Steve Lackmeyer: More local companies are looking for new office construction downtown

The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&A's on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City.
by Steve Lackmeyer Modified: October 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm •  Published: October 26, 2012
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The Oklahoman's Steve Lackmeyer took questions from readers in today's OKC Central Live Chat. You can join Steve's Q&As on Fridays at 10 a.m. and submit your questions about the happenings in and around downtown Oklahoma City. Read the complete chat transcript here.

When it comes to the skyline and downtown Oklahoma City, do you see growth fueled by all local companies or have you heard any outside relocation rumors?

Hopefully many of you read the story I had last Sunday about the future for downtown Oklahoma City's skyline. So here's what I can tell you - the companies I'm hearing about looking at new office construction downtown are mostly, but not totally, local companies.

Is there any special reason the Gazette parade is using such a different route this year?

My guess - and this is only a guess - is that it probably involves sponsorships and advertisement agreements that help pay for the production. Keep in mind, Bill Bleakley and his crew put a lot of time, money and effort into the parade, so at some level it's got to be self sustaining.

How far off are we from an official announcement of a new tower being built downtown?

I'm going to take Mark Beffort and others at their word and believe it will likely be within the next several months.

About a year ago a group bought Crossroads Mall and promised to get the mall going again. Have you heard anything on this?


by Steve Lackmeyer
Business Reporter
Steve Lackmeyer is a reporter and columnist who started his career at The Oklahoman in 1990. Since then, he has won numerous awards for his coverage, which included the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, the city's Metropolitan...
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