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by dallaz
20 May 2018 21:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 81
Views: 8355

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The old Southland Life building is what's a real eye sore. To me it looks like a giant shoebox in the sky. If there is a building in DTD that needs to be demolished I would pick this one. It doesn’t need to be demolished, it needs to be restored. The building doesn’t look like what it was originall...
by dallaz
17 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 42
Views: 2526

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

And they named it the East Quarter... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/17/downtown-dallas-new-east-quarter-redevelopment-kicks-construction ..."For the 18 buildings we are preserving, we're creating an iconic representation of the properties," said developer Shawn T...
by dallaz
09 May 2018 20:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 199
Views: 31259

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this project taking so incredibly long? My thoughts too. Maybe, the big ass parking garage is taking a little long to construct. I’m just tryna figure out, what will they do with all the parking spaces, if self driving cars take off? Heck, I feel like it should be a requirement that all new ...
by dallaz
09 May 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 199
Views: 31259

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

https://s7.postimg.cc/df6kbqr9n/20180509_132001_0.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/z1lkss59n/20180509_132408.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/kh4hyiv1n/20180509_132041.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/yasunk87f/20180509_131958.jpg Whoa! That parking garage is going to be massive! Now, I’m not too sure if this is going ...
by dallaz
07 May 2018 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 122
Views: 19372

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I’m not sure if the fly through video has been posted yet....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOuP9ZazwcM
by dallaz
07 May 2018 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 79
Views: 12220

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Which one of Dallas downtown's landmark skyscrapers is up for grabs? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/07/atts-downtown-dallas-hq-skyscraper-grabs One of downtown Dallas' most recognizable skyscrapers is up for sale. It's hard to miss the 37-story Whitacre Tower with its huge b...
by dallaz
03 May 2018 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
dallaz wrote:Have there been any progress with this project?

Tile is being removed still.

Wow, I thought they’d be done with that by now.
by dallaz
03 May 2018 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Have there been any progress with this project?
by dallaz
03 May 2018 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 117
Views: 22982

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

It looks like The Christopher is topped out. It is topped out and another one of the cranes came down last week, think it was Friday. Great! I’m so ready for the project’s completion. It’s going to further energize that part of Victory Park/Uptown. The TT will give people more reasons to live in th...
by dallaz
01 May 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Open records request forces Denton to reveal Amazon Air's interest in airport https://www.dallasnews.com/business/amazon/2018/05/01/open-records-request-forces-denton-reveal-amazon-airs-interest-airport Amazon's air cargo company made an initial approach to Denton leaders last fall about locating at...
by dallaz
01 May 2018 07:48
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 798

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

Awesome video! Just a few minor tweaks with the images corresponding with the narration...would make it even better.

I love the shot of Uptown at 0:37
by dallaz
30 Apr 2018 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 5765

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

willyk wrote:I thought it was kind of cool. It’s their logo

I just don’t care for the company’s logo. Especially, on this building. It looks like a pimple on a clear face. But hey...that’s just my opinion.
by dallaz
29 Apr 2018 18:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 5765

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

They’ve installed the logo on top of the buildings and It is fugly!
by dallaz
26 Apr 2018 20:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 4697

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

This area needs a lot of parking. Look at how packed the Walmart gets on I-30 and Cockrell hill. Parking at Sylvan 30 is becoming a problem and parking in Bishop Arts has been a major issue for years. Less parking more transit. I understand what the poster was saying. It's the same thing people wer...
by dallaz
26 Apr 2018 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14894

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

I think it will become more of a ghost town after 5pm now that the small group of very loud condo owners are trying to get everything shut down. It's becoming more office and residential focused. Honestly, downtown Dallas seems much more vibrant than Uptown now. The luster of live/work/play is fadi...
by dallaz
25 Apr 2018 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14894

