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Assembly of shipping containers underway for Deep Deuce office, retail development in Oklahoma City

Downtown project, which uses 17 shipping containers, is expected to open by winter along NE 2.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: August 7, 2014
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photo - OK Sea, shown above, will include space that can be used for retail or offices.
OK Sea, shown above, will include space that can be used for retail or offices.

Openings are cut and fittings are being installed on 17 used shipping containers that will be assembled in Deep Deuce as part of the new OK Sea development planned along NE 2.

The project, first envisioned just east of Automobile Alley, will include offices and retail business. It is set to open with a series of outdoor dining areas by winter.

Architect Wade Scaramucci said OK Sea, being developed by Richard McKown, will take shape quickly in the next few weeks.

“We are attempting to do most of the construction work in an off-site yard,” Scaramucci said. “It’s designed to be portable. So once much of the work is done reinforcing them with steel, they will be moving them on site and putting them together.”

Scaramucci said the off-site construction also accommodates better quality control and minimizes the time needed for a construction crane.

“It will be very obvious when they’re on the site,” Scaramucci said. “You’ll see it going up very quickly. They come in sequences. It will take a good two months before they come to the site and are put together.”

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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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