Possible severe weather museum coming to Tulsa

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(FOX 23) TULSA, Okla. — There is a unique concept swirling around a piece of property in downtown Tulsa.

The architecture firm, Kinslow Keith and Todd Inc. was approached by Tulsa People Magazine to rejuvenate the property that is now a part-time parking garage into whatever they wanted.

They came up with the Tulsa Tornado Tower.

“No client at this point. It’s just a conceptual drawing of what could potentially take place and happen downtown.”

What originally started as a gag, quickly turned into a skyscraper unlike any other. With a purported height of 20 to 30 stories, its designed purpose is to be a severe weather museum. But Kinslow says since the tower is just a concept with no specific client, office space could easily be added.

“The project is very visible from all of the expressways in downtown. We thought this would be a very visible location.”

The proposed design has circulated on social media. And architect, Andrew Kinslow says the phone has been ringing off the hook at his office with potential investors wanting to learn more.

“How much would this cost to build?” one possible investor asked.

“We don’t know,” Kinslow laughed. “It’s very schematic at this point and is just a concept.”

Kinslow and his firm have their first lunch meeting Thursday.

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