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« Reply #300 on: January 09, 2019, 02:55:43 pm »

The other issue was the impact of the failed Pei Plan, which cleared a significant amount of dense development throughout the core of DT OKC resulting in he loss of numerous Art Deco treasures in OKC.  It has taken 25 years of momentum to overcome the damage that was done.


                            1960's Oklahoma City downtown Pei Plan


I.M. Pei (Chinese American Architect) introduced the Pei plan which included a downtown OKC Galleria shopping mall (retail) was killed by the Metro underground concourse.  Pei was very upset with the underground Metro-concourse because it killed the downtown street life.
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« Reply #301 on: January 09, 2019, 03:46:51 pm »

University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City Drone Video (4K)...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JNM09hPXL0




Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium & Oklahoma City Riversports Rapids
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« Reply #302 on: January 09, 2019, 04:25:17 pm »

Truly incomprehensible what OKC destroyed for urban renewal in the 60’s.  


The Baum Building sat at the corner of Robinson and Grand (Sheridan) in downtown Oklahoma City. This was the work of Layton and Smith, the same firm that designed the Oklahoma State Capital building, and was completed in 1910. This structure was demolished in 1973 as part of the urban renewal movement.


                                                 The Infamous Baum Building

                                              Yes, our city demolished some jewels.  There are relics of this structure throughout the core; God forgive them for they know not what they do...
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« Reply #303 on: January 09, 2019, 05:34:17 pm »


The Baum Building sat at the corner of Robinson and Grand (Sheridan) in downtown Oklahoma City. This was the work of Layton and Smith, the same firm that designed the Oklahoma State Capital building, and was completed in 1910. This structure was demolished in 1973 as part of the urban renewal movement.


                                                 The Infamous Baum Building

                                              Yes, our city demolished some jewels.  There are relics of this structure throughout the core; God forgive them for they know not what they do...

Your bottom photo there is the Doge Palace in Venice.
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« Reply #304 on: January 09, 2019, 10:38:16 pm »

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dwf85dKVAAA447Y?format=jpg&name=large
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« Reply #305 on: January 10, 2019, 07:55:16 pm »

Your bottom photo there is the Doge Palace in Venice.

Oops, I pasted those pics  from a site which had the Baum Building at the top and the second pic at the bottom.  My badd, didn't take the time to read...
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« Reply #306 on: January 10, 2019, 08:24:51 pm »

Just received news on the TownPlace Suites.  It has been modified for the design & review committee according to OKCTalk forum.

Looks a tab bit better:





It has been modified; horse shore shaped U; still  Cheesy; this building if approved, will be east of the Heartland Payments HQ.

Specs:  
             9 stories
         160 rooms
         140 parking

TownPlace Suites & Heartland Payments plan to acquire spaces from the Gaylord Branch Downtown YMCA garage; both are on/near the streetcar route off Broadway.


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« Reply #307 on: January 10, 2019, 08:31:52 pm »

Just received news on the TownPlace Suites.  It has been modified for the design & review committee according to OKCTalk forum.

Looks a tab bit better:





It has been modified; horse shore shaped U; still  Cheesy; this building if approved, will be east of the Heartland Payments HQ.

Specs:  
             9 stories
         160 rooms
         140 parking

TownPlace Suites & Heartland Payments plan to acquire spaces from the Gaylord Branch Downtown YMCA garage; both are on/near the streetcar route off Broadway.




That's better?
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« Reply #308 on: January 10, 2019, 10:20:09 pm »

Zero chance of design review approval
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« Reply #309 on: January 11, 2019, 01:23:16 pm »

That's better?

Guys be nice, that's Cimarex's little sister.
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« Reply #310 on: January 11, 2019, 02:10:01 pm »

One thing about the design & review committee; they are strictly an advisory group.  The council is under no obligation to take their recommendation; however, it's difficult to conceive that you would give a group this authority to make decisions and don't accept their recommendations.

Now the 1st rendering; again was DOG-POUND UGLY.   Embarrassed   Forgive me guys, I can't stop laughing; especially Swake's comment 'That's better?'  Grin

The 2nd rendering IMO was better--however, we need to accept the decision of the design & review committee.  Afterall, if you're west of the TownePlace like Heartland Payments, you don't want a building next to yours that detracts from your beautiful glass structure.  

This isn't the case of two uglys side by side.   More like Glenda in the Wizard of Oz next to the wicked witch--you would have to be a desperate cock-hound to knock on the wicked witches' door.  Wink
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« Reply #311 on: January 11, 2019, 03:08:11 pm »

Guys be nice, that's Cimarex's little sister.

That design review committee needs lots and lots of photos of Cimarex. Both the before renderings and actual photos.
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« Reply #312 on: January 11, 2019, 04:21:44 pm »

FAA Oklahoma City, Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center (MMAC) & Will Rogers World Airport.


Will Rogers Terminal Expansion




Will Rogers World Airport terminal expansion gets final go-ahead https://newsok.com/article/5605696/airport-authority-gives-final-approval-to-plans-for-will-rogers-terminal-expansion.




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« Reply #313 on: January 11, 2019, 04:59:30 pm »

In the 1960s it was billed as 'The Church of Tomorrow."


The iconic First Christian Church of Oklahoma City building and property at 3700 N Walker is shown in this photograph. [Photo by Chris Landsberger, The Oklahoman Archives]

Future 'uncertain' for Jewel Box Theatre as church sale looms https://www.oklahoman.com/future-uncertain-for-jewel-box-theatre-as-church-sale-looms-theatrical-companys-longtime-production-director-is-leaving-at-mid-season/article/5619968

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The future of Oklahoma City's oldest continuously operating community theater is uncertain now that its longtime production director is leaving mid-season and the theatrical company's relationship with its sponsor church may be evolving.

Jewel Box Theatre has been an outreach of First Christian Church of Oklahoma City for decades, with productions performed on the in-the-round stage at the church, 3700 N Walker. The theater's current season is its 61st, but the church has been staging plays continuously for nearly a century under the Jewel Box moniker.

At the heart of the matter is the church's plan to sell its 31.8-acre property and iconic building at the corner of NW 36 and Walker Avenue. The property has been on the market since 2016.



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« Reply #314 on: January 11, 2019, 05:10:22 pm »

Boeing delivers first of new tanker aircraft to Air Force: https://www.oklahoman.com/air-forces-latest-refueling-tanker-delivered-to-air-force/article/5619909

               
 KC-46A Pegasus taxis at Boeing Field after completing a test flight. Boeing has delivered the first of nearly 200 of the refueling craft to the U.S. Air Force ahead of its deployment to Oklahoma air bases. [Photo by Jack Money, The Oklahoman]

The Pegasus will be able to link with more than five dozen different airplanes, both combat and support, during midair refueling operations. During extensive flight testing, six KC-46 aircraft completed more than 3,800 flight hours and offloaded more than 4 million pounds of fuel.

Boeing operates an engineering capability center in Oklahoma City that serves the U.S. Air Force and other Boeing customers.

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