Wednesday, May 10, 2006

The Great Tulsa Rip Off

This picture is of the American Airlines Arena built in 1998 and located in Miami Florida. It was built at a cost of $175 million. It can seat up to 20,000.

This bottom picture is the conceptual rendering of the BOK Center yet to be completed in Tulsa Oklahoma. This was supposed to be the most iconic, and one-of-a-kind arena in the world. It was one that would set Tulsa apart and be a drawing card to this area. When people see the BOK Center they will automatically think of Tulsa. The total cost? Who knows? Our elected officials either don't know or won't tell us.

The wool has been pulled over our eyes once more!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

These buildings can be described as only similar, at best. And, not too. One angle-pointy wall does not an arena make.

They are more similar in having seats and a court, beams, concession, restrooms and stairs than in the look.

Sure, one might suggest there were some inspiration, but anything close to "same" is not a proper description.