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WILLISTON, N.D. -- An Atlanta-based company wants to build a pyramid-shaped structure in North Dakota's oil patch that would house 500 apartments, indoor parking for 1,200 vehicles, a mall and an entertainment center.

New Cimarron City proposed by an investment group led by Camp and Associates would be 371 feet tall and would wrest the title of North Dakota's tallest building from the state Capitol.

Spokesman Gil Geiger tells The Forum that developers are working to buy 80 acres of land about half an hour east of Williston. He estimates the project would cost at least $130 million, and hopes to break ground as soon as next spring. He says it could take two years to build.

Williston architect John Biggs says he thinks the project is nothing more than a fantasy.