The city’s revival — until now a popular idea represented mostly by drawings on paper — becomes tangible as MAPS projects drive redevelopment in Bricktown.
• In April 1998, the Oklahoma City Redhawks begin play at Bricktown Ballpark, marking completion of the first MAPS project.
• Tens of thousands of people gather for the opening of the Bricktown Canal on July 2, 1999.
• In 2000, redevelopment of Deep Deuce begins with construction of the $16 million, 294-unit Deep Deuce Apartments.
• A final fundraising drive is launched in 2001 as construction continues on the new downtown home for the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
• After 85 years, the original vision for the state Capitol is completed in 2002 with addition of a dome topped by the 22-foot Native American statue The Guardian.
Source: City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City is marking its 125th anniversary with 125 facts about the city’s history.