100 Park Avenue Building

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100 Park Avenue Building
Medical Arts Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 100 Park Avenue,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Coordinates 35°28′07″N 97°30′52″W / 35.46861°N 97.51444°W / 35.46861; -97.51444Coordinates: 35°28′07″N 97°30′52″W / 35.46861°N 97.51444°W / 35.46861; -97.51444
Completed 1923
Opening 1923
Renovated 1964
Height
Roof 160 ft (49 m)
Technical details
Floor count 12
Floor area 9,104 m2 (97,990 sq ft)
References
[1]

The 100 Park Avenue Building, formerly known as the Medical Arts Building, is a skyscraper in downtown Oklahoma City. The 100 Park Avenue Building has 12 stories and is 160 feet (49 m) tall. The building is constructed in the Art Deco style and was designed by Solomon Andrew Layton.[2] It opened in 1923, at which point it was the tallest building in Oklahoma City.

Architecture[edit]

Art Deco style emphasizes geometric forms: spheres, polygons, rectangles, trapezoids, zigzags, chevrons, and sunburst motifs. Elements are often arranged in symmetrical patterns. Modern materials such as aluminum, stainless steel, Bakelite, chrome, and plastics are used. Colors tend to be vivid and high-contrast.[3][4][5][6][7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 100 Park Avenue Building at SkyscraperPage
  2. ^ "Layton, Solomon Andrew". Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Oklahoma Historical Society. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  3. ^ Wood, Ghislaine. Essential Art Deco. London: VA&A Publications. ISBN 0-8212-2833-1. 
  4. ^ Hauffe, Thomas (1998). Design: A Concise History (1 ed.). London: Laurence King. 
  5. ^ "Art Deco Style". Museum of London. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  6. ^ Fisher, Carol. "Art Deco – The Modern Style". Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  7. ^ Kapty, Patrick (1999). "Art Deco: 1920 – 1930". Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved October 8, 2013. 


Preceded by
Colcord Building
Tallest Buildings in Oklahoma City
1923—1927
49m
Succeeded by
City Place