MIND-BOGGLING plans for the tallest skyscraper in the US have been revealed and it will not be built in New York.
The ambitious project intends to be bigger than One World Trade Center – but the location choice is unexpected.
The Bricktown Tower would become the tallest skyscraper in the United StatesSWNS
It will surpass One World Trade Center in New York which is the current title holder
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SWNSThe construction will have commercial use and communal spaces[/caption]
The Bricktown Tower aims for the stars in a surprisingly unassuming state of Oklahoma.
The grandiose structure will consist of three towers – each about 345 ft tall – together with a fourth skyscraper towering 1,907 ft above Oklahoma City’s usually nondescript skyline.
The top ofwill also offer a breathtaking view of the entire city landscape from its restaurant and a bar.
And an observation deck will be installed for the same purpose, according to Matteson Capital.
Developers at a real estate company have adjusted their initial plan by a few hundred feet to surpass the current tallest building in the US.
In the early planning stages, the mammoth project hadreaching 1,750 ft – just 26 ft behind the One World Trade Center.
But the newest adjustments would not only put it on a pedestal of the biggest skyscraper in the states, but also pay homage to Oklahoma state.
“The symbolic height honors the year that Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state of the United States,” Matteson Capital said in a statement.
The firm now hopes to get permission from the city’s zoning board to construct the giant tower.
If approved, it will also become the sixth tallest skyscraper in the world.
TOP-5 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD
The Bricktown Tower will join the ranks of the highest skyscrapers in the world. Here’s the top-5:
Burj Khalifa, UAE
At 2,717 ft tall, the structure in Dubai has been the tallest since 2009. It broke multiple world records, including world’s largest light and sound show staged on a single building.
Merdeka 118, Malaysia
Located in the capital Kuala Lumpur, this building is a megatall skyscraper spanning 2,227 ft height. It is also the tallest building in Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The spire of the building was finally completed in 2022.
Shanghai Tower, China
Synonymous to the name, it is located in Shanghai and is the tallest building in China at 2,073 ft. It is also the tallest and largest LEED platinum certified building in the world since 2015. The LEED is awarded to green structures that are environmentally sustainable.
Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia
A government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca is aimed at catering the pilgrims and its tallest tower stands at 1,972 ft. It is also the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Ping An International Finance Centre, China
At 1,966 ft tall, this skyscraper was completed in 2017 and is the second tallest building in China. It is also the second largest skyscraper in the world by floor area and holds the record for having the highest observation deck in a building.