Legends Tower poised to claim title of tallest in the US upon completion

By Guardian Correspondent , The Guardian
Published at 05:13 PM Mar 15 2024
Computer-generated depictions of the future US’ tallest building.
. Photo: CR courtesy
Computer-generated depictions of the future US’ tallest building.

THE $1.5 billion Legends Tower Funding Secured may foresee the construction works kick off in the month of September of this year.

Construction Review (CR) report that the Legends Tower located in Oklahoma city, is planned to become the tallest building in the United States of America, as revealed by its developer Scot Matteson just recently.

The Tower was designed by the Californian architecture studio AO. This upcoming super tall skyscraper in the United States of America is now fully funded as of the beginning of the month of March.

CR indicated that the information was brought to light by a local news outlet, The Oklahoman.

According to Matteson, they had secured a total of $1.5 billion that is needed to fully fund the construction of the upcoming skyscraper and also the three smaller towers surrounding it; which will be collectively be referred to as the Boardwalk at Bricktown.

Matteson announced that construction preparations on the site could begin as early as June, thanks to the successful funding of the Legends Tower project. "Our first step will be obtaining a grading and infrastructure permit," Matteson explained, noting his recent partnerships with several local construction consultants for the endeavor.

Upon completion, the Legends Tower skyscraper will have a height of 1,907 feet which is equivalent to 581 meters thereby making it the tallest building in the United States of America and the fifth in ranking globally.

Initially, the Legends Tower, was set to have 1,750 feet i.e. 533 meters height, but just a few weeks after the initial announcement was made, Matteson and his company revealed that there would be an extension made to the spire of the building structure.

It is noted that this upcoming mega skyscraper shall contain hotels, a number of residential units, and commercial spaces for conducting business activities.

The Oklahoman featured quite a number of comments from many experts in the construction industry like local engineer Norb Delatte, most of which questioned the decision reached of establishing the such in an area that has low density, as compared to the urban centers such as the city of New York. Others referred the upcoming tower project as “fanciful”

Despite the detractions that arose regarding the upcoming skyscraper project, Matteson pointed out the project as being one that is very realistic for the city of Oklahoma.

“Currently, Oklahoma city itself is promoting all the things that I am seeing now-job creation and jobs, among the fastest growing cities in the United States of America, having a lot of migration moving towards it. This is indeed a positive environment for business activities,” said Matteson, “The downtown part of the city is now ready for urban development. It is indeed the right place just at the right time.”