MIND-BOGGLING plans for the tallest skyscraper in the US with “unlimited” height have been approved.

The mega-structure will tower over One World Trade Center but developers don’t intend on going “crazy”.

The Legends Tower will commence construction this coming Fall

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The Legends Tower will commence construction this coming FallCredit: SWNS

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The project will boast entertainment, dining and retail spaces

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The project will boast entertainment, dining and retail spacesCredit: SWNS
The Boardwalk at Bricktown complex includes three smaller towers as well

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The Boardwalk at Bricktown complex includes three smaller towers as wellCredit: SWNS

The Legends Tower aims for the stars in a surprisingly unassuming state of Oklahoma.

In the early planning stages, the mammoth project had the tower reaching 1,750 ft – just 26 ft behind the One World Trade Center.

But the Oklahoma’s City Council has recently given the green light for the skyscraper to be built at an “unlimited” height.

Councilwoman Nikki Nice said before a vote on the massive project last week: “People have asked me often, what do you think about this development?

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“I mean, sky is the limit, no pun intended.”

AO Architects, helping the project alongside Matteson Capital, announced that the construction is scheduled to break ground in Fall.

A spokesperson for AO told People: “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.” 

But despite no height restrictions, the developers have no intentions of going overboard.

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The Legends Tower is slated to rise above Oklahoma City’s usually nondescript skyline at 1,907ft, spanning across 126 floors.

Bruce Greenfield, studio partner, told Dezeen: “You’re gonna see it from all over the city. We didn’t want it to be crazy or gaudy.

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“We just wanted a nice graceful curve of the buildings and a distinguished top.”

The whopping height will still place the Legends on a pedestal of the biggest skyscraper in US and pay homage to its home state.

“The symbolic height honors the year that Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th state of the United States,” Matteson Capital said in a statement.

The grandiose structure is part of the Boardwalk at Bricktown complex which also consists of three other towers – each about 345 ft tall.

The $1billion project will span a vast two million square ft and boast 1,776 residential units, two luxury Hyatt hotels and 110,000 square ft of entertainment, retail and dining spaces.

The top of the tower will also offer a breathtaking view of the entire city landscape from its restaurant and a bar.

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And an observation deck will be installed for the same purpose, according to Matteson Capital.

When completed, The Legends Tower will become the sixth tallest building in the world.

TOP-5 TALLEST BUILDINGS IN THE WORLD

The Bricktown Tower will join the ranks of the highest skyscrapers in the world. Here’s the top-5:

  1. Burj Khalifa, UAE

At 2,717 ft tall, the structure in Dubai has been the tallest since 2009. It broke multiple world records, including world’s largest light and sound show staged on a single building.

2. Merdeka 118, Malaysia

Located in the capital Kuala Lumpur, this building is a megatall skyscraper spanning 2,227 ft height. It is also the tallest building in Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The spire of the building was finally completed in 2022.

3. Shanghai Tower, China

Synonymous to the name, it is located in Shanghai and is the tallest building in China at 2,073 ft. It is also the tallest and largest LEED platinum certified building in the world since 2015. The LEED is awarded to green structures that are environmentally sustainable.

4. Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower, Saudi Arabia

A government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca is aimed at catering the pilgrims and its tallest tower stands at 1,972 ft. It is also the sixth-tallest freestanding structure in the world.

5. Ping An International Finance Centre, China

At 1,966 ft tall, this skyscraper was completed in 2017 and is the second tallest building in China. It is also the second largest skyscraper in the world by floor area and holds the record for having the highest observation deck in a building.

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