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The AmericaJR Web Team visited
during their recent road trip across America. The city was the scene of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died. It was the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States until the attacks of September 11, 2001, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. Oklahoma City is home to several professional sports teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Chesapeake Energy Arena in downtown is the principal multipurpose arena in the city which hosts concerts, NHL exhibition games, and many of the city’s pro sports teams. Oklahoma City
Downtown Skyscrapers as seen from Interstate 40
At more than 200 feet tall, the SkyDance Pedestrian Bridge soars above Interstate 40 in downtown Oklahoma City
Burlington Northern and Santa Fe train
Bricktown entertainment district
The Bricktown Canal features water taxis to transport visitors
Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark is the home of the Oklahoma City Dodgers
Mickey Mantle Statue at OKC’s Bricktown Ballpark
Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse
Chevrolet-sponsored water tower
The Bricktown Brewery
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The Cox Convention Center is currently the home of the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League
Chesapeake Energy Arena is the home venue of the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
One of the entrances to the sports venue
No. 35 Kevin Durant banner
The Oklahoma City National Memorial
The memorial includes a reflecting pool flanked by two large gates, one inscribed with the time 9:01
The pool represents the moment of the blast.
The other large gate says 9:03, the moment after the blast
The chairs represent the empty chairs at the dinner tables of the victims’ families.
The seats of the children killed are smaller than those of the adults lost.
A visitor looks at one of the chairs
On the opposite side is the “survivor tree”, part of the building’s original landscaping that survived the blast and fires that followed it.
North of the memorial is the Journal Record Building, which now houses the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum
“And Jesus Wept” statue
Statue of Jesus crying
It is located across the street from the memorial site
Plush toys, crucifixes, letters, and other personal items left by thousands of people on a security fence
A view of downtown skyscrapers from the site
The memorial left part of the foundation of the building intact.
It allows visitors to see the scale of the destruction
Oklahoma City clock
The Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum is adjacent to the site
Side view of the building
AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo leaves a message in chalk
The blast took place at 600 Harvey Ave.