As I mentioned yesterday, with all that’s going on in downtown Oklahoma City, there seems to be some really cliche OKC/Tulsa bashing going on. And that’s really just sad. Neither city can truly prosper for long if the other is in a death spiral. Both cities should be rooting each other on, cheering on each other’s successes and appreciating differences between the two.
OKC residents should be traveling up to downtown Tulsa to marvel at the Art Deco architecture, catch a concert at Cain’s Ballroom, stroll through the Brady District and enjoy a drink at Arnie’s (yes, I know it’s not the most glamarous bar in Blue Dome, but that’s why I like it. It’s real!). And politics aside, if experience of OKC is any indicator, the construction of a ballpark in downtown Tulsa’s Greenwood District will pay off dividends to the city for years to come. And if I get the chance, you can bet I’ll catch a concert at BOK Arena, which is truly stunning to look at.
So, in the interest of going against the OKC/Tulsa bashing wars of the week, I suggest you visit The Tulsa World and read today’s update on development around BOK Center.