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What Will be Torn Down as Part of the Core to Shore Park Plan

by Steve Lackmeyer Published: January 24, 2013

In my story about the master plan for the new MAPS 3 Core to Shore park, project architect Mary Margaret Jones confirmed what has long been suspected: all buildings on the site except for Union Station will be destroyed. Note: I was privy just a couple years ago to a company that was buying the old Film Exchange building, wanted to renovate it, and even privately told the city they would gladly work with planners to ensure it complimented the park. They were advised to go with another site. And so it sits empty, awaiting demolition. Here’s a glimpse of a couple of the buildings targeted for destruction:

Also targeted - the Salvation Army Citadel chapel
Also targeted - the Salvation Army Citadel chapel

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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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