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by joshua.dodd
24 Sep 2018 01:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18418

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

The lacework is very aesthetically pleasing.
by joshua.dodd
22 Sep 2018 12:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 51
Views: 7695

Re: Collin County Transportation

What they need is mass transit. Rail lines and buses. More highways isn't going to help.
by joshua.dodd
17 Sep 2018 00:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66166

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

What's the lifespan of those brackets? Seems like they would need to be replaced every two decades.
by joshua.dodd
17 Sep 2018 00:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45078

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

itsjrd1964 wrote:Is the cladding a mesh or a more solid kind of material?


It's glass.
by joshua.dodd
16 Sep 2018 08:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48453

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The Southland Life building used to be even brighter.
by joshua.dodd
15 Sep 2018 06:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 10570

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Dallas needs to build a subway system. Not a DART light rail subway. We need an actual subway system for our most dense neighborhoods. Otherwise, we will become like another LA.
by joshua.dodd
14 Sep 2018 19:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45078

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

how many cars will that garage be able to accommodate? I can imagine the traffic congestion all these cars will bring will turn Olive and Ross into an absolute nightmare. The cladding looks really nice up close.
by joshua.dodd
12 Sep 2018 13:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20606

Re: the Cotton Belt line

But all these dumbasses from California don't seem to have an ounce of common sense. -___- really... Leave it to a Texan to blame Californians for homelessness in Texas. Who is the majority of people moving to Dallas? Californians. Btw, San Francisco sure is looking great these days with all the hu...
by joshua.dodd
12 Sep 2018 08:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20606

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Also, I would like to point out when I worked in Deep Ellum after the 90's crime wave that turned into a police state then everyone left the area and bars closed there was almost no crime because there was no one to rob/mame etc. Crime has increased because of the demographics and the number of thi...
by joshua.dodd
12 Sep 2018 08:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20606

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Also, I would like to point out when I worked in Deep Ellum after the 90's crime wave that turned into a police state then everyone left the area and bars closed there was almost no crime because there was no one to rob/mame etc. Crime has increased because of the demographics and the number of thi...
by joshua.dodd
06 Sep 2018 18:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6697

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Now that's a cool looking building.
by joshua.dodd
05 Sep 2018 07:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1551

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

I hope they design the tower to compliment Cityplace Tower's architecture. No stucco. And not too much glass. Something classy and southwestern, with a throwback to art deco, like Cityplace Tower.
by joshua.dodd
03 Sep 2018 00:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 44
Views: 2833

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Actually, the problem is the Bridge and its location in Downtown. The Bridge needs to be relocated somewhere away from the central core of the city.
by joshua.dodd
01 Sep 2018 03:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 12137

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Is the city going to do anything about the homeless situation? Downtown Dallas is starting to turn into a shithole with homeless camping out on the sidewalks and literally shitting on the streets. It's becoming a serious problem. And from what I have heard, many businesses are wanting to relocate a...
by joshua.dodd
31 Aug 2018 17:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 12137

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Is the city going to do anything about the homeless situation? Downtown Dallas is starting to turn into a shithole with homeless camping out on the sidewalks and literally shitting on the streets. It's becoming a serious problem. And from what I have heard, many businesses are wanting to relocate aw...
by joshua.dodd
19 Aug 2018 04:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66166

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I really wish they would stop building skyscrapers with parking garage bases...
by joshua.dodd
19 Aug 2018 04:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2169

Re: 900 Main

If it's not being splashed across the local media as the next great project in Downtown by Downtown Dallas Inc so I am very suspicious this is bad news. They could effectively build a short garage here with less height than the previously proposed one and leave us with another dead weight anchor ri...
by joshua.dodd
06 Aug 2018 08:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: Uptown Dallas: 2401 Cedar Springs

I like the building as it is. This just kills its character.
by joshua.dodd
25 Jul 2018 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 31
Views: 4107

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

One reason Fort Worth's lagging Dallas: Billions invested with public transit https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/22/one-reason-fort-worths-lagging-dallas-billions-invested-public-transit “Fort Worth has fallen behind its competition,” the report said. “The threats facing the city...
by joshua.dodd
22 Jul 2018 23:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18418

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I hope that's not the final cladding. It does not look very good...
by joshua.dodd
05 Jul 2018 02:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15460

