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Will New Flatiron Renderings Get Green Light From Urban Renewal?

by Steve Lackmeyer Published: June 17, 2014

It looks like the redevelopment of the long empty Flatiron building at N 6th and Harrison Avenue has undergone yet another tweak on its way to being redeveloped by Chuck Ainsworth for PLICO (an insurance company). An additional third floor is being added to add boardroom and executive “function” space. The Urban Renewal Authority board is being asked to approve the schematic renderings at their meeting on Wednesday and to give Urban Renewal director Cathy O’Connor authority to review and approve final drawings in the interest of “keeping the project on track.”

The following renderings are being submitted by architect Rand Elliott:

I know, I know… I’ve heard from some folks this is a bit confusing to look at. Fortunately, we also get an interior view rendering as well:

Interior view of the proposed third floor addition to the Flatiron.
Interior view of the proposed third floor addition to the Flatiron.

Maybe the following sketches will help:







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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