When construction started on the Skirvin Tower in 1931 at the Northwest corner of Park Avenue & Broadway, it was intended to be 26 stories. Resources dwindled, construction was delayed, and plans were scaled back. It was done in 1936 at 14 stories.

1930s.skirvintower2.jpg 1940s.broadway1.jpg
Looking Northwest along Broadway.
Balliets was a tenant from 1936-1972. WKY Radio
operated here from 1936-1951 (TV from 1949-1951), occupying 2 floors. The building was gutted and
completely rebuilt in 1971-73 and renamed as the
101 Park Avenue Building.