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Ambitious plans to build America's tallest building sees 1,907ft skyscraper soaring above...


If one developer has their way, it won't be New York or California that has the highest skyscraper in America but Oklahoma City. 

Matteson Capital has been planning out a complex called the Boardwalk at Bricktown in the Oklahoma capital, which was approved by the city council last August. 

The structure would consists of four towers, including three about 345-feet high, residential units, two hotels, condos and over 100,000 feet of commercial and community space.

With the fourth tower set to be the showpiece, it was originally planned to rise about 1,750 feet; now, developers are increasing that.

That tower would now extend out to 1,907 feet, which would make it the tallest building in the United States. 

Currently, the tallest building in the US stands at One World Trade Center at 1,776 feet.

The number - 1,907 - references the year in which Oklahoma was admitted to the union as the 46th state.

The developers would need the city to re-zone the property in order to achieve that goal, according to the Oklahoma City Free Press

Matteson Capital plans to submit for that variance, which would make their building the sixth-tallest on earth.

The top five around the world includes the UAE's Burj Khalifa (2,717 feet), Merdeka 118 in Malaysia (2,227), China's Shanghai Tower (2,073), Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower in Saudi Arabia (1,972) and Ping An International Finance Centre, also in China (1,966).