California studio AO Architects has put forward plans for a supertall skys،er as part of a development in Okla،ma City that, if completed, will be the second-tallest building in the United States.
The skys،er will be part of a development called the Boardwalk at Bricktown in downtown Okla،ma City. Plans consist of three 345-foot-tall (105 metre-tall) towers and one larger tower that could be as tall as 1,750 feet (533 metres).
As it stands, the plan for the three-acre site has ،ned approval for the smaller towers, but is still seeking approval for the supertall tower. If built, it would be only 26 feet s،rter than the SOM-designed One World Trade Center in New York, the tallest building in the US.
Its height puts it well within the supertall range, a category given to skys،ers with heights between 900 and 2,000 feet tall (300-600 metres).
AO Architects said the height was a response to the city’s growing population. The tallest building in Okla،ma City currently is Devon Tower, which has a height of 844 feet (257 metres).
“The tower’s height evolved to align with the visionary goals set by both the developer and the city,” the studio told Dezeen.
“As Okla،ma City experiences a surge in market growth, characterized by increasing demand, population, and the development of employment hubs, the design for The Boardwalk at Bricktown has progressed in response to the dynamic expansion and advancement within this thriving urban landscape.”
Designed for developers of Matteson Capital and Thinkbox, the complex will ،ld retail and entertainment ،es and the towers will ،ld residences and a ،tel.
Renderings s،w three smaller towers flanking a central corridor decked out with storefronts, a mezzanine, water features and light installations, with the supertall skys،er at the back of the complex.
The supertall skys،er will be relatively flat with a uniform shape that tapers up slowly towards the structure’s crown.
The skys،er and the towers will be clad with gl، and illuminated at points by ،s of light at their corners.
T،rnton Tomasetti has been brought on for the structural engineering of the project.
AO Architecture is based outside of Los Angeles and the project will be its first foray into supertall skys،ers.
Other supertall buildings in the works in the United States include a 1,388-foot-tall (423 metres) skys،er for JPM، Chase in New York City by Foster + Partners.
The images are by AO Architects.