Lights shine on historic Tulsa building for the first time in more than 40 years

TULSA, Okla. — Quick facts:

For the first time in more than 40 years, one of Tulsa's most historic buildings is shining bright once more, just in time for its centennial.

Many Tulsans remember the 320 South Boston Building as the "weather teller."

Owners say the lights really help showcase the building, adding extra flare to the city's skyline.

Tulsans say the colorful lights remind them of when the tower used to tell the weather in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Owners say the lights were shut off to save money during the energy crisis in the mid-1970s, but thanks to much more cost-effective LED lights, they have been able to bring the lights back for the building's 100th year in 2017.

Building owners say the lights, along with a book released last month called "Fourth and Boston," are all part of a centennial celebration.

They say they hope the iconic buildings and lights will shine for another 100 years.

Building owners say they may incorporate the weather aspect back into the lights at some point, but for now, they are just enjoying the colors on the building.


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