Glossary of Terms for Oklahoma City - People, Places, Phrases, Etc.
Originally constructed in 1972 and opened in 1974, the Conncourse is a system of underground tunnels beneath downtown Oklahoma City. Named after banker Jack Conn who conceived the idea along with Donald Kennedy and Dean A. McGee, the system originally cost $1.3 million and is about a mile long in total.
An area of downtown Oklahoma City, Bricktown was once a warehouse district, the first wholesale commercial district in the metro. In the early 1980's, development projects began to rejuvenate the Bricktown area. It has become the city's leading entertainment district.
Oklahoma City Bombing
On the morning of April 19, 1995, Oklahoma City became forever linked to one of the nation's most horrific events. Timothy McVeigh, who would later be executed for the crime, parked a truck full of explosives in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in downtown Oklahoma City. The explosion was felt for miles, and 168 people were killed.