive project can be built. The building would be the fifth tallest in the world if permitted.
The building’s plans call for three towers, each rising to a height of roughly 345 feet, and a fourth tower that will soar 1,907 feet above Oklahoma City’s generally nondescript cityscape.
Five million square feet make up the mixed-use complex. 1,776 residential units, two Hyatt hotels, condominiums, and 110,000 square feet of commercial and community space are all part of the plans.
According to Matteson Capital, the supertall tower’s top floors will have an observation deck, a restaurant, and a bar.
Instead of just asking for a variance, city authorities informed the Oklahoma City Free Press that the corporation would need to rezone the land.
Oklahoma City, which had 680,000 residents as of the 2020 census, is one of the American cities with the greatest rates of growth. It jumped to the 20th most populated city in the US last year.