Construction of a new 85,000-square-foot office, retail and entertainment building on North Greenwood reached a milestone Monday as crews hoisted the final beam in a topping out ceremony.
Developers said the project played a big part in bringing another new building to the block, one of great importance to Greenwood.
Developers of 21 North Greenwood are excited about the new office and retail space, but they're just as excited about their new neighbors, the Greenwood Rising History Center.
"Really just proud to be associated with Greenwood and build projects that the men and women who made Greenwood great would be proud of," said Developer Kajeer Yar.
In addition to office and retail space, 21 North Greenwood will have a rooftop entertainment area for events and concerts.
“In the evenings hopefully, we'll see music wafting down Greenwood and folks celebrating on the rooftop," Yar said.
Perhaps the most notable aspect is what will be next door: the Greenwood Rising History Center. That's no coincidence. The Hille Foundation, which owns 21 North Greenwood, donated land it originally intended to build on so the history center could be in the heart of Black Wall Street.
"We're just so very proud to share our site with them. I think it's going to be a really tremendous amenity for Tulsa to be able to have Greenwood tell its story," Yar said.
Yar said none of the development in the area would have been possible if it weren't for the men and women throughout history who made Greenwood great.
21 North Greenwood is expected to be finished this August, while Greenwood Rising is hoping to wrap up construction by the end of May, the centennial of the Tulsa Race Massacre.