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Oklahoma City's skyline adapts to new shapes, new color schemes

The evolution of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline is being shaped not just by new construction, but also by new color schemes.
by Steve Lackmeyer Published: June 1, 2014
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The evolution of the downtown Oklahoma City skyline is being shaped not just by new construction, but also by new color schemes as demonstrated with the transformation of the Park Harvey building, 200 N Harvey Ave., from a dull, gray 1950s-era former bank building into a vibrant mix of hues resembling the rising and setting of the Oklahoma sun.

The colors bounce off the glass panes of newer structures like Leadership Square at 211 N Robinson Avenue, built in 1984, and the 50-story Devon Energy Center at 333 W Sheridan Ave., which opened two years ago. The glass-encased Leadership Square and Devon Energy Center, in turn, reflect the histories of First National Center, 120 N Robinson Ave., and City Place Tower, 200 Park Ave., two art deco towers built in 1931.

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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