Here’s a roundup of recent developments on Oklahoma City’s Gold Dome.
In my column in The Oklahoman Saturday, I wondered whether The Flaming Lips Could help save the Gold Dome.
Meanwhile, dome owner David Box had let it be known he is willing to give the dome structure away — plus $100,000 – to whoever wants to preserve it.
I’d say that’s showing pretty good faith.
And, let’s face it: Box paid $800,000 for the 17,830-square-foot Gold Dome, on 2.4 acres, at a sheriff’s auction — a steal. I’m pretty sure that those 2.4 acres at NW 23 and Classen, minus the dome, are worth more than that.
The good stuff: Here’s the Gold Dome’s registration documentation for the National Register of Historic Places.
Some other stuff:
The OKCTalk blog has a good thread on it, going back to when Box first sought a demolition permit.
There’s the Save OKC’s Historic Gold Dome Facebook page.
Interestingly, here is the still-active Gold Dome web page from when Dr. Irene Lam still owned it.
Here’s the Gold Dome Wiki page, which has some interesting links.
Metropolitan Capital Advisors in Dallas had good things to say about OKC CRE in a recent blog. I stumbled across it working on a story about Gardner-Tanenbaum Group latest high-profile project, which you can read about in The Oklahoman tomorrow or NewsOK.com late tonight.
Thanks for the good words, y’all.