The 110 West 7th Building is a commercial high-rise building in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The building rises 388 feet (118 m) in downtown Tulsa. It contains 28 floors, and was completed in 1971. The 110 West 7th Building currently stands as the 7th-tallest building in the city, and the 12th-tallest building in the state of Oklahoma. It currently stands as the 3rd-tallest international style skyscraper in the city, behind the BOK Tower and the Bank of America Center.
The building, with its black and white grid exterior usually floodlighted at night, is considered a Tulsa landmark. It was originally constructed to serve as the World headquarters of Cities Service Oil and Gas Corp., when it moved its headquarters from the famous Cities Service Building in New York City. At its most crowded, the building had 2,300 employees, with transferees from New York, Bartlesville and Philadelphia.
At that point the company was Tulsa's largest private employer. In 1980 Cities Service commenced a new 52-story headquarters in downtown Tulsa that was intended to become Oklahoma's tallest building. However, as Cities Service and the Citgo brand underwent a series of corporate transformations--first being sold to Occidental Petroleum Corporation, then to Southland Corporation, and ultimately to Petróleos de Venezuela--the company's needs changed.
Cities Service eventually moved its headquarters out of downtown Tulsa, first to a tower in south Tulsa, then ultimately leaving Tulsa and moving the headquarters to Houston in 2004. (The planned replacement tower was topped off at 17 stories and now serves as headquarters for ONEOK, Inc.) Over time, Occidental also reduced its occupancy at 110 West 7th, leaving it underutilized. Subsequent ownership performed upgrades and the building now serves as a general-purpose office tower.