The Oklahoma City skyscraper will be the tallest in the United States, and the fifth tallest in the world

Could the tallest building in the United States be built in Oklahoma City? Yes.

California developer Scott Matteson announced plans last month to expand the planned Boardwalk At Bricktown project by adding a 134-story, 1,750-foot tower. This would make the tower slightly shorter than the 1,776-foot-tall Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City.

But now Matteson has set his sights even higher. His investment and development company last week announced plans to increase the height of the Legends Tower to 1,907 feet, a symbolic number because Oklahoma became a state in 1907.

Developers say that if the plan succeeds, the Legends Tower will be the tallest building in the United States and the fifth tallest in the world. The longest is Burj Khalifa In Dubai, its height is 2,716 feet.

The new tower will also be more than twice the height of the current largest building in Oklahoma City. The 50-storey Devon Energy Centre. Completed in 2012, it is also the tallest building in the state.

A rendering of the proposed Legends Tower on the Boardwalk in Bricktown.

Developer says construction will be 'distinctive destination'

Referring to a period of growth, Matteson He said in a statement That Oklahoma City is “well positioned to support large-scale projects such as the one envisioned for Bricktown.”

He said: “We believe that this development will be a distinctive destination for the city, further expanding and diversifying the growing economy, attracting investment, new companies and job opportunities. It is a dynamic environment and we hope to see that.” The Bricktown Boardwalk is a source of pride for Oklahoma City.

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