Thursday, August 21, 2008

FBO: 'Vote on OKC Skyline'


Oklahoma City plans to build its tallest building. Considering, after so many years, Oklahoma City is also getting its first major sports franchise -- and is apparently flubbing the name choice with Thunder (probably will go with a teal color scheme too!) -- the FBO wants to get a head start on the building OKC needs to have. To avoid mistakes.

The FBO would like Oklahoma City to steal an already existing building and re-build it in OKC. We've narrowed it down to three options, which we leave up for the FBO Observers to vote on. The winning decision will be sent to Oklahoma City HQ.

Kuala Lampur's Petronas Towers is the world's tallest buildings, for the moment. Oklahoma City should built ONE of them. 'You've heard of the world's tallest buildings -- the Petronas Towers. Well, now there are THREE.' It would be a miniature version called the Oklahoma City Petrona Tower (no s), about 52 floors.

Yes yes yes! We've seen the 'Bird's Nest' in Beijing enough already. China's best building, including the Forbidden City, is Shanghai's Oriental Pearl Tower, which Oklahoma City could replicate, even if it means knocking down the Skirvin to do.

Tulsa is proud of its Williams Center, so steal it. The Williams in Oklahoma City would be called the Actual Williams. The Tulsa Williams is 52 stories, the Oklahoma City version would be 54.



If they do the Williams tower, it would be a knock-off of a knock-off. It was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who was coasting off of his recent fame as designer of the World Trade Center. It is a 1/2 scale version of the WTC - a single tower with 1/2 the number of floors. It would be great to even have Minoru design the OKC version - unfortunately he died in 1986 (coincidence that we graduated HS the same year? Hmmmm....). And we can call it the OKC (TUL) WTC.

Of course, that giant butt-plug/Eiffel Tower rip-off would be cool too.

THE FBO said...

Looks like we have a toss up on the vote.

waska_the_rocker said...

I'm so honored that the vote to suspend me garnered more participation.