Devon Tower
Devon World Headquarters Tower is a 50-story corporate skyscraper under construction in downtown Oklahoma City
Oklahoma city
Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma.Oklahoma City may also refer to:*Oklahoma City metropolitan area*Downtown Oklahoma City*Uptown Oklahoma City*Oklahoma City bombing*Oklahoma City National Memorial...

, Oklahoma
Oklahoma is a state located in the South Central region of the United States of America. With an estimated 3,751,351 residents as of the 2010 census and a land area of 68,667 square miles , Oklahoma is the 28th most populous and 20th-largest state...

. Construction began October 6, 2009, and is expected to be completed in 2012. The tower is located next to the historic Colcord Hotel
Colcord Hotel
Colcord Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel located in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The building was finished in 1909 and is considered Oklahoma City's first skyscraper. It is tall and has 14 floors...

, which Devon currently owns, on Sheridan Avenue between Hudson and Robinson Avenues.

The office tower, a six-story rotunda and a six-story podium structure will amass over 1800000 square feet (167,225.5 m²) and are estimated to cost $750 million. It will serve as the northern anchor of Oklahoma City's aggressive Core to Shore downtown redevelopment project.


Devon World Headquarters LLC, a subsidiary of Oklahoma City-based Devon Energy Corporation
Devon Energy
Devon Energy Corporation , is among the largest U.S.-based independent natural gas and oil producers. Based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the company's operations are focused on North American onshore exploration and production...

, is building the new headquarters skyscraper to replace their existing building, Mid America Tower
Mid America Tower
Mid America Tower is a highrise tower in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. It is 262 feet and has 19 floors. The building was finished in 1981 and is the current world headquarters for Devon Energy Corporation. Devon Energy Center, the future headquarters, will become the tallest building in...

, as well as other space the company is leasing in a number of office towers in the central business district
Downtown Oklahoma City
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Devon Tower was originally planned to be 54 stories and 925 feet (281.9 m) tall, however subsequent space planning revisions—including a decision to locate the data center to a separate facility for security reasons—resulted in a reduced height of 850 feet (259.1 m), including 50 stories.

Site preparation and demolition began October 6, 2009. The Holder Construction Company will be the primary General Contractor, and Flintco, Inc. will be the minority partner in the joint venture.


Construction started on October 6th, 2009. On February 25th, 2010 the first crane was installed. The second crane was installed on June 25th, 2010.
In July 2010 construction had reached above street level.
In September 2010 construction topped the 10th floor. In November, workers started installing glass on the bottom levels of the tower.
In December 2010 the building reached the 22nd floor.
In March 2011 the Devon Tower reached the 34th floor.
In June 2011 the Devon Tower reached the 46th floor.
On July 5th, 2011 the Devon Tower reached the 46th floor while the glass reached the 36th floor.

The building marked its topping out
Topping out
In building construction, topping out is a ceremony held when the last beam is placed at the top of a building. The term may also refer to the overall completion of the building's structure, or an intermediate point, such as when the roof is dried in...

 at 50 stories on September 21, 2011.


Devon Tower surpassed Chase Tower  as the tallest building in Oklahoma City on March 10, 2011.
On May 17th, 2011 the Devon Tower became the tallest building in Oklahoma, rising above Tulsa's BOK Tower
BOK Tower
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,...


A topping-out ceremony was held on September 21, 2011, as the Devon Tower reached its final height.

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