27-story BOK Park Plaza topped out in Oklahoma CityPublished: Saturday, May 27, 2017 5:00 am By: Steve Lackmeyer Source: The Oklahoman
OKLAHOMA CITY - A rapid series of changes are set to begin next week at the future BOK Park Plaza that will begin with removal of the tower crane that was used to erect the 27-story tower.
The crane went up in November 2015 and has punctuated the skyline ever since. Dennis Cisper, senior project manager at J.E. Dunn Construction, is preparing for the tower teardown to begin on June 2 and to continue through June 8.
“We're through with what we call the building phase,” Cisper said. “For a project like this, the tower crane signifies growth of the project. You're going up floor by floor, everyone is working hard and we're getting it to a certain point.”
The final glass pieces are being installed through early next week on the building's “crown,” which conceals the roof equipment and will also be lit up with an LED band once the job is complete. With the tower removed, glass panels will replace remaining openings.
“The whole demeanor of the job changes with removal of the crane,” Cisper said. “We're at the finish stage and we have to be diligent about how we stay on the little things.”
Those little things include restrooms, cabinetry and elevator lobbies on each floor. Work is already progressing on the interior finishes through the 18th story and air conditioning is on and working halfway up the tower.