Photographs by Mitchell Alcala

245/365: BOk Tower

I don’t even know what to say tonight for the blog post. Today was the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and I still remember the day clear in my mind.

Me and some of my classmates were in the 8th grade at Shell Knob, and we were actually having a tornado drill when the first tower was hit. We were in science class watching TV when the second was hit.

Seeing that it was the tenth anniversary I wanted to shoot a photo that represented it, but really couldn’t come up with that great photo.

Kendra and I were heading back to Stillwater from Springfield, so I decided that tonight I would shoot a picture of the BOk tower in Tulsa.

For those of you who don’t know the BOk tower in Tulsa is a small replica of the world trade center towers. It’s not quite ½ the size of one of the two towers that came down ten years ago, but it was designed by the same architect and was built about 3 or 4 years after the twin towers.

From what I’ve read the architect actually wanted to build two 25 floor towers, but the city of Tulsa wanted something big so they went with one 52 floor building.

I didn’t get to the building in time to get a good shot with a sunset, so I decided to look for the picture within a picture. I saw this row of lights on and most everything else black so I shot it.

It really wasn’t exactly what I wanted to shoot to memorate the anniversary, but it is a photo of something I find interesting.

I will never forget 9/11 and I prayers go out to all of those who need it from ten years ago,


Have a great day,





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