The Classen

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The Classen
Former names Citizens Tower
General information
Status Complete
Type Residential
Location 2200 North Classen Boulevard,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
United States
Coordinates 35°29′28″N 97°31′52″W / 35.49111°N 97.53111°W / 35.49111; -97.53111Coordinates: 35°29′28″N 97°31′52″W / 35.49111°N 97.53111°W / 35.49111; -97.53111
Opening 1967
Owner Gardner/Tannenbaum Group
Roof 250 ft (76 m)
Technical details
Floor count 21
Floor area 10,890 m2 (117,200 sq ft)
Design and construction
Architect Bozalis & Roloff
Merriman Associates/Architects, Inc

The Classen (Originally Citizens Bank Tower) is a skyscraper in the uptown section of Oklahoma City, near the city's Paseo Art District. The residential tower has 21 floors and is 287 feet tall. The building was finished in 1967 as the headquarters of then Citizens National Bank. The tower was recently renovated and now consists of residential apartments for rent.

It is currently the second tallest residential building in Oklahoma City.


The Citizens Bank Tower is an architecturally significant building in Oklahoma City with its hexagonal plan, slender profile, unusual sunscreens and rigorously sculpted crown. It was among the first tall office buildings to be erected outside of downtown Oklahoma City, setting the standard for other distinctive large freestanding suburban skyscrapers. The Citizens Bank Tower was designed by Robert Roloff of Bozalis, who considered it a tribute to Frank Lloyd Wright and his Price Tower constructed in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The interior of the tower has been adapted to apartment units for contemporary use.[2] Citizens Bank Tower has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since March 8, 2010.[3]


The Classen is modeled under the modern school of construction and has an exposed concrete narrow base.


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