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    Default Tulsa's 26 floor River Spirit Hotel resort

    Looks like Tulsa will be adding the next tower in Oklahoma....

    Taller, pricier Margaritaville hotel tower planned for River Spirit - News - Latest

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    Very cool! However, I like how the renderings show the Arkansas River as some flowing blue jewel. They forgot to add the sandbars and brownish-green water.

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    This is an expansion of a casino already in place at about 85th & Riverside, just blocks from the border with Jenks.

    It's also directly next to the ORU campus, which is very ironic.











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    I think it was part of the original proposal but the height wasn't known at the time.

    http://www.okctalk.com/tulsa-suburbs...it-casino.html

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    Well Tulsa's got casinos going for them...

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    What's with all the palm trees, are they going to cover them up in the winter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Very cool! However, I like how the renderings show the Arkansas River as some flowing blue jewel. They forgot to add the sandbars and brownish-green water.
    Yeah, the project is cool & the hotel tower is pretty, but the river will rarely, if ever, look that pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    It's also directly next to the ORU campus, which is very ironic.
    Reminds me of a US Marine either batalion or company, known as the "Saints and Sinners" because they are based in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas

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    Nice casino tower and development. Yeah T Town!

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    Looks like an amazing development. This looks to be first class. I kind of wish OKC would get something like this.

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    Default Re: Tulsa's 26 floor River Spirit Hotel resort

    Here is the reality of the river in that area:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Here is the reality of the river in that area:

    That is one thing about Tulsa. Despite having a potentially impressive riverfront, it is pretty dry most of the time and not very appealing. That same Arkansas River in Little Rock, just a little ways east, is beautiful and a major asset.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bchris02 View Post
    Looks like an amazing development. This looks to be first class. I kind of wish OKC would get something like this.
    I will take a quality office development in the core over a hotel attached to a gaudy indian casino overlooking a sandbar any day of the week.

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    I guess they are proposing on converting some of that sandbar to something they can build on and landscape, what is currently above the flood plane does not look wide enough to build what they are proposing.

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    At some point Tulsa may find a way to reduce their internal political bickering and come up with a way to have the river look better year round. After all, OKC turned their a mowable ditch into something worthy of notice.

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    Tacky.

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    The tower is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete View Post
    Here is the reality of the river in that area:
    Part of the year, yes. The low water dam planned for south of the Creek turnpike bridge will make it more like this outside of spring/early summer:


    Turkey Mtn a mile to the north with a full river

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plutonic Panda View Post
    What's with all the palm trees, are they going to cover them up in the winter?
    Maybe...
    Artificial Palm Trees, Fake Palm Trees, Artificial Tropical Palm Trees, Lighted Palm Trees - Tropical Palm Trees ???

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    What? People expect a real river in Oklahoma year round? :-P

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    Same story, just a another angle.:Creek Nation casino expansion billed 'game changer'

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    “If this isn't a brilliant PR campaign by the [Muscogee (Creek) Nation] to bring water to the river, I don't know what is," Margaritaville CEO John Cohlan said. “I would say, Mr. Mayor, that we bring the palm trees and the sand, but we’re missing one key ingredient here and that would be the water.”
    The Creeks also own the Riverwalk Crossing shopping center across the river in Jenks. This may be the type of investment that gets the low water dam built in this area, which would allow water shuttles between the two and the Oklahoma aquarium.

    The Creeks are also rebuilding the river bike/jogging path that goes through their property.

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    I'm sure the envisioned pictures are all that's required of the design. The casino doesn't really want you going outside to enjoy the so-called river, anyway, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubya61 View Post
    I'm sure the envisioned pictures are all that's required of the design. The casino doesn't really want you going outside to enjoy the so-called river, anyway, eh?
    That was the way the casinos used to think. Now it is about being more of a resort with the hotel, pools, restaurants, event center/concerts, and shopping. Look at the new hotels built by the Thackervillr and Durant casinos. That is why the Creeks bought the maligned shopping center across the river, and they'll probably want to connect the two and create another attraction: river boats.

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