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by dallaz
19 Feb 2018 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17000

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: 70
Views: 10586

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: 81
Views: 11330

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: 596
Views: 37162

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: 596
Views: 37162

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: 596
Views: 37162

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: 38
Views: 1975

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: 38
Views: 1975

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: 596
Views: 37162

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: 225
Views: 23865

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: 225
Views: 23865

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: 14695

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: 14695

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: 42
Views: 4483

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: 14695

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.
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

cowboyeagle05 wrote:https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-on-Amazon-HQ2-Shortlist-469927273.html

And yes Austin is on the list along with New York City, Atlanta, and Boston.

Yeah, that’s some stiff competition. But we do have some advantages that some other cities do not have. Hopefully, that works in our favor.
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Breaking News: Dallas has made it to the short list for Amazon’s HQ2!

Edit: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dalla ... 27273.html

Austin is the only Texas City, besides Dallas.
by dallaz
17 Jan 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17000

Re: Victory Park 3.0

My thought is, maybe this could be a space where Amazon could locate if they decide to come to Dallas. I believe Amazon wanted 500,000 sq ft of space readily available. Even if Amazon decides to go elsewhere, the office space could be filled just based on the number of corporations looking to expand...
by dallaz
12 Jan 2018 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23865

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Aurora in the Arts District is the perfect example for what I have in mind... I think it's every other year but may be every year since it's so popular https://www.dallasaurora.com/ The Conv Ctr hotel is quaint with the light show capabilities it has now, but imagine projections for special events ...
by dallaz
12 Jan 2018 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23865

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Video from a newscast in the early 2000s, showing the Drever illuminated.

https://youtu.be/C8bnLULZAPA
by dallaz
09 Jan 2018 17:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12591

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Report: Dallas could be in the sights of another tech giant — Google https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/01/09/report-dallas-could-sights-another-tech-giant-google According to Crain's, Google is looking for a regional hub outside its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, and it plans ...
by dallaz
22 Dec 2017 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 8071

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Tnexster wrote:Wow, that looks bright!

Yeah, it’s definitely the brightest building in the Dallas skyline.

On social media, some downtown residents were complaining about the intensity of the lights.
by dallaz
20 Dec 2017 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 8071

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I don’t mind blue, but there’s alittle too much of it. We need some redish colors or a white light (similar to the former lighting of the Drever and the Sheraton Hotel). Last night on NBC 5 News, they mentioned the new light display for the Whitacre Tower. The live towercam of the skyline showed the...
by dallaz
15 Dec 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 8071

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Sorry, for the incrediblely horrible pictures. I got a few shaky pics coming from 30 towards Downtown. I also noticed what looked like to be LED floodlights over hanging the very top of the building. I think they are going to llliumate the front of the building where the AT&T logo is facing.
by dallaz
14 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 8071

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The lights on the Whitacre Tower is on tonight. The lighting is definitely similar to the BOA Plaza.
by dallaz
05 Dec 2017 09:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5638

Re: Downtown Progress

Unless they know something we don’t, then I don’t see how they’re going to get 11,000+ units in 5 years. Even in some fantasy world, where (i) Spire, (ii) TC’s residential tower, (iii) Headington’s 4 corners at Field and San Jacinto, (iv) the parking lots around BOA, and (v) the Dallas Smart Distri...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 21:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5638

Re: Downtown Progress

^cha, at first I was like no way, but, then like, right now what's under construction about to open and about to be under construction represents more than a third of existing apartments! Right? Then I was like, oh they're using the new definition of downtown that includes Victory Park or whatever....
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5638

Re: Downtown Progress

Unless they know something we don’t, then I don’t see how they’re going to get 11,000+ units in 5 years. Even in some fantasy world, where (i) Spire, (ii) TC’s residential tower, (iii) Headington’s 4 corners at Field and San Jacinto, (iv) the parking lots around BOA, and (v) the Dallas Smart Distri...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 20:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5638

