List of tallest buildings in Tulsa

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Skyline of Tulsa

This list of tallest buildings in Tulsa ranks high-rises in the U.S. city of Tulsa, Oklahoma by height. The tallest building in Tulsa is the 52-story BOK Tower, which rises 667 feet (203 m) in downtown Tulsa.[1] It is the second tallest building in the state of Oklahoma, after Oklahoma City's Devon Tower which rises 844 feet (257 m). Another notable Tulsa skyscraper is the Cityplex Tower, part of the CityPlex Towers complex, which stands as the third-tallest building in the state.[2] Five of the 10 tallest buildings in Oklahoma are located in Tulsa. The city has 62 skyscrapers, topping the next most skyscraper-laden city in the state, Oklahoma City, which has 56.

The history of skyscrapers in Tulsa began with the construction of the Cosden Building in 1918, which is often regarded as the city's first skyscraper.[3][4] Tulsa went through a large building boom in the 1920s, during which many Art Deco high-rises were constructed. The city then experienced a second, larger building boom that lasted from the early 1960s to the early 1980s, during which time the city saw the construction of the BOK Tower and the CityPlex Towers complex. Tulsa is the site of four skyscrapers that rise at least 500 feet (152 m) in height. Overall, the skyline of Tulsa is ranked (based upon existing and under construction buildings over 500 feet (152 m) tall) third in the South Central United States (after Houston and Dallas) and 20th in the United States, after New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Boston, Las Vegas, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte and Columbus.[A]

There are no high-rise buildings under construction or approved for construction in Tulsa.[5] As of 2011, a proposal to construct a 15-story Westin hotel, The Westin at Tulsa Garden Square,[6] in downtown Tulsa, which has not been approved by the city since it was presented to the city in 2006, was the only recent high-rise development taking place in the city. The most recently completed skyscraper in the city as of 2012, is the One Place Tower, completed in October standing at 18 stories high.[7][8]

Skyline of Tulsa April 12, 2008 from the University of Tulsa stadium

Tallest buildings[edit]

The BOK Tower, the tallest building in Tulsa
The CityPlex Towers complex, containing Tulsa's 2nd-, 9th- and 15th-tallest buildings
From left to right: The Philtower Building, the First Place Tower and the Mid-Continent Tower, Tulsa's 10th-, 3rd- and 4th-tallest buildings

This list ranks Tulsa skyscrapers that stand at least 200 feet (61 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed.

Rank Name Height
feet / m
Floors Year Notes
1 BOK Tower 667 / 203 52 1975 Was the tallest building in Oklahoma from its completion in 1975 until 2011. It is now the 2nd tallest building in Oklahoma. Formerly known as One Williams Center.[1][9]
2 Cityplex Tower 648 / 198 60 1979 Stood as the tallest hospital in the state upon completion, but later converted into office space. Stands as the 3rd-tallest building in the state. Tallest building located outside of downtown Tulsa, and tallest building in the CityPlex complex.[2][10]
3 First Place Tower 516 / 157 41 1974 2nd-tallest building in downtown Tulsa. 4th-tallest building in Oklahoma.[11][12]
4 Mid-Continent Tower 513 / 156 36 1984 Originally constructed in 1918 as a 16-story building; 20 additional stories were cantilevered above the existing structure after a 1980 restoration. 5th-tallest building in the state. Most recently completed skyscraper in the city. Formerly known as the Cosden Building.[13][14]
5 Bank of America Center 412 / 126 32 1967 10th-tallest building in Oklahoma.[15][16]
6 320 South Boston Building 400 / 122 22 1928 [17][18]
7 110 West 7th Building 388 / 118 28 1971 [19][20]
8 University Club Tower 377 / 115 32 1966 Tallest all-residential building in the city and the state.[21][22]
9 Cityplex West Tower 348 / 106 30 1981 Until 1989, was the tallest building used as a hospital in Oklahoma. Now serves as a general purpose office building.[23][24]
10 Philtower Building 343 / 105 24 1927 [25][26]
11 Liberty Towers 254 / 77 23 1965 [27][28]
12= Boulder Towers West Tower 253 / 77 15 1960 [29][30][31]
12= Boulder Towers East Tower 253 / 77 15 1980 [29][30][31]
14 Mayo Hotel 252 / 77 18 1925 Tallest all-hotel building in the city.[32][33]
15 First National Bank Building 250 / 76 20 1950 [34][35]
16 Cityplex East Tower 248 / 76 20 1981 [36][37]
17 One Place Tower 238 / 73 18 2012 Tallest building completed in Tulsa in the 2010s.[38]
18 Thompson Building 215 / 66 15 1923 [39][40]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

The Mayo Hotel, the tallest building in Tulsa from 1925 until 1927

This lists buildings that once held the title of tallest building in Tulsa.

Name Street address Years as tallest Height
feet / m
Floors Reference
Petroleum Building 111 West 5th Street 1912–1918 165 / 50 10 [41]
Cosden Building[B] 401 South Boston Avenue 1918–1925 184 / 56[C] 16 [13]
Mayo Hotel 115 West 5th Street 1925–1927 252 / 77 18 [33]
Philtower Building 427 South Boston Street 1927–1928 343 / 105 24 [26]
320 South Boston Building 320 South Boston Avenue 1928–1966 400 / 122 22 [18]
University Club Tower 1722 South Carson Street 1966–1967 377 / 115 32
Bank of America Center 15 West 6th Street 1967–1974 412 / 126 32 [16]
First Place Tower 15 East Fifth Street 1974–1975 516 / 157 40 [12]
One Williams Center[D] 1 Williams Center 1975–present 667 / 203 52 [9]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A. ^ New York has 206 existing and under construction buildings at least 500 ft (152 m) in height, Chicago has 107, Miami has 37, Houston has 30, Los Angeles has 22, Dallas has 19, Atlanta has 19, San Francisco has 18, Las Vegas has 17, Boston has 16, Seattle has 14, Philadelphia has 10, Pittsburgh has 10, Jersey City has 9, Minneapolis has 9, Denver has 8, Detroit has 7, Charlotte has 6 and Columbus has 5. Source of Skyline ranking information: SkyscraperPage.com diagrams: New York, Chicago, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Jersey City, Minneapolis, Denver, Detroit, Charlotte, Columbus, Tulsa. Tulsa is tied in rank with Cleveland and New Orleans.
B. ^ The Cosden Building was constructed in 1918 as a 16-story structure, but was expanded into the modern Mid-Continent Tower by cantilevering 20 additional floors over the original building in 1984.
C. ^ This height is an estimate, as an official height of the 16-story structure was not released prior to the 1984 expansion.
D. ^ This building was constructed as One Williams Center, but has since been renamed BOK Tower.

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Cityplex Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  17. ^ "320 South Boston Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  19. ^ "110 West 7th Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  21. ^ "University Club Towers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  23. ^ "Cityplex West Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  25. ^ "Philtower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  27. ^ "Liberty Towers". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
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  32. ^ "Mayo Hotel". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  33. ^ a b "Mayo Hotel". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  34. ^ "First National Bank Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  35. ^ "First National Bank Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  36. ^ "Cityplex East Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  37. ^ "Cityplex East Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  38. ^ http://www.gtrnews.com/greater-tulsa-reporter/11297/tulsa-s-oneplace-tower-tops-out.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  39. ^ "Thompson Building". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  40. ^ "Thompson Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-27. 
  41. ^ "SecureAgent Software Building". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 

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