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Downtown Oklahoma City
Neighborhoods of Oklahoma City
Downtown Oklahoma City skyline from the Northeast
Downtown Oklahoma City skyline from the Northeast
Nickname(s): OKC, downtown
Country United States
State Oklahoma
Counties Oklahoma
City Oklahoma City
Area
 • Land 1.2 sq mi (3 km2)
Elevation 1,200 ft (400 m)
Population (2013)
 • Total 7,475
 • Density 6,229/sq mi (2,405/km2)
ZIP code 73102, 73103*, 73104*, 73106*, 73109*, 73129*
Area code(s) 405
Website http://www.downtownokc.com

Downtown Oklahoma City is located at the geographic center of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and contains the principal, central business district of the region. The CBD has over 51,000 workers and over 12,000,000 sq ft (1,100,000 m2) of leasable office space to-date. Downtown Oklahoma City is the legal, financial, economic, nightlife, and entertainment center of the region.

Downtown Oklahoma City consists of several urban districts that ring the Central Business District; including the retail oriented A-Alley, the Arts District, the Bricktown Entertainment District, the Deep Deuce residential neighborhood, and the Flatiron District. Unofficial/new areas of downtown OKC include "Lower Bricktown", MidTown urban neighborhood, SOSA (South of Saint Anthony 'hospital'), WestTown, Film Row urban district, Farmer's Market, and the new Downtown South "Core-2-Shore" neighborhoods.

Attractions

  • Artspace at Untitled
  • Automobile Alley Historic District
  • BC Clark, Oklahoma's oldest jeweler (founded in 1892)
  • Bricktown Entertainment District
    • Academy of Contemporary Music At University of Central Oklahoma
    • American Banjo Museum
    • Bass Pro Shops
    • Bricktown Canal Riverwalk
    • Bricktown Fountain
    • Bricktown Riverwalk Park
    • Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark
    • Harkins Theatres
    • Oklahoma Land Run statue
Winter Shot of Downtown OKC from Bricktown
Winter 2012 in Downtown OKC, from Bricktown
  • Central Park (Union Park), to be developed in the Core-2-Shore/Downtown South
  • Century Center
  • Chesapeake Energy Arena
  • Cox Business Services Convention Center
  • Deep Deuce Historic Neighborhood (Original black downtown currently gentrified as an urban residential district)
  • Individual Artists of Oklahoma Gallery
  • Kerr Park
  • Midtown Oklahoma City
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Conservatory
  • Oklahoma City 89'Er Museum Park
  • Oklahoma City Civic Center
    • Bicentennial Park
    • City Hall
    • Civic Center Music Hall
    • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Oklahoma River
    • Boathouse District
    • Finish Line Tower
  • Plaza Court
  • Rocktown Climbing Gym
  • SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge
  • Triangle District
  • The Underground
  • WestTown

Downtown living

Automobile Alley in Oklahoma City
Automobile Alley district

Since the mid-1990s, residential housing has made a significant rebound in downtown Oklahoma City as numerous projects have been completed with many more proposed or are currently in development in each district. Examples of the various residential communities available today include:

  • City Place Tower, the Penthouses
  • 21C Museum Residences
  • Park Harvey Place
  • Civic
  • Steelyard
  • LIFT
  • The Frank
  • Edge @ MidTown
  • Metropolitan
  • Block 42
  • The Brownstones at Maywood Park
  • Central Avenue Villas
  • Centennial on the Canal
  • The Lofts at Maywood Park
  • Deep Deuce Apartment blocks
  • The Hill
  • Avana
  • The Montgomery
  • Regency Tower
  • Seiber Motor Hotel Residences
  • Sycamore Square Apartment Homes
  • SoSA neighborhood upscale modern residences

Notable buildings and skyscrapers

Devon energy center
Devon Tower, Oklahoma's tallest.
  • BOK Park Plaza, under construction
  • Central High School, now Oklahoma City University Law School
  • Chase Tower, including the legendary Petroleum Club on top floors
  • Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder
  • City Place Tower
  • Civic Center Music Hall – the city's premier performing arts and auditory performance hall
  • Colcord Hotel, the city's first skyscraper
  • Devon Tower – Oklahoma's tallest skyscraper
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • First Baptist Church, cathedral
  • First Lutheran Church, cathedral
  • First National Center
  • Kerr-McGee Tower (now SandRidge Energy headquarters)
  • Leadership Square, the city's largest leasable class A office complex
  • Littlepage Building-National Historic Site
  • Mid America Tower (Continental headquarters)
  • Oklahoma City AMTRAK, Santa-Fe Depot (Intermodal Transit Center)
  • Oklahoma City Federal Building
  • Oklahoma City Museum of Art
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial
  • Oklahoma Tower
  • Petroleum Building
  • Renaissance Hotel
  • Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library
  • Saint Anthony Hospital campus
  • Saint Joseph's Old Cathedral
  • Saint Paul's Episcopal Cathedral
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • Skirvin Hotel
  • Union Bus Station, demolished
  • Union Station

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