Re: Downtown Progress

20,000 MORE people downtown? So, in addition to the 11,000 already here? In only 5 years? I’d love to see it. But that ain’t happening. My thoughts exactly... But after further research, the number (20,000 figure) is based on the projects under construction and the projects they are confident that ...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 19:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5638

Re: Downtown Progress

Downtown Dallas 360 Plan to Manage Traffic, Growth https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Downtown-Dallas-Plan-to-Manage-Traffic-and-Growth-461919333.html The new plan forecasts 20,000 more residents downtown and 50,000 more in neighborhoods within 2.5 miles of the city center within the next five years....
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 30
Views: 4838

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I’ve always thought that Target’s first urban location would be in Uptown or Downtown, not Preston Center. Target to open its first small-concept store in Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/12/04/target-open-first-small-concept-store-dallas-fort-worth The 54.700-square...
by dallaz
01 Dec 2017 19:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 14176

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

I don’t know if this was mentioned, the exterior lights are on. The building was lit in blue LED lights strips behind the glass panels on the crown. I wasn’t able to take a picture.
by dallaz
28 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Amazon to release city shortlist by this Friday?!?!....

https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/11/28/1 ... ist-friday

Interesting...

If this holds to be true, let’s hope that Dallas is on the list. Anything can happen and I don’t want to assume that we’re Amazon’s choice.
by dallaz
27 Nov 2017 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23865

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

lakewoodhobo wrote:Marble tiles getting reinstalled.

IMG_2298.jpg
Some of the tiles looks cracked...

Am I the only one that noticed that?
by dallaz
20 Nov 2017 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 3429

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I like the open space, it turns the museum into more than just exhibits but rather a place of community. However, this is Texas and we need shade. The heat become unbearable in summers and the grass will never make it. Well, if they plant vegitation that is native to North Texas...it would have a b...
by dallaz
15 Nov 2017 20:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3678

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Any updates on the expansion, since the bond package has passed?
by dallaz
15 Nov 2017 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23865

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I highly doubt that this building would be demolished. It just wouldn’t make sense (to me) for someone to do so...
by dallaz
14 Nov 2017 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23865

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

lakewoodhobo wrote:Lender behind $380M project in downtown Dallas says developer has 'defaulted' on loan
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -says.html

I can't get passed the paywall, but the headline says it all.

Oh lord...not again!
by dallaz
03 Nov 2017 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: Dallas Smart District

Dallas Smart District Project Plans Massive Development Downtown http://dallas.towers.net/2017/11/03/dallas-smart-district-project-plans-massive-development-downtown/ Hoque claimed there would be an announcement soon regarding a “first of its kind” major brand coming to the district I wonder what t...
by dallaz
31 Oct 2017 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 28431

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

Remember, the building will sit on a 9 story parking garage podium. That’s probably the reason for the limited excavation. Which could mean the building will rise fairly quickly.
by dallaz
25 Oct 2017 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 151
Views: 21213

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

The building looks a whole lot better since the cladding is just about complete. Nice infill building...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2017 18:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: Dallas Smart District

8-Million-Square-Foot Dallas Smart District Also Eyeing Amazon https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2017/10/8-million-square-foot-dallas-smart-district-also-eyeing-amazon/ “Everybody was running for Amazon and Steve [Van Amburgh, the CEO of KDC,] and I looked at each other, and we did decide t...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2017 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: Dallas Smart District

^^^^ Well, you’re entitled to your opinion but many of those building became abandoned because of the crappy urban planning of the past. This building is not abandoned and is currently being occupied. Everything doesn’t have to be bulldozed to build a new development. Dallas is a young city but it a...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2017 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: Dallas Smart District

Ill be honest, I could care less about the historic value of the Eagles Nest. Its never used hardly, fenced off, and provides little value. Also historic is in the eye of the beholder, it isnt that unique of a building anyway. And if it means bull dozing it down to get this game changing district b...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2017 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 5428

Re: Dallas Smart District

Y’all, I just seen a clip of an animation featuring the Dallas Smart District on Good Day. It was shown briefly and I’m trying to search for it on the internet. Did anybody see it this morning as well?

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