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

New bar and restaurant lease set for McKinney Avenue tower site https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/04/25/new-bar-restaurant-lease-set-mckinney-avenue-tower-site A new bar and restaurant has leased a prime Uptown Dallas property that previously planned for an apartment tower. One Se...
by dallaz
23 Apr 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Is it safe to assume they can't point those lights like that permanently into the sky correct? I wonder if they don't plan to light the pinstripes the way they used to be lit but instead use lights at the top and bottom to wash the pinstripes in light. Kinda how AT&T lit its monolithic protrusi...
by dallaz
23 Apr 2018 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

maximum height of 432 feet that will be comprised of 347 multi-family units in conjunction with 9,500 square feet of commercial uses consisting of restaurant, retail, and personal service uses. The proposed development will total 445,145 square feet. That request is for 3099 Olive, which is the sur...
by dallaz
20 Apr 2018 22:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

They were testing LED's on this one last night at the top of the building at the ends of the white pin-stripes. They were shining up into the sky and moving around like spot lights. Hope that description makes sense. I found the picture that you’re talking about online. https://m.imgur.com/a/8bsch
by dallaz
19 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great! Now, if we could only see some renderings
by dallaz
18 Apr 2018 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 103
Views: 12747

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Y’all are on it! Great find^^^^^
by dallaz
18 Apr 2018 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 103
Views: 12747

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Wow! 895 ft? :shock:

Is it possible for a building to be built this tall in this location? It doesn’t interfere with Love field’s flight path?
by dallaz
17 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 57
Views: 5955

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Dallas' Klyde Warren Park names fundraising veteran Kit Sawers as president to help its garden grow https://www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthropy/2018/04/17/help-garden-grow-klyde-warren-names-fundraising-veteran-kit-sawers-president Big plans are in the works for Klyde Warren 2.0: a new fountain...
by dallaz
17 Apr 2018 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Re: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm

Great news! I’ve always wanted this building restored.
by dallaz
16 Apr 2018 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Jeff Bezos will be in Dallas on Friday at the Bush Center. I’m sure local Dallas leaders will try to get more info on Dallas’ running for HQ2 or try to sell Dallas to Bezos.

It will be interesting...
by dallaz
11 Apr 2018 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Park shares fresh details on the newest food and drink spots slated to open https://www.dallasnews.com/business/restaurants/2018/04/11/10-ways-dallas-victory-park-singing-want-back On the path to opening up to 10 food and drink spots this year, Victory Park has offered a few more details abo...
by dallaz
02 Apr 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Plans move ahead for Victory Park office tower https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/04/02/plans-move-ahead-victory-park-office-tower Developers are asking for approvals to move ahead with a new tower in Dallas' Victory Park project. Hillwood Urban has filed plans with the city for an...
by dallaz
29 Mar 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 21
Views: 3006

Re: Davis Building

Downtown Dallas' landmark Davis Building gets $45 million redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/29/downtown-dallas-landmark-davis-building-gets-45-million-redo Mycon Construction says it's been hired to renovate the 250,000-square-foot residential and retail building at 1309 M...
by dallaz
19 Mar 2018 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

This will only add to the eastern skyline view coming from 30 towards Downtown from Ft Worth (which has gotten even more impressive in the last few years). There is a need for a taller building in Victory Park to draw your eyes toward the northern end of the skyline. All of the tallest buildings, (e...
by dallaz
19 Mar 2018 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

From the DMN... New Victory Park Tower could be the tallest https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/19/new-victory-park-tower-could-tallest The apartment and retail tower would be construction across the street from the American Airlines Center arena and next door to the W Dallas Hot...
by dallaz
07 Mar 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

According to DMN's sources, if Amazon chooses DFW for HQ2, they're probably heading to Downtown Dallas Awesome reporting, DMN. My "source," Amazon, already stated as much in their initial HQ2 requirements. Haha...my thoughts exactly. :lol: I don’t know why this comes as a surprise...
by dallaz
26 Feb 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 28448

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

New downtown Dallas tower opens for first tenants

Law firm Baker McKenzie has opened its new Dallas office in the 1900 Pearl building at Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... st-tenants
by dallaz
23 Feb 2018 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 35
Views: 7100

