New Tallest Skyscraper in America Has Officially Been Approved to Be Built at an ‘Unlimited’ Height

“AO is delighted that the Oklahoma City Council has approved the development team’s request for unlimited height,” the architecture firm says in a statement

<p>AO</p> Renderings for the Boardwalk at Bricktown


Renderings for the Boardwalk at Bricktown

The tallest skyscraper in America is coming to Oklahoma City — and it’s reaching even bigger heights!

A spokesperson for AO — the firm leading the development of the building — confirmed to PEOPLE on Tuesday, June 11, that the Oklahoma City Council has officially signed off on the history-making Legends Tower to be built without any height restrictions.

“AO is delighted that the Oklahoma City Council has approved the development team’s request for unlimited height for the Boardwalk at Bricktown,” AO says in a statement. “We are grateful that the City Council has embraced the vision of Matteson Capital and the entire design team to transform the City into a global destination.”

The company is teaming up with real estate developers Matteson Capital to bring the towering structure to life in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Bricktown.

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<p>AO</p> Rendering of Legends Tower


Rendering of Legends Tower

“AO and Matteson Capital eagerly anticipate the commencement of construction on the first buildings this Fall, and subsequent groundbreaking on the Legends Tower, poised to be the tallest building in the U.S,” they continue.

“Once completed, the impact of the Boardwalk at Bricktown will be significant, felt locally in Oklahoma City and resonating across the globe. It will set a new standard for urban innovation and architectural excellence.”

Oklahoma City’s Public Information Officer Kristy Yager issued a statement to PEOPLE, writing, “The Boardwalk development is planned for Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown District."

It continued, "Downtown is experiencing unprecedented growth right now. Construction is slated to begin in 2025 on a $41 million multipurpose stadium that will be located next to the Boardwalk. Work on a new $900 million arena, which will be the new home of the Oklahoma City Thunder, will start nearby in the next few years as well.”

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<p>Getty</p> One World Trade Center (left) and the Burj Khalifa (right)


One World Trade Center (left) and the Burj Khalifa (right)

While the structure can be built without any height restrictions, Legends Tower is still set to stand tall at 1,907 feet in honor of the year that Oklahoma officially became America’s 46th state in 1907. The record-breaking building will also stand among three additional 345-foot structures.

The tallest building in the U.S. is currently One World Trade Center in New York City. It opened in 2014 and stands at 1,776 feet, a nod to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed.

The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, towers over Dubai at 2,716.5 feet. The Legends Tower in Oklahoma City will officially become the fifth tallest building in the world once completed.

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<p>AO</p> The Boardwalk at Bricktown


The Boardwalk at Bricktown

The base of the developing Boardwalk at Bricktown will also offer “a vibrant retail and restaurant scene with over 110,000 square feet of space,” per the press release.

Additionally, there will be 1,776 residential units available at the site that range from affordable housing to luxury condos. The entire development will be spread out over three acres across five million square feet, while its location will be in close proximity to the Bricktown Canal and Oklahoma River.

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