List of Famous Tulsa Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Tulsa skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Tulsa architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Tulsa are included on this list. Information about these Tulsa buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Tulsa and older historic landmarks.

This list features buildings like BOK Tower and Dawson School.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Tulsa?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Tulsa. Famous architectural houses within the city of Tulsa are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
Bank of America Center

The Bank of America Center is a commercial high-rise building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The building rises 412 feet in downtown Tulsa. It contains 32 floors, and was completed in 1967 as the Fourth National Bank of Tulsa. It is located on the corner of Sixth Street and Boulder Avenue, the site of the former Tulsa County court house. The Bank of America Center currently stands as the 5th-tallest building in the city, and the 9th-tallest building in the state of Oklahoma. The architectural firm who designed the building was Kelley & Marshall of Tulsa. The Bank of America Center contains offices of the Charlotte-based Bank of America Corporation. It currently stands as the 2nd-tallest international ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1967

Structural Height (m): 125.58

Floors: 32

Building Function: Commercial

BOK Tower is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Tulsa Buildings & Structures
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BOK Tower, formerly One Williams Center, is a skyscraper in downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma. At 203 m in height, the 52-story tower was the tallest building in any of the five "Plains States": Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as the surrounding states of Missouri, Arkansas and New Mexico. until surpassed by Devon Tower in 2011. It was built in 1975 and designed by Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center in New York. This structure is very similar to the WTC towers in appearance and construction. BOK Tower's lobby has marble walls and wall hangings which have a noted similarity to the decor in the former WTC. The ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Oklahoma, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1975

Structural Height (m): 203.0

Floors: 52

Architect: Minoru Yamasaki

Created By: Minoru Yamasaki

Cain's Ballroom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Tulsa Buildings & Structures
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Cain's Ballroom

Cain's Ballroom is a historic music venue in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, built in 1924 to serve as a garage for W. Tate Brady's automobiles. Madison W. "Daddy" Cain purchased the building in 1930 and named it Cain's Dance Academy, where he charged 10¢ for dance lessons. The academy was the site of The Texas Playboys' first regular radio broadcast, and they continued to play there regularly. It fell into disuse until 1976 when Larry Schaeffer purchased the building, refurbished it, and reopened it with the current name, Cain's Ballroom. It hosted the Sex Pistols in 1978, and several bands from the Second British Invasion. Cain’s Dancing Academy was listed in the National Register of ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1924

Style: Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements

CityPlex Towers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Tulsa Buildings & Structures
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CityPlex Towers

CityPlex Towers is a complex of three high-rise office towers located at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The complex was originally constructed by Oral Roberts University as City of Faith Medical and Research Center and meant to be a major charismatic Christian hospital. The complex is now mostly office space. ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA