Call it a miracle, call it serendipity.

With demolition continuing in the sprawling 1 million square foot First National Center, developer Gary Brooks was looking to recycle 1,620 light fixtures and dozens of doors installed in the east tower by Devon Energy about a dozen years ago.

The east tower, built in 1972 and facing Broadway, is set to be gutted to be converted into egress to the middle building, built in 1956 and set to be converted into structured parking and retail that will be a part of conversion of the historic Art Deco 1931 tower into a hotel and upscale apartments.

Just emptying out the east tower was going to pose some challenges.

Demolition Donation Video

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