University Club Tower (Tulsa)

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University Club Tower
University Club Tower, Tulsa.jpg
The University Club Tower, the tallest residential building in Oklahoma
General information
Location1722 South Carson Street,[1] Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Coordinates36°08′14″N 95°59′28″W / 36.13722°N 95.99111°W / 36.13722; -95.99111Coordinates: 36°08′14″N 95°59′28″W / 36.13722°N 95.99111°W / 36.13722; -95.99111
Roof377 ft (115 m)[2]
Technical details
Floor count32[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectBob Piland
Jack Butz
Structural engineerFred N. Gauger PE[3]
Bill Martin PE

The University Club Tower is a residential high-rise building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The building rises 377 feet (115 m).[2] It contains 32 floors, and was completed in 1966.[1] The University Club Tower currently stands as the 8th-tallest building in the city, and the 14th-tallest building in the state of Oklahoma. It also currently stands as the tallest all-residential building in Tulsa and Oklahoma.[1] The circular building, marked by unusual floorplans surrounding its central core, was the first major building in the United States to be designed using a computer.[3]

In June 2011, resident Joshua Hilberling fell through a 25th-floor window of the building to his death. His wife, Amber Hilberling, was charged with causing his death by pushing him through the window. She maintained that the building's windows were made of insufficiently strong glass, and she filed a suit against the building for the allegedly unsafe construction of the windows. In March 2013, a Tulsa jury found her guilty of second-degree murder.[4][5][6] The case was discussed on a February 2016 episode of the Dr. Phil show. In October 2016 Amber Hilberling was found dead in her cell at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center near McLoud, Oklahoma; the medical examiner ruled it to be suicide by hanging, but some family members questioned the finding.[7][8]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "University Club Tower". Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  2. ^ a b "University Club Towers". Retrieved 2007-12-28.
  3. ^ a b "A Structure in the Forefront of Computer Design" (PDF). Concrete International. Retrieved 2007-12-29.
  4. ^ Dee Duren and Lori Fullbright, "Tulsa High-Rise Death: Amber Hilberling Guilty Of Second Degree Murder", KOTV-DT, March 18, 2013.
  5. ^ Michael Walsh, "Tulsa woman says she accidentally pushed husband out of 17th-floor window, blames thin glass", New York Daily News, March 15, 2013.
  6. ^ "Josh Hilberling Pushed Out Window, Dies, in Alleged Spousal Abuse Case", ABC News, June 10, 2011.
  7. ^ Clayton Youngman, "Amber Hilberling, convicted of pushing husband out of window, found dead in prison", KTUL, October 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Lindsey Bever, "'Never stop fighting for the truth': Family’s message after woman found hanging in prison cell", The Washington Post, October 26, 2016.

External links[edit]

Official website