‘Center of the Universe’ Pitched for Downtown Tulsa
- Sep 21, 2015
By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor
A new proposal presented before the Tulsa City Council on September 17 could change the face of the city’s downtown.
City Councilor Blake Ewing made a pitch before the Vision 2025 committee for a development project that would connect all the districts of Downtown Tulsa and create a central transit hub, NewsOn6 reported. Supported by conceptual designs rendered by local architecture firm Kinslow, Keith & Todd, the councilor estimated a total investment cost of close to $200 million for the project.
Dubbed ‘Center of the Universe,’ the plan calls for the development of “an elevated green space above existing train tracks that spans from Main Street to Elgin,” according to the architecture firm. The project would connect attractions such as the OKPOP Museum and the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame, as well as the Brady Arts District to the Blue Dome District, Tulsa World reported.
According to Kinslow, Keith & Todd, the Center of the Universe project “will spur private development and provide connectivity to existing entertainment, business, and residential districts.” The company has garnered considerable attention lately by proposing the Tulsa Tornado Tower, an innovative, cone-like structure that would be the home of the Oklahoma Weather Museum and Research Center. Founder and President Andy Kinslow recently spoke with Commercial Property Executive about the firm’s current and future plans in the Oil Capital of the World.
Renderings courtesy of Kinslow, Keith & Todd