A lot going on downtown these days. Yes, that’s the Detox being torn down. Expect it to disappear within a day or two, with construction set to begin on the new Aloft Hotel.
When the fire department wanted to build a station in Bricktown, the initial designs struck many as being a typical suburban model unworthy of the historic district. Plans were revised, and now we’re getting to see the actual finished building.
The Oklahoma City Urban Renewal Authority is moving to new digs after being on the 24th floor of CityPlace Tower for the past 30 or so years. This plant has been in the director’s office during the tenure of Cathy O’Connor, JoeVan Bullard and Tiana Douglas (and possibly Horace Huskerson before that!). The agency will be moving to the Hightower Building, but the plant won’t be in the new digs. Don’t worry though… O’Connor reports she has a taker for this virtual jungle.