Saturday, September 11, 2010

Weekend Reflections - New Tulsa City Hall

Near Left is the old Frisco Railroad Terminal, upper left is the New Tulsa City Hall, reflected in the City Hall is the Mid-Continent Building, upper right is the Williams Tower.

Since this is being posted on September 11, the anniversary of the infamous bombing of the World Trade Center bombing, an interesting thing to know about the Williams tower is that  It was built in 1975 and designed by Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center in New York. This structure is very similar to the New York City WTC towers in appearance and construction.  

At 203 m (667 ft) in height, the 52-story tower is the tallest building in any of the five "Plains States": Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as the surrounding states of Missouri, Arkansas and New Mexico.  It is now called the BOK Tower.  The 52 Story BOK Tower anchors the north end of South Boston Avenue  .   


Sharon's Mum Anne said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for showing pictures of your home town Bill.

Britain too is remembering the awful happenings on 9/11 and I shed a tear at each showing but it's compelling viewing, I simply cannot not watch it. This year, in Britain, we held a commemoration service for the last survivor of WW1 and I suppose, in many years to come, possibly the same will be done for the last person to see the twin towers fall.

Birdman said... [Reply to comment]

That first image, a beauty. Reflection shots are often boring, repetitive. Not this one.

Yogi♪♪♪ said... [Reply to comment]

That is cool how you captured the reflection of the Midcontinent Building even though it mostly occluded from where you were standing.

RuneE said... [Reply to comment]

It does remind me of the famous towers. I hope it will last for a long time.

PS Thank you for the tip!

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I always feel protected when I'm surrounded by tall buildings like these ones. Funny, eh?

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

The reflection is a wonderful image.

Stephani said... [Reply to comment]

I have family in Tulsa. Nice shots of the city!

Gabriela Abalo said... [Reply to comment]

awesome reflections!!