Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Heart of Tulsa


Looking North from 5th Street on Boston Ave, downtown Tulsa to the BOK Tower. The resemblance to the World Trade Center Towers is not accidental. It was designed by the same architects and was built in the same way in 1975 when it was the center for The Williams Company. The lobby has marble walls and wall hangings which also have a similarity to the World Trade Center. At 203 m (667 ft) in height, the 52-story tower is the tallest building in Oklahoma and any of the surrounding states of Missouri, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

7 comments:

Sunshine said... [Reply to comment]

My mom used to work at the Tower when I was younger. I remember going to Take Your Daughter to Work Day and seeing how beautiful the inside is.

Micki02 said... [Reply to comment]

Waooh, Tulsa is really a big town !! In my town, we haven't building like that ! the most tall tower we have is our cathedrale !
but it is also the heart of our town!
Kiss

Brit Gal Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

Very interesting, despite having been to T-Town 3 times, I have never been downtown!

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

Nice shot. I love that view. I like the view the other way also.

Zhu said... [Reply to comment]

It looks bigger than I imagined.

Is downtown busy and popular, is it more like a business district (i.e. empty at night)?

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

How did you get it so empty of the teaming masses?

Tulsa Gentleman said... [Reply to comment]

Zhu - There is beginning to be a growing entertainment district in the older part of dowtown. See the post on McNellie's.

Julie - It does look deserted doesn't it? I think there was some work being done on the side streets. Plus it was about 2:00 PM and people who work downtown were, like, working. (:-)