The Half-Scale World Trade Center Tower

Wednesday, 3rd December 2008 by

In Tulsa, Oklahoma you can see the Bank of Oklahoma tower, which is a near-exact half-scale replica of the World Trade Center towers in New York City which were destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.

Completed three years after the WTC in 1976, the Bank of Oklahoma was designed by Minoru Yamasaki, who was in fact the architect who designed the original.

Like in New York, Yamasaki had proposed a pair1 of towers, but for some reason only one was ever built.

At 52 stories and 203 metres tall, the Bank of Oklahoma tower it is almost exactly half of the World Trade Center's 110 stories and 415 metres, but is still the tallest tower in Oklahoma.

Does anyone else have any replicas of famous buildings to share?

Wikipedia has more on the Bank of Oklahoma tower, and has the full story of the building. Thanks to Kottke.

  1. Or possibly a quartet, if you believe Wikipedia at this point in time↩︎