Abandoned for the suburbs, downtown Tulsa and Oklahoma City became shadows of their former glory days. Now, our economy is booming and a combination of public and private initiatives has renewed our downtowns and our collective spirits. Oklahoma Magazine looks at the history of these urban centers from birth to bust to renaissance, and we spotlight the downtown districts and projects to watch.

The Rising

Downtown Oklahoma City sprang from nothing and grew into the heart of the city, twice.
by Lindsey Johnson

The Place To Be

Downtown OKC offers a diverse array of attractions that makes it a hotbed of activity for locals and visitors.
By Tara Malone

Welcome To Boomtown

The Oil Capital of the World has finally found its vision for the future.
By Katie Williams

On The Verge

Revitalization efforts have already transformed downtown Tulsa into a vibrant urban core, and much more is on the way.
By Marnie Fernandez

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