Midland plans skyscraper

Developers early this month unveiled plans to build what they call Energy Tower City Center in Midland. Initial plans call for offices, condominiums, a hotel, retail space, and a movie theater. The announcement reminded this reporter of her stint during the 1980s as a wire service reporter working out of a West Texas bureau that included coverage of Midland and Odessa. At that time, an oil price bust and a failed downtown bank sent Midland into an economic tail spin. The tail spin included unfulfilled real estate promises. No high-rise buildings have been constructed in Midland for about 3 decades although a 10-story structure opened last year. Some downtown skyscrapers discussed during t...

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