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Oklahoman Dedicates New Building

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Oklahoman Dedicates New Building

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Oklahoman dedicates new building

The Daily Oklahoman was set to dedicate its newly completed 308,000-square-foot office building on June 2.

The building also houses the Oklahoma Publishing Co.'s corporate headquarters. Construction began almost two years ago.

The building, on a 37-acre, fenced, secured and landscaped site at N. Britton and Broadway in Oklahoma City, reunites the newspaper's operations at a single location. It was designed to accommodate growth and communications and electronics changes.

In 1985, a 315,000-square-foot production facility was constructed at the site, housing the pressroom with three 10-unit presses, paper warehouse, mailing room, dock and utility building.

With 12 stories above ground, the office building has an additional grade level that conforms to the sloping site, and a basement. The building has lobbies on two levels owing to the 12-foot grade change.

There is also a four-level, 550-car parking garage, an auditorium-training center that seats 120 above a stage equipped with a state-of-the art s sound system, an existing second-story cafeteria expanded with an artrium, a 4,000-square-foot fitness and aerobics center and an outdoor quartermile track. …

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