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  • OKC Central Live Chat 10:30 a.m. Today

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    OK, so the video is kinda dorky. But the music … ah heck, yeah, the music is still great. And sometimes you just have to “walk on.” I enjoyed a much needed vacation last week and traveled to the Ozark mountains. With beautiful clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, the timing couldn’t have been...

  • Friday Live Chat Cancelled

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

      I’ll be back with the normal schedule next week.  

  • The Actual Meet the Press Feature on Oklahoma City

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Meet the Press Feature on Oklahoma City

  • Great Oklahoma River Photos By NewsOK Contributor Will Hider

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

      I frequently feature the photography of Will Hider on OKC Central. I love his art – and it is art. He has an amazing knack for capturing our changing city in all of its vibrancy and excitement. Will is an “aw shucks” kind of guy who will usually respond to such praise by getting […]

  • An Apology

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

        EARLIER TODAY I POSTED THIS Two days ago I unveiled what I think reflects the future site plan for the Stage Center block. It was included in an overall set of drawings for the area around the future convention center prepared by city consultant Populous. Immediately, I was left to...

  • First Thoughts on Oklahoma City Meet the Press Segment

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/mayor-cornett-executive-branch-needs-bridge-divide-n197711 - It’s really quite something that Oklahoma City was not just featured, but showcased in this inaugural episode with new host Chuck Todd – an episode that included an interview with President Barack Obama. -...

  • Looking for Options - And Finding Them

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Folks who have known me or followed my work know that for years I’ve struggled with my health. Things got bad in 2013 following the death of my father and a couple of close friends, along with stress at work, and quite frankly I was in pretty bad shape by last December. In January I […]

  • Could this be the new site plan for Stage Center block?

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

      If you’re attending Confluence today, you’re hearing details first as to why I think we are looking at the new site plan for the block between Sheridan, Hudson, Walker and Reno Avenues. I will share more with readers later today.  

  • OKC Central Live Chat Special Guest City Manager Jim Couch, 10:30 a.m. Friday

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Thu, Sep 4, 2014

    I am very happy to report that City Manager Jim Couch will join me again for a live chat with readers 10:30 a.m. Friday. Preference will be given to comments and questions addressed to Jim. Comments and questions can be posted at NewsOK starting at 10 a.m. The discussion starts at 10:30 a.m.

  • Will Hider: Glass Going Up at Century Center

    Updated: Sun, Aug 31, 2014

    Will Hider has an incredible eye, and his camera is never far away. His latest photos capture glass going up on my favorite downtown project - the renovated Century Center at 100 W Main.

  • Great New Photo of Mideke Building Renovation in Bricktown

    Steve Lackmeyer | Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    Renovations are well underway on the Mideke Building at 100 E Main, which will be home to Tapstone Energy and up to 150 employees by this time next year. One of the most interesting aspects of this renovation is creation of a glass wall on the building’s east alley wall, as shown in the above […]

  • A Closer Look at Proposed Paseo Development

    Steve Lackmeyer | Published: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    In today’s Oklahoman, I reported on a proposal by former Rise co-developer Jeremy Foraker and Paseo restauranteur Sean Fiaconne to build a two-story building at NW 28 and Walker. The lot has long been an eyesore gateway for an otherwise stunning district – really the predecessor for every urban...

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