The Downtown Design Review Committee is being asked to approve plans on Thursday for the new Devon Energy world headquarters. Part of the project calls for removal of these ornate bridges between the east and west City Center garages. I called architect Scott Dedmon, whose firm ADG designed the garages, and learned the bridges could be salvaged and used elsewhere.
Question No. 1: Should the bridges be removed? Devon Energy wants the bridges removed because they want to secure access to the west garage, which they are buying from the city, and to clear the view of a rotunda that will stand at the end of Harvey Avenue (just south of the bridge in the foreground).
Question No. 2: Where could the city best re-use the bridges if they are taken down? Where could these bridges make the best impression?