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« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2018, 05:15:41 pm »

Blah, blah, blah, blah, OKC, blah, blah, blah, OKC, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, OKC...  Roll Eyes


No kidding...!!   We just opened Gathering Place.  I haven't stopped in yet, but have driven by and it looks impressive.  OKC doesn't have that.  Or anything really like it...
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« Reply #46 on: October 19, 2018, 08:38:42 am »


No kidding...!!   We just opened Gathering Place.  I haven't stopped in yet, but have driven by and it looks impressive.  OKC doesn't have that.  Or anything really like it...

Right? They had to *make* a river. IMO, OKC doesn't have anything over Tulsa other than having the Thunder.
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« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2018, 09:53:59 am »

I don't think Laramie is trying to make this into an OKC vs. Tulsa thing. Just showcasing some interesting OKC developments in lieu of this IKEA thing that may or may not happen.

My suggestion: move this thread and rename it OKC Developments.
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« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2018, 11:10:59 am »

I don't think Laramie is trying to make this into an OKC vs. Tulsa thing. Just showcasing some interesting OKC developments in lieu of this IKEA thing that may or may not happen.

My suggestion: move this thread and rename it OKC Developments.

Thank you, savethewhales

Just happy to see both cities showing a lot of progress of late with bright futures ahead.  

Tulsa's Gathering Place is every bit of 1st class, big league and second-to-none among any city park you will see in North America. The Jenks' Aquarium have us rethinking what we can do with our OKC Zoo Aquarium.  Our Zoo is funded by a dedicated 1/8 cent permanent sales tax for capital improvements; they have managed the money well for 28 years ($6-$12 million annually since 1990) with a number of new exhibits--total transformation. OKC Zoo: https://www.okczoo.org/

Both cities have MSA that exceed 1 million with urban/metro population growth; most U.S. cities are not seeing a growth in both urban & metro populations.

Tulsa has three 500 room hotels;  all primed for conventions.  OKC demolished a 25 story 600 room historic and vacant Biltmore in 1977.  In 1975, 2 years after we built the Myriad Convention Center we only had one 395 room DT first class hotel; couldn't book conventions because we didn't have the hotel room accommodations.

Those of you who are old enough to remember the 70s-80s decades, Oklahoma City was the pits; undoubtedly the biggest, nastiest, raggediest town in the U.S.  1993 MAPS initiative was our revitalization--it saved our city.   Progress for Oklahoma's two largest cities is great for Oklahoma; it creates competition between both cities--that's great.    

 
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« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2018, 05:05:52 pm »


No kidding...!!   We just opened Gathering Place.  I haven't stopped in yet, but have driven by and it looks impressive.  OKC doesn't have that.  Or anything really like it...


Hey now we do have a $132 million park currently being built downtown that will connect downtown to the river. It wonít be as nice as the gathering place (thatís what twice the money gets you), but it will still be a nice park and will have the advantage of being located downtown which will help it spur more urban development than the gathering place will. It will also be bordered by the new Omni and Convention Center. Two different types of parks both with their own advantages.

https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/downtown-public-park



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« Reply #50 on: October 21, 2018, 06:13:40 pm »

Hey now we do have a $132 million park currently being built downtown that will connect downtown to the river. It wonít be as nice as the gathering place (thatís what twice the money gets you), but it will still be a nice park and will have the advantage of being located downtown which will help it spur more urban development than the gathering place will. It will also be bordered by the new Omni and Convention Center. Two different types of parks both with their own advantages.

https://www.okc.gov/government/maps-3/projects/downtown-public-park






Yeah...they have some very cool stuff there...but it's still OKC.  Just a flat place on the prairie.  Overall, not even close to Northeast OK in interest, beauty, or quality of life.  (I have spent the majority of my time for the last 11+ years "living" in OKC area.  Oh, yeah - almost forgot - they have North Pole City...that is cooler than any store in Tulsa area!!  Like a very small 'Decorators Warehouse' from Arlington, TX.)

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« Reply #51 on: October 21, 2018, 07:14:59 pm »


Yeah...they have some very cool stuff there...but it's still OKC.  Just a flat place on the prairie.  Overall, not even close to Northeast OK in interest, beauty, or quality of life.  (I have spent the majority of my time for the last 11+ years "living" in OKC area.  Oh, yeah - almost forgot - they have North Pole City...that is cooler than any store in Tulsa area!!  Like a very small 'Decorators Warehouse' from Arlington, TX.)



Thatís your opinion. Iíve lived it both, the quantity of life and amenities are almost identical.
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