|Oklahoma City Could Become Home to America’s Tallest Skyscraper
|Eight of the 10 tallest buildings in the United States are in New York, by far the country’s largest city. The remaining two are in Chicago, the third biggest city by population. But a new skyscraper proposed by California development company Matteson Capital would tower over them all, and from a comparatively modest metro: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
It’s an unlikely choice for the 1,907-foot-tall building, called Legends Tower, but developer Scot Matteson told Fast Companythat the state capital is ready. “Oklahoma City is committed to growing as a major metropolitan area. The city has invested in infrastructure surrounding the project,” he said in a statement. “The groundwork has been laid and the time is ripe for this project.”
For now, Legends Tower is still far from becoming reality — Matteson will have to secure the approval of local officials as well as investment funding — but it could end up being a boon for America’s 20th largest city if it does come to fruition.