The Cosden Building (now known as the Mid-Continent Building) sits on the corner of 4th and Boston where the first Tulsa schoolhouse used to be. The sixteen story building was Tulsa's first skyscraper . This was the building after it's completion. Notice there are no neighboring buildings at this time.
The 36-story Mid-Continent Tower was built in 1984, 65 years later. These are actually 2 separate buildings, something many visitors don't realize.
The entrance to the lobby is very dramatic.
Three different types of marble used in the tower came from Italy.
This stained glass piece is over the elevator lobby area.
This stained glass mural was designed by artist Cissy McCaa.
Twenty panels make up this mural that captures downtown Tulsa as it appeared
at the completion of the Mid-Continent Tower in May, 1984.
This stained glass dome forms a ceiling over the three-story spiral staircase;
it looks like a giant Tiffany lamp.
There's more to see in this beautiful building. I encourage you to go by and visit.
You'll be glad you did!
To learn more about this building, click here.