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/02/20/two-things-texas-shoppers-gain-albertsons-buying-rite-aid DMN's take on the Rite Aid deal. Looks like Maria is reporting all local pharmacies at Albertsons/Tom Thumb/Market Street will adopt the Rite Aid branding. I wonder will the name be cobra...
by dallaz
19 Feb 2018 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 246
Views: 32448

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Developer pitching new office project in Dallas' Victory Park https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/19/developer-pitching-new-office-project-dallas-victory-park Developers in Dallas' Victory Park have just built four new apartment towers, a movie theater and additional retail. Now ...
by dallaz
15 Feb 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 123
Views: 17905

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Downtown Dallas' landmark Tower Petroleum Building is reopening as a hotel https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/15/downtown-dallas-landmark-tower-petroleum-building-reopening-hotel Developers redoing an art deco downtown Dallas landmark are just two weeks away from a grand openin...
by dallaz
09 Feb 2018 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 86
Views: 15615

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Developer eyes former Parkland campus for huge mixed-use redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/09/developer-eyes-former-parkland-campus-huge-mixed-use-redo Developer Sam Ware said he plans to complete a purchase of the 38-acre former medical campus as early as the first week ...
by dallaz
06 Feb 2018 06:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"The Alexa Super Bowl spot and HQ2 are totally unrelated," the company said in a statement after being contacted by USA TODAY. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/02/05/amazon-second-quarters-some-see-clue-amazons-alexa-super-bowl-ad/308056002/ Hmmm, I guess my thoughts w...
by dallaz
05 Feb 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Did anyone see the Amazon super bowl commercial? Right from the beginning it mentioned Austin. I could be reading too deep into it... I saw that too! My assumption is that Austin is a very strong contender for HQ2. Out of all the places in the world, Austin is the very first line of the commercial....
by dallaz
04 Feb 2018 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Did anyone see the Amazon super bowl commercial? Right from the beginning it mentioned Austin.

I could be reading too deep into it...
by dallaz
02 Feb 2018 16:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 47
Views: 4695

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Here’s something I seen on Twitter. The photo appears to show cracks on the foundation of the arches. It could be water, but we haven’t had very heavy rain in a while.


https://mobile.twitter.com/wylie_h_dall ... 9979583488
by dallaz
30 Jan 2018 13:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 47
Views: 4695

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Here’s the real reason why the bridge isn’t open yet. This is highly disappointing and very frustrating. It seem like this will be just another Dallas boondoggle! Undisclosed Documents Reveal Flaws in Margaret McDermott Bridge, Preventing Opening http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-skipped-str...
by dallaz
27 Jan 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 685
Views: 74851

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"Dallas Mayor Rawlings was one. Among his points: Dallas has been growing faster than any city in the country and fast growth is a factor that both it and Amazon share. "Nobody has grown faster or created more jobs than us," he said. Does Rawlings intentionally obfuscate Dallas and D...
by dallaz
27 Jan 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^^^I thought it would take a year for them to get the marble back. That's what I thought too but maybe it was just a year to completion. Who wrote the story? It wasn't a story, just a post from The Drever Instagram account. I walked passed The Drever on Thursday and assumed they were still talking ...
by dallaz
26 Jan 2018 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 248
Views: 34823

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^^^I thought it would take a year for them to get the marble back.
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 19778

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. That’s quite harsh. I don’t think it’s that bad. Could it use a little tweaking? Yes. In my opinon, it has potential. I wouldn’t call it a “turd”. :lol: It's obviously just m...
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 19778

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline. Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. That’s qui...
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 69
Views: 9492

Re: West End 1.0

Additional Security Coming to Dallas’ Historic West End Dallas’ Historic West End has long had a reputation as dangerous. The neighborhood association dedicated to the enhancement of the area—the West End Association—scored a long-anticipated win Tuesday with the hiring of safety patrol Landmark Se...
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 19778

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

mwaskow wrote:Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline.

Wow!
I’ve never seen that rendering before. It looks amazing.

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