Driving near Southwest Boulevard, aka Route 66, in west Tulsa earlier today, I noticed that the commemorative oil derrick in the under-construction Route 66 Station park appeared to be finished.
And it is, according to KOTV in Tulsa.
More photos of the derrick’s construction can be seen here.
The 154-foot-tall derrick is part of a tribute to west Tulsa’s oil industry and the transportation that helped make it possible. This fall, a local group will move a refurbished Frisco 4500 steam-powered locomotive, rail cars and a caboose to the site.
It is not, however, the nation’s tallest oil derrick, as claimed in the story. There is another one at Six Flags over Texas that’s 300 feet tall. It’s not strictly an oil derrick per se, but the Tulsa derrick isn’t one, either.
UPDATE: Here’s the video from KOTV: