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Have you tried an image host like Photobucket or imageshack?They allow you to actually post the photo itself.

Those are some nice ones...when did you take them?

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Interesting pics, can anyone tell me what all I'm looking at? I'm mainly familiar with Tulsa.

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834365-Leadership_Square-Oklahoma_City.jpg

Oklahoma_City_Skatepark1.jpg matt hoffman's skatepark

ok-city-inside.jpg new fed building, after other one was blown up.

j24ent.jpg toby keith's new place

gallery_canal_1999_7b.jpg bricktown at night

031210oklahoma1.jpg okc memorial with new fed building in back ground

031210oklahoma3.jpg fed building. one of the most safe buildings in u.s.

7475254_F_tn.jpg okc at night

benchstatueweb.jpg johnny bench at the "brick"

conphota.jpg capitol getting a dome

jun02.jpg indian that sits atop dome

5.jpg finished dome

031210oklahoma2.jpg fed building

downtown_okc_preview.jpg downtown okc

gallery_ford_2003_9.jpgford center w/cox convention center to the left. 2 arenas side by side

gallery_cox_conv_2001_9.jpg cox convention ceter

mantle2web.jpg mickey mantle at the "brick"

sonic02lg.jpg sonic headquarter

gallery_canal_1999_7a.jpg opening of the canal

hertz_01.jpg temp site for dell. one of the hertz buildings in town

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I would really like to see Oklahoma grow into a big city (Highrise and Population wise) it has the potential to.

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I would really like to see Oklahoma grow into a big city (Highrise and Population wise) it has the potential to.

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that would be great to see okc grow even bigger there is an abundance of land here that we wont be using up any time soon, more room to grow. yes to see more highrises would be awesome, but i think the only highrises we'll see if they build any would be residenital for the downtown area. or if devon builds a new corporate office. i belive they are currently occupiying a couple of buildings downtown.

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the first pic is chase bank building and devon energy. next is the new art museum.

then we have dell. sorry the pics are so dark. another pic of the museum. the next few are pics of the new downtown library. enjoy.

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I took a bunch of pics of downtown and the airport so I'll put them all here.

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Myriad Gardens (Central Park type area)

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historic Colcord Building--undergoing reconstruction as a boutique hotel

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Headquarters of Devon Energy, OKC largest corporation

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corner of BancFirst building

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information kiosk at Chase Plaza

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our underground tunnel system is being renovated and will be renamed The Underground

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the historic Skirvin Hotel is being restored and reopened as the Skirvin Hilton

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the hotel has been closed since the late 80s

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First National and City Place--basically tied for second tallest building in OKC

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Leadership Square

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Robinson Renaissance with Oklahoma Tower behind

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The Great Banking Hall inside First National

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First National reflected on the side of Corporate Tower

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Oklahoma Tower in the middle

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official Hornets store in Oklahoma Tower

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Downtown Library

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Oklahoma County Courthouse

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Oklahoma City Museum of Art, with Dale Chihuly sculpture

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home of Ballet Oklahoma, the OKC Philharmonic, and several theatre companies

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seasonal skating rink in Bicentennial Park

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looking towards city hall and the CBD

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Union Station

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Those were some interesting hotels, both the Colcord and the Skirven. It will be nice when they are both finished. I really thought that was an interesting looking library. Is that development near it to a parking deck? Do you have any more shots of the library or for that matter the Chihuly sculpture? I've seen some Chihuly artwork but nothing quite like that. I was also curious if they had a hard time keeping the ice rink frozen. We had some problems this season with one of ours in northwest Arkansas with the rather warm temps.

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Did my post get deleted? If so, I probably know why, and I didn't mean my post as spam...

I believe it's the tallest Chihuly sculpture in the world. I love the Chihuly gallery at the museum- I think it's worth visiting just to see that part of the museum. I'm really glad they were able to purchase it.

The Galleria Parking Garage project is right behind the library.

And my comments before my post was apparently deleted or my computer messed up and didn't post it were that you have really great camera angles. I like the picture of the Underground entrance and the one that looks up toward the courthouse.

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Did my post get deleted? If so, I probably know why, and I didn't mean my post as spam...

I believe it's the tallest Chihuly sculpture in the world. I love the Chihuly gallery at the museum- I think it's worth visiting just to see that part of the museum. I'm really glad they were able to purchase it.

The Galleria Parking Garage project is right behind the library.

And my comments before my post was apparently deleted or my computer messed up and didn't post it were that you have really great camera angles. I like the picture of the Underground entrance and the one that looks up toward the courthouse.

No, it was deleted because you were posting about other Urban Forums. Rule 5 in the rules states that you will not post about other Urban Forum sites unless approval from the Admin.

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And my comments before my post was apparently deleted or my computer messed up and didn't post it were that you have really great camera angles. I like the picture of the Underground entrance and the one that looks up toward the courthouse.

Thanks.

Yeah the OKC Museum of Art has the largest Chihuly collection in the world. Mith242, I don't have any more pictures of the library or the Chihuly tower, but here's some from the net. I didn't hear anything about problems with keeping the ice rink frozen.

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more Chihuly work

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jbrown i just took some pics of the colcord and skirvin and they are similar, so i dont know if i will put them up.

also maybe one of the moderators could combine your thread of okc pics to the one i started so we can have them all in one place.

nice pics by the way. :)

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The first part of the tunnel system, I believe, was constructed in the 20s for the patrons of the Skirvin Hotel. It was expanded in the 70s, named the Conncourse after a mayor who coordinated the project.

Now it is being refurbished by Rand Elliot and Associates into "The Underground." It is being updated to be more modern, clean, and safe. The parts that are already done are very nice. The various hallways will turn into galleries, some are photography galleries with vintage downtown pictures, and there will be a hall of mirrors and other interesting hallways. The galleries will not only improve the look of the system, but also add landmarks wich will improve efficiency of people who learn to navigate the tunnels.

At one time the concourse apparently had quite a retail presence, now there are a few remaining businesses. (Workday restaurants, a hair salon...) There is also some office space on the Underground level. I believe there are about 30 access points. I've walked all the way from the south end of the CBD to the bombing memorial area north of the CBD without seeing daylight, so it's a fairly impressive system.

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