“I can't imagine anything put on that spot that would cause the kind of passion that people have for that building. I think people will want to rise up again. I can't imagine anyone has lost attraction to that building over these few years,” Floyd said.
Agreed: No one who loved the Gold Dome then has lost it. A Facebook page popped up Friday afternoon: Search for “Save OKC's Historic Gold Dome” if you want to “Like” it and support it.
But, a decade of trying suggests strongly that the future use of the property is not as leasable space. Its future, if it has a future, lies in its real value to Oklahoma City: as a piece of art — a big, not-very-functional, historic, piece of eccentric art.
So, it needs an eccentric owner, an artist, an unusual owner-occupier.
Calling Wayne Coyne and friends. The Gold Dome is weird enough — ah, eccentric — on the outside. Considering what y'all did with the Womb art gallery off downtown, imagine what a touch of The Flaming Lips could do with the inside of the Gold Dome. Or maybe just lend your Lips to the cause.