Downtown Tulsa – Neighborhood in Tulsa, Oklahoma
The place where people live, work and entertain. This is the region’s destination for live music, cuisine, coffee, art, entertainment, and craft beer. Creativity is their culture with a unique mix of history, architecture, and local businesses that are authentically Tulsa to the core. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor - arriving by car, bike, bus, scooter, or foot - you’ll quickly be inspired by all there is to experience in Downtown Tulsa.
Downtown Tulsa is an area of approximately 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) surrounded by an inner-dispersal loop created by Interstate 244, US 64, and US 75. The area serves as Tulsa's financial and business district and is the focus of a large initiative to draw tourism, which includes plans to capitalize on the area's historic architecture.
Much of Tulsa's convention space is located downtowns, such as the Tulsa Performing Arts Center and the Tulsa Convention Center, and the BOK Center. Prominent downtown sub-districts include the Blue Dome District, the Tulsa Arts District, and the Greenwood Historical District, which includes the site of ONEOK Field, a baseball stadium for the Tulsa Drillers opened in 2010.
Downtown Tulsa is in the northwest quadrant of the city and is ringed by an expressway system called the inner dispersal loop. Downtown's buildings include many large office towers.
At 667 ft (203 m), the BOK Tower (formerly One Williams Center) was the tallest building in any of the 5 "plains states" (Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota) until the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City was completed in 2012. The BOK Tower was designed in 1975 by Minoru Yamasaki & Associates, the same architect who designed the World Trade Center in New York City.