Could a skyscraper proposed for Oklahoma City become the tallest in the U.S.?

The proposed tower in Oklahoma City’s Bricktown would stand at 1,907 feet if approved, developers say.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Developers in Oklahoma City are aiming for new heights.

Matteson Capital and architecture firm AO are asking the city for zoning that would allow them to build a 1,907-foot supertall tower that, if approved, would be the tallest skyscraper in the country. That would be more than 100 feet taller than the current tallest building in the U.S., the One Trade Center tower in New York. Dallas’ tallest skyscraper, Bank of America Plaza, stands at about 921 feet.

The proposed building – referred to as Legends Tower — is part of a larger development in Oklahoma’s Bricktown. Its 1,907-square-foot height is meant to commemorate the year Oklahoma became a state. There are also already plans for a new sports arena in the same area.

“Oklahoma City is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, making it well-positioned to support large-scale projects like the one envisioned for Bricktown,” said Scot Matteson, CEO of Matteson Capital in a statement. “We believe that this development will be an iconic destination for the city, further driving the expansion and diversification of the growing economy, drawing in investment, new businesses, and jobs. It’s a dynamic environment and we hope to see The Boardwalk at Bricktown stand as the pride of Oklahoma City.”

The Boardwalk at Bricktown project plans, spanning approximately 5 million square feet, include a hotel, condominiums, retail and restaurant space, and a workforce development center. The top floors of the supertall tower would include a public observatory, restaurant and bar, developers say.

“We are excited to embark upon this pivotal undertaking with a carefully assembled team of talented and experienced architects and designers from within our ranks,” said Rob Budetti, AO managing partner in a statement. “Crafting a project of this significance is an honor, and the collaborative process with the city, Matteson Capital, Hensel Phelps, and a top-notch team of engineers, consultants, and development partners has been exceptional. Managing the intricacies of such a project, ensuring seamless integration of all components, is a significant challenge. Fortunately, this aligns with one of AO’s core strengths.”

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