View Full Version : new downtown pics

03-06-2006, 06:59 PM
I took some new pictures of downtown and Bricktown, some of which show progress of some ongoing projects.
Downtown from Regatta Park
Chesapeake Boathouse
The Oklahoma River from Regatta Park
Regatta Park plaza
Regatta Park waterfall
Regatta Park and Chesapeake Boathouse
[soon-to-be] AT+T Bricktown Ballpark
Johnny Bench statue
Sonic headquarters in Lower Bricktown
a couple pieces of the Oklahoma Landrun Monument
construction on new Residence Inn
downtown view from Bricktown
Santa Fe Station--northern end of Amtrak's Heartland Flyer
art deco light fixture on Sante Fe station
more art deco on Santa Fe station
freight docks will become shops
plaza between the Ford Center and the Cox Convention Center
Colcord Hotel with county courthouse in background
Federal Building
old Central High School

03-06-2006, 08:09 PM
Thank you very, very much! As an out-of-stater I particularly appreciate your efforts.

Did you happen to notice how the Skirvin is coming along?

Also, you must have had a photography class or two or just have a good eye, because you frame your photos very well.

Thanks again!

03-06-2006, 08:27 PM
Very nice! Thank you - what a treat.

I love some of the sunset shots.. the river looks great ...

03-06-2006, 08:45 PM
Thanks Karried and Malibu. The Oklahoma River is recieving compliments from out-of-staters over at UrbanPlanet as well. :D

Malibu, I am taking my first photography class right now here at OBU and it is helping a lot. I have some Skirvin pics from about a month ago that I will post.

03-06-2006, 08:51 PM
Headquarters of Devon Energy, OKC largest corporation
corner of BancFirst building
information kiosk at Chase Plaza
our underground tunnel system is being renovated and will be renamed The Underground
the historic Skirvin Hotel is being restored and reopened as the Skirvin Hilton
the hotel has been closed since the late 80s

03-06-2006, 08:52 PM
I just copied and pasted from UrbanPlanet, so don't think I'm trying to insult your intelligence with the captions.

03-06-2006, 09:44 PM
Those are some great pictures. Thanks

03-06-2006, 10:32 PM
Your photography teacher should be proud! :)

When I look at the sum total of everything displayed in these photos, it's simply amazing -- especially since there are tons of additional projects.

I moved away in 1989, and virtually none of what is pictured was even imagined at that time.

We all like to think about what's in the pipeline or down the road, but every once in a while you really have to step back and just say: Wow... We've come a loooong way in just over 10 years!

Sure makes me proud of my hometown.

03-06-2006, 11:20 PM
Thanks for the great pictures! You do have the "eye!"

03-07-2006, 10:59 AM
I agree, some very nice composition there. You should submit some to Downtown, Inc., the tourism board, and the chamber of commerce. Your pics certainly portray a place I'd want to visit.

03-07-2006, 03:05 PM
Great pics, the only downside is the dry and barren look to the pics taken by the river. I know we've been in a horrible drought and the trees are just now starting to bloom but there really needs to be A LOT more landscaping down there.

03-07-2006, 04:18 PM
Yeah, very nice photos at offbeat angles. The close-up shots of the detailing on the older buildings speak of an OKC not many know about.

BTW, I love those views of the boathouse at sundown. It's too bad it doesn't also have some guest rooms ;); I'd love to wake up to those views!

03-08-2006, 10:33 AM
BTW, I love those views of the boathouse at sundown. It's too bad it doesn't also have some guest rooms ;); I'd love to wake up to those views!

But you can reserve it for parties. In fact, the Mayor had his election watch party there last night. I met him after I finished my workout.

03-08-2006, 11:18 AM
Really like your pictures. Great shots that I don't have. If you would like to share, I would love to have a few. Contact me at if you're interested!


03-08-2006, 02:22 PM
Sure doesn't look like "a vast wasteland".