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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2008, 02:06:20 pm »

i would not be surprised.  probably a shell game just to get improvements up there and then go build a private development.
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2008, 04:57:19 pm »

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i would not be surprised.  probably a shell game just to get improvements up there and then go build a private development.



didn't take long for the conspiracy nut jobs to surface
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2008, 09:35:37 pm »

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That, plus the people in charge of Holmes Peak said they had no chance of ever getting the thing built and cancelled their land option...


Werent there already infrastructure improvements made at taxpayer expense?



There is a multi-million dollar project called the Oklahoma Centennial Gardens going on up there. The giant indian was just trying to stick themselves in the middle of that project. They never did anything that was specifically for the statue itself.

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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2008, 07:15:26 am »

Where exactly is "3 1/2 miles away from Holmes Peak"? Why so cryptic?
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2008, 10:08:20 am »

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Where exactly is "3 1/2 miles away from Holmes Peak"? Why so cryptic?



As the crow flies, downtown is that far away, as is the Old Airpark.
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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2008, 12:12:54 pm »

I don't think I want that eagle crapping on downtown.

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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2008, 12:45:32 pm »

3 1/2 miles away...I sure hope they meant "further away."  Preferably in a ravine...

This statue is fine...it's just not "17-stories tall" fine.  New City Hall (the green cube) is 15 stories tall.  

The American would make a very nice 17 FOOT tall sculpture.  I'm sure it would make a nice addition to a Tulsa park somewhere.
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2008, 02:48:27 pm »

His eyes would be about the same level as the Mayor's office in the OTC.

Let's build him right next door so we can have someone always "watching" city hall.
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2008, 03:30:54 pm »

I think you would be hard pressed to find 300 acres of available space that close to downtown.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2008, 05:50:39 pm »

Will.  Never.  Happen.
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« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2008, 07:21:53 am »

I was excited about this project, just because it is private and certainly unique.  BUT, it is festering and whenever I called their listed contact to get updates in the past it did not seem like they were enthusiastic.  I have my doubts.

I'd say a 10% chance of actually being built in Tulsa.
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« Reply #26 on: October 21, 2008, 07:28:01 am »

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I was excited about this project, just because it is private and certainly unique.  BUT, it is festering and whenever I called their listed contact to get updates in the past it did not seem like they were enthusiastic.  I have my doubts.

I'd say a 10% chance of actually being built in Tulsa.



If they'd just change the name. Maybe..."The Pro-American" or "The Real American" it might just get the attention it needs. Especially since it would be so close to Owasso where the real American's all live!
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2008, 11:53:44 am »

I think the Oklahoma Botantical Gardens are going to be out by Post Oak Lodge.  I had a workshop there this summer and I saw the design promoting it in their lobby.  Kinda just a field/woods right now.
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« Reply #28 on: October 21, 2008, 12:26:10 pm »

Correct. That hill is known as Holmes Peak. The gardens will be there, the giant statue will not.

It is moving 3 and 1/2 miles from Holmes Peak to _________.

Please check back in 10 years to see if the statue was finally built at _________.
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« Reply #29 on: October 21, 2008, 02:17:12 pm »

FYI Holmes Peak is the highest point in the 5 county Tulsa metro at 1,030 ft. above sea level.  For reference most of Tulsa proper is anywhere from just over 600 ft. by the river on the southside to 800-900 ft. in some of the hillier parts of town like around Turkey Mtn. and around 81st and Yale/Harvard.
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