Going up

The list of building permits in the Saturday Oklahoman is ordered by estimated cost, so inevitably this was the first item:

Devon World Headquarters LLC, 101 N. Harvey Ave., parking, add-on, $45,000,000.

This refers, of course, not to the big drill bit in the sky itself, but the neighboring parking garage. The Tower itself, slightly scaled down from the original plans — we’re now looking at 50 stories, 850 feet, 1.8 million square feet of space — will be completed in, they say, late 2012, at a cost somewhere in the vicinity of $750 million.

Still, the sheer size of this project dwarfs everything else in town. The second item on the building-permits list is a $500k house near Council and Memorial.

I’m still wondering if there’s a street address assigned to the Tower. Wikipedia says 280 West Sheridan, but that can’t be right: that would put it on top of the north end of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. 289 or 301 or 333, I’d believe.


  1. Steve Lackmeyer »

    10 October 2009 · 1:06 pm

    123 Big Ass Tower

  2. CGHill »

    10 October 2009 · 1:23 pm

    Unpossible. All the really big asses are around 23rd and Lincoln.

  3. Ad rem »

    10 October 2009 · 6:31 pm

    That’s the most mother-humping odd piece of architecture I’ve ever seen! Outside of being the regional headquarters of Craftman Tools, what the h3ll were they thinking? I suggest a companion building….perhaps, the Crescent Wrench Arms?

  4. Jason »

    11 October 2009 · 10:39 pm

    Hey, I work over near 23rd & Lincoln…

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