Our World – Seeing for Miles and Miles

Fellow Blogger and Geocacher Baloney of That’s Baloney and her husband Doc invited Sweetie and I to a fundraiser on the 60th floor of the Citiplex Tower in south Tulsa.

CityPlex Tower
CityPlex Tower (Photo credit: alnbbates)

The building is 60 floors tall. One of the tallest buildings in the state and there is nothing really close to it anywhere close.


Cityplex Towers started out as Oral Robert’s medical school and hospital. Now it is a huge office building with a banquet room on the top floor. You can literally see for miles from up there. You can see for yourself just how flat Oklahoma is.


The big round building is the Mabee Center where the ORU basketball team plays. Sweetie and I saw Huey Lewis and the News in concert a few years back. There is a plaque in the lobby that talks about Elvis playing there once.


There is the famous Praying Hands. Sorry about the blurry picture. I thought it would be too nerdy to take my brand spanking new “nice” camera to the event. So I took my point and shoot.


ORU was playing baseball Friday night.


And my favorite, the Prayer Tower. Whatever you think of Oral Roberts you have to admit that the prayer tower is a striking building. It is basically a three dimensional modernistic cross. I didn’t realize that on my own, I had to read it before it sunk in.

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17 thoughts on “Our World – Seeing for Miles and Miles

  1. Sylvia K

    Great look at your world today and what a view!! Wow!! Terrific captures for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start!


  2. Leedslass

    As I suffer from vertigo I would have had to decline that invitation but am so glad you accepted. Fantastic views – I think you’re all so brave:-)

  3. Genie

    Well, you have given me a bit more knowledge about Oral Roberts. When he and his followers were at their height it this must have been one amazing operation. Now it is interesting and attractive which is wonderful considering that sometimes what is left is not so pretty. Those views from the top are out of this world. I would be up these as fast as the elevator would take me. Loved seeing the bridges crossing the river and the lovely skyline. These are all great shots even if you did not have you new baby with you. genie

  4. DrillerAA09

    The original design called for the building to be 77 stories tall. Funding and opposition from the State of Oklahoma limited the project to 60 floors. The State Hospital authority declared that the building would create a glut of hospital beds in Tulsa. Funding kept most of the interior from ever being finished. I don’t believe more than 10 or 15 floors were ever completely finished and occupied. The remainder of the building sat as an empty shell for many years. I am glad to see that it has found some use.

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