101 Park Avenue Building

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101 Park Avenue Building
101 Park Avenue Building, OKC.jpg
101 Park Avenue Building
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 101 Park Avenue,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Coordinates 35°28′08″N 97°30′53″W / 35.4690°N 97.5148°W / 35.4690; -97.5148Coordinates: 35°28′08″N 97°30′53″W / 35.4690°N 97.5148°W / 35.4690; -97.5148
Completed 1938[1]
Opening 1938[1]
Renovated 1974[2]
Height
Roof 55.0 metres (180 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 16
Floor area 17,567 square metres (189,090 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 8[2]
References
[3]

101 Park Avenue was formerly known as the Skirvin Tower, built in 1932[2] as a luxury apartment-hotel annex to the Skirvin Hotel.[4]

History[edit]

Crews broke ground on the Skirvin Tower in March 1931. Work continued until suddenly in January 1932 when William Balser Skirvin ran out of funds for the project.[1] Work was halted until 1934, and completed in 1938.[1]

In 1974, the building was remodeled into a glass-enclosed office building.[5]

Architecture[edit]

The building is an example of Modern architecture, and specifically International Style, characterized by its rectangular form, horizontal lines, and use of steel.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d The Skirvin Hotel - A Tradition of Elegance, okc.gov. (accessed October 9, 2013)
  2. ^ a b c d 101 Park Avenue Building, Emporis.com. (accessed October 9, 2013)
  3. ^ 101 Park Avenue Building at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Bouzideen, Deborah (2009). Insiders' Guide to Oklahoma City. Globe Pequot. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7627-5345-1. Retrieved 2011-04-01. 
  5. ^ Building History, 101parkave.com. (accessed October 8, 2013)