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

If anything, Waxahachie should have the HEB office since Waxahachie is the only town in the Metroplex with an HEB.
by joshua.dodd
04 Jul 2018 08:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 53161

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I really wish developers would build parking garages below ground instead of above as they have finally done with this project. Nothing looks worse than a tower sitting on a parking garage podium. We have enough of that garbage...
by joshua.dodd
02 Jul 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45078

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So prices are finally starting to level out. It's about time.
by joshua.dodd
23 Jun 2018 20:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66166

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

"Extended MATA from McKinney/Cole to Cedar Springs to Olive to Houston Street to Union Station." Yeah, that's never going to happen. MATA can't even survive without DART funding. Your best bet is for the DART streetcar to extend service into the West End. Also, the city and DART needs to g...
by joshua.dodd
17 Jun 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48453

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This tower is either cursed or there is fraud happening somewhere.
by joshua.dodd
20 May 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 4616

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Everyone on this board lives in a fantasy.
by joshua.dodd
15 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Streetcar
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: Dallas Streetcar

Which streetcars? MATA or the Bishops Arts cars?
by joshua.dodd
13 May 2018 00:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48453

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I pray to Buddha they do not end up demolishing this building. That would be absolutely horrible. This poor building is cursed.
by joshua.dodd
09 May 2018 20:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45078

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this project taking so incredibly long?
by joshua.dodd
06 May 2018 21:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7611

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

Absolute waste of land. Just like the Mutts dog park in the West Village.
by joshua.dodd
05 May 2018 20:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 115
Views: 21671

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

https://flic.kr/p/21L7UNM Edit: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/38567966681_a02d9ceacb_z.jpg Hall Residence by g bud , on Flickr Why do we have ugly overhead wires downtown? The more density starts to encroach upon this side of town, the further the overhead wires will recess.
by joshua.dodd
30 Apr 2018 09:26
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

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by joshua.dodd
30 Apr 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 6993

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

Honestly, the new architectural detailing at the base of this building does not fit it at all and looks absolutely terrible. This building was mutilated by additions that will be removed in 15 years.
by joshua.dodd
28 Apr 2018 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 45078

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this taking so long to build?
by joshua.dodd
07 Apr 2018 19:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 51
Views: 6961

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Looks suburban as hell. Gross.
by joshua.dodd
05 Apr 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 28453

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

They have been doing utility work along Pearl. Looks like they're definitely preparing for something.
by joshua.dodd
28 Mar 2018 23:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36736

Re: Oak Lawn

I like that midrise.
by joshua.dodd
27 Mar 2018 23:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 4724

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

What they really need to do is restore the original architectural facade this once boasted.
by joshua.dodd
22 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 115
Views: 15650

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

ArtVandelay wrote:My kiddo loves the water features (that are in working order). The litter box is off putting as are the junkies/bums lurking around the blind spots. I hope the renovation happens.


I've also noticed that the bums and junkies are becoming a progressively huge problem in the city.
by joshua.dodd
19 Mar 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51629

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Please build! Victory Park needs a signature tower. Something that actually looks good, unlike the monstrosity that is the W Hotel.
by joshua.dodd
14 Mar 2018 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 71
Views: 10905

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Urbandreamer wrote:8BD9E6BE-DBAA-468A-AA6D-22C4ECE20D10.jpegA5F93DF5-EE31-402F-BA04-4FD798CFAA10.jpeg


Explain what is going on here...
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2018 18:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18644

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I would bet it was gossip. But I've heard people say that another Irish style pub is going back into the corner building. Maybe they are mistaking that for the restaurant in the base of the new tower?
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18644

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Then there's some major misunderstanding in the Uptown community. Everyone in Uptown is claiming the project is dead.
by joshua.dodd
08 Mar 2018 23:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18644

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Has anyone else heard that this project has fell through? I’m pretty sure that has been the case for quite a while if memory serves correctly. I thought the neighborhood association protested the rezoning or something along those lines. I could be way off. That was many moons ago. The neighborhood ...
by joshua.dodd
06 Mar 2018 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18644

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Has anyone else heard that this project has fell through?
by joshua.dodd
06 Mar 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3990

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I believe we are finally starting to see a slowdown in the market. Even the tower that was supposed to replace Idle Rich off McKinney and Boll fell through.
by joshua.dodd
05 Mar 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 29004

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This project is making a massively substantial change to the dynamics of the area. It's actually quite amazing.

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