Oklahoma is a midwestern U.S. state whose diverse landscape includes the Great Plains, hills lakes, and forests. Oklahoma City, the capital, is home to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, recognizing the state’s pioneer history, and the Bricktown entertainment district, popular for dining and nightlife. The poignant Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum commemorates the bombing here in 1995.
State Capital: Oklahoma City.
Oklahoma State borders Kansas and Colorado to the north, Texas to the west and south, Missouri and Arkansas to the east and New Mexico to the west. To anyone visiting Oklahoma, this is a state of contrast and full of surprises. Oklahoma's terrain varies from the timbered hills of the east to the high plains that extend from the Panhandle region to Texas and New Mexico. To the east central region, Oklahoma is dominated by the lowlands of the Arkansas River which stretches from Colorado and Kansas and the Red River which defines almost all of its southern border with Texas. The state capital of Oklahoma is Oklahoma City which is situated in the central area of the state.
Oklahoma's name comes from 2 Choctaw words: "Okla" which means "People" and "Humma" which means "red". During the 19th century, Oklahoma was the place which housed the displaced Native Indians when European settlers arrived.
Since Oklahoma's admission in 1907 as the 46th state of the union, Oklahoma has integrated the Native Indians into the modern social and economic life that Oklahoma provides. This level of integration is unrivaled by any other US state. In Oklahoma today, many Oklahoma's Native Indians have a stake in the economic success of the state brought by the wealth that Oklahoma's petroleum resources offer.
Once a simple agricultural state, Oklahoma has diversified its economy and tourism today takes an important role in contributing to the state's economy. The customs of the Deep South are still maintained today.
The Main Cities in Oklahoma
Below are the largest cities in the state of Oklahoma and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:
1. Oklahoma - 579,999
2. Tulsa - 391,906
3. Norman - 110,925
4. Broken Arrow - 98,850
5. Lawton - 96,867
6. Edmond - 81,405
7. Moore - 55,081
8. Midwest City - 54,371
9. Enid - 49,379
10. Stillwater - 45,688
Famous Landmarks in Oklahoma
Below are some of Oklahoma’s most visited landmarks:
-No road is more iconic, more quintessentially American than Route 66, also known as "Mother Road." Though it migrates West from Chicago through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona before reaching California, Oklahoma has a long stretch of the historic highway than any other state, with around 400 miles.
Tallest Buildings in Oklahoma
Below are the tallest buildings in Oklahoma:
-Built in 2011, Devon Tower in Oklahoma City is 50 floors and 850 feet tall, making it the tallest building in Oklahoma. It surpassed the BOK Tower in Tulsa, which was built in 1975.
1. Devon Energy Center (50 stories;850 feet)
2. BOK Tower (52 stories; 667 feet)
3. Cityplex Tower (60 stories; 648 feet)
4. First Place Tower (41 stories; 516 feet)
5. Mid-Continent Tower (36 stories; 513 feet)
6. Chase Tower (36 stories; 500 feet)
7. First National Centre (33 stories; 493 feet)
8. City Place Tower (33 stories; 440 feet)
9. BOK Park Plaza (27 stories; 437 feet)
10. Oklahoma Tower (31 stories; 434 feet)
The majesty of natural stone is perhaps best expressed by the magnificence of the stone castles of England. Inspired by the rustic appeal of natural stone, we wondered if the material could be used to make functional and beautiful grates.
With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.
Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates (Trench Grates)?
Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.
The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.
Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which is tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.
As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.
High Mechanical Properties
Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.
Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialized colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.
Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.
Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products, however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.