Chase Tower (Oklahoma City)

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Chase Tower
Cotter Ranch Tower
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Chase Tower in downtown Oklahoma City.
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Communication
Restaurant/Private Club
Location 100 North Broadway Ave,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
 United States
Coordinates 35°28′05″N 97°30′50″W / 35.46806°N 97.51389°W / 35.46806; -97.51389Coordinates: 35°28′05″N 97°30′50″W / 35.46806°N 97.51389°W / 35.46806; -97.51389
Opening 1972
Owner Cotter Ranch Properties
Height
Roof 500 ft (150 m)
Top floor 36
Technical details
Floor count 36
Floor area 515,000 square feet (47,800 m2)
Lifts/elevators 10
References
[1]

Chase Tower, also known as Cotter Ranch Tower, is a signature skyscraper in Oklahoma City's central business district. Previously known as Liberty Tower (the name it had upon completion) and Bank One Tower, the building is now named Cotter Tower, after its owner, real estate holdings owner James Cotter of San Antonio, Texas. At 152.4 meters (500 feet), it is the second tallest building in the city and the fifth tallest in the state of Oklahoma.

History[edit]

Located at 100 North Broadway Avenue, the 36-floor skyscraper was completed in 1971 for Liberty National Bank and Trust Company, once one of Oklahoma City's largest banks. Liberty Bank was purchased by Bank One in 1997. After the bank's acquisition by Bank One, the tower displayed the Bank One logo. Today the tower presently displays the Chase logo as the bank holds an agreement to lease signage rights on the building.

The anchor of the USS Oklahoma, salvaged after the battleship was sunk at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, was located on the Park Avenue median between Chase Tower and the Skirvin Hilton Hotel until it was moved to its current location at 12th Street and Broadway. The USS Oklahoma was second in casualties only to the USS Arizona on the day of the attack.

7,437 interior lighting fixtures were upgraded in May 2001. The tower was acquired by Cotter Ranch Properties in 2004.

Architecture[edit]

Notable tenants[edit]

JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States by assets,[2] has offices in the building.

Morgan Stanley also has offices in the building.

In addition to hosting other prominent Oklahoma City businesses, the building is home to The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City, which hosts meetings of Rotary Club Chapter 29, the fourth largest private club in the world.

A transmission tower on the roof offers Sprint Broadband Direct fixed wireless internet service to customers within a 35-mile radius of the tower. Sprint Broadband Direct stopped accepting new customers in Oklahoma City in 2001, before briefly starting again in 2005. Sprint officially terminated services on June 30, 2008.

Metro Technology Center Downtown is housed on the third floor and offers business and industry training. It caters to training for downtown Oklahoma City industries such as the oil and gas, finance, and legal. This is also the only authorized location within Oklahoma for Apple and Adobe certified training.

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chase Tower (Oklahoma City) at SkyscraperPage
  2. ^ Rappaport, Liz; Fitzpatrick, Dan (October 19, 2011). "BofA Swings to Profit in Muddled Quarter". The Wall Street Journal. 

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Preceded by
First National Center
Tallest Building in Oklahoma City
1971—2011
152m
Succeeded by
Devon Tower