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Hotel Oklahoma

Identification

Hotel Oklahoma
Hotel Biltmore, Sheraton Oklahoma Hotel
102796

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
demolished [destroyed]
steel
caisson foundation
brick
limestone
applied masonry
art deco

Usages

hotel

Facts

  • Excavation for the hotel began in October of 1929. Work on the steel caisson foundation commenced on December 1, 1929.
  • Construction was delayed until final financing arrangements were completed in the spring of 1931. Work on the steel frame was started in April 1931.
  • The Biltmore was topped out on August 29, 1931.
  • The hotel stood in the way of a $39 million urban renewal plan to construct a cultural and recreational complex.
  • When it was demolished it was the tallest structural steel building ever imploded.
  • The area the hotel occupied is now the site of the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

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Location

218-234 West Grand Avenue
2-12 South Harvey Avenue
228 West Grand Avenue
73102
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma
U.S.A.

Technical Data

245.00 ft
245.00 ft
24
1
Dec 1929
Mar 1932
10/16/1977
7
$4,000,000

Involved Companies

Hawk & Parr

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