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Country’s Tallest Skyscraper Planned for Unlikely U.S. City

It would top out at 1,907 feet.

The Legends Tower
The Legends Tower
Matteson Capital

Major metro markets like New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago typically spring to mind as locations for the tallest skyscrapers in the U.S. But new plans could place the country’s tallest building in a more unlikely city.

Matteson Capital, a real estate investment and development company, has partnered with architecture firm AO for a project in Oklahoma City known as The Boardwalk at Bricktown. Now the companies have requested to increase the height of the project’s central tower and, if approved, make it the tallest building in the U.S. and fifth tallest in the world.

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The development is expected to include three towers that each reach 345 feet and a fourth “Legends Tower” that will top out at 1,907 feet. The height is intended to coincide with the year that Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state of the United States.

The mixed-use development will include two Hyatt hotels with nearly 200 residential serviced condominiums along with another 1,776 residential units. It will also feature a retail and restaurant district with more than 110,000 square feet of space along with a public observatory, restaurant and bar at the top of the Legends Tower.

Next to the structures AO is adding public spaces that include a 17,000-square-foot lagoon and water feature and several roof-decks.

“Oklahoma City is experiencing a significant period of growth and transformation, making it well-positioned to support large-scale projects like the one envisioned for Bricktown,” said Scot Matteson, CEO of Matteson Capital, in a statement. “We believe that this development will be an iconic destination for the city, further driving the expansion and diversification of the growing economy, drawing in investment, new businesses, and jobs. It’s a dynamic environment and we hope to see The Boardwalk at Bricktown stand as the pride of Oklahoma City.”

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