US to get new tallest skyscraper with 1,907ft building in surprising city | World | News

Forget New York City or Chicago, America is set to get a new location for its tallest skyscraper.

Oklahoma City is set to be the surprising location of the United States’ next tallest skyscraper. The proposed Boardwalk at Bricktown would reach a dizzying 1,907 feet high, making it not only the tallest building in the US but the fifth tallest building in the world.

Developers initially proposed a building of 1,750 feet, but have now revised their request to add an extra 157 feet. The development will include three huge towers each 345 feet tall, with the fourth and tallest tower on top, called the Legends Tower. The top of the Legends Tower will consist of a public observatory, a restaurant and a bar where visitors can look over a sweeping view across Oklahoma.

Currently the tallest building in America is One World Trade in NYC at a formidable 1,776 ft, followed by Centra Park Tower at 1,550 ft and in third place is Chicago’s Willis Tower. The proposed new skyscraper would dwarf them all but it would still come in at 800ft shorter than the world’s largest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.

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The massive new development called Boardwalk at Bricktown is set to transform Oklahoma City. The project will cover around 5 million square feet and include Hyatt hotels, serviced condos, and a whopping 1,776 residential units.

The developers have also planned for over 110,000 square feet of commercial space for food, drink, and retail outlets. Scott Matteson, CEO of Matteson Capital, said: “Oklahoma City is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, making it well-positioned to support large-scale projects like the one envisioned for Bricktown.”

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He added: “We believe that this development will be an iconic destination for the city, further driving the expansion and diversification of the growing economy, drawing in investment, new businesses, and jobs. It’s a dynamic environment and we hope to see The Boardwalk at Bricktown stand as the pride of Oklahoma City.”

Rob Budetti, a managing partner at AO, expressed his excitement about the project: “We are excited to embark upon this pivotal undertaking with a carefully assembled team of talented and experienced architects and designers from within our ranks. Crafting a project of this significance is an honour, and the collaborative process with the City, Matteson Capital, Hensel Phelps, and a top-notch team of engineers, consultants, and development partners has been exceptional.”

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