Demolition and construction proceed at First National CenterPublished: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 By: Steve Lackmeyer Source: NewsOK
First National Center is turning into one of the more unique redevelopments in the history of downtown, with demolition underway on part of the complex while construction has started in the same space.
Demolition of the 1971 First National annex facing Broadway has been underway for the past couple of weeks, but until Friday was only visible from the alley that runs between the annex and the adjoining office buildings and a garage.
Window removal facing Broadway started over the weekend and will follow that schedule to reduce danger to nearby pedestrians and traffic and minimize street closures. The schedule, set by developer Gary Brooks, also will include installation of steel for construction of new enclosed stairways.