Tulsa's Tornado Tower draws attention from investors

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TULSA, Okla. —

A new plan has been drawn up to build a tornado in downtown Tulsa.

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Tulsa’s Tornado Tower. Those are 3 words we could hear a lot more about in the future as the new project has started to catch the interest of investors.

“It’s getting really good reactions,” said architect Andrew Kinslow.

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 something else. They came up with the Tornado Tower.

“There’s not client at this point. It’s just a conceptual drawing of what could potentially take place and happen downtown,” Kinslow said.

The tower would rise to 20 to 30 stories and house a severe weather museum. Kinslow said that office space could also be added easily.

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

The proposed design has circulated around social media and Kinslow said the firm’s phone has been ringing off the hook with potential investors wanting to learn more.