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by dallaz
20 Sep 2018 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Panorama of the Dallas Skyline. You can see the Amli slowly starting to make its presence known. https://mobile.twitter.com/FOX4/status/1042898510763323392 Damn that's a sexy skyline ! Hell yeah! Uptown and Downtown is basically one continuous skyline. Someone from Houston thought, Uptown was Downt...
by dallaz
20 Sep 2018 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Panorama of the Dallas Skyline. You can see the Amli slowly starting to make its presence known.

https://mobile.twitter.com/FOX4/status/ ... 0763323392
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Roman_Patrick wrote:awesome new rendering! would you mind sharing the website?
i am not locating in the web..

Sorry, I forgot to post the website.

http://www.fountainplace.com/building-overview.html
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

From that view it almost looks like a triangular tower but it clearly isn't. It does. I think we can confirm that this will be a tower that chances depending on the angle...just like Fountian Place. This will be the most architecturally significant building built in decades. Hopefully, other develo...
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Screenshots from Fountian Place’s website
by dallaz
18 Sep 2018 08:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20675

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The proposed shopping center will be called “Market Station”.

Story from NBC 5 with attached video

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/Re ... 65171.html
by dallaz
14 Sep 2018 20:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48033

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^We might have to agree to disagree, but the hexagon-shaped First National Bank Tower (designed by George Dahl, completed in 1965) is way more architecturally significant than Bank of America Plaza. The podium alone feels like an alien spaceship from the 60s and those lights, assuming they come bac...
by dallaz
14 Sep 2018 18:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Tnexster wrote:Looks like 13 or is it really 14 since nobody likes 13 even tho 14 is still the 13th floor. Crazy

Is the parking garage included in the number of floors? Or does level one start at the first residential level (the 10th floor)?
by dallaz
14 Sep 2018 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48033

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^We might have to agree to disagree, but the hexagon-shaped First National Bank Tower (designed by George Dahl, completed in 1965) is way more architecturally significant than Bank of America Plaza. The podium alone feels like an alien spaceship from the 60s and those lights, assuming they come bac...
by dallaz
13 Sep 2018 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18325

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Dallas finally sues Valley View Center over the mess it is https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/13/dallas-finally-sues-valley-view-center-mess The first story I wrote about the big plan from Jeff Beck and sons Scott and Jarrod Beck to redo Valley View Center ran on April 23, 2012. C...
by dallaz
11 Sep 2018 20:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20675

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

NdoorTX wrote:24251A2C-F388-42DF-85D6-7F7B40F9EBD0.jpeg

Interesting...since a shopping center is said to be planned.
by dallaz
11 Sep 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20675

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Forgive me, but all I can say is...what the f**k! I’m so livid right now! They don’t give a damn about Dallas at all and it shows. Can we protest this BS?
by dallaz
11 Sep 2018 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower

So this is the garage, correct? https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7824699,-96.7943613,3a,75y,121.55h,108.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFmzQ1gmetbQCCs7trv9YXQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFmzQ1gmetbQCCs7trv9YXQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3...
by dallaz
11 Sep 2018 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower

Downtown Dallas' landmark Comerica Bank Tower gets $163 million in new funding https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/11/downtown-dallas-landmark-comerica-bank-tower-gets-163-million-new-funding The owners of downtown Dallas' Comerica Bank Tower have arranged new funding for the lan...
by dallaz
07 Sep 2018 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2742

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I still hate it.

Ughhhh...me too. We don’t need another ferris wheel in this city.
muncien wrote:If they could just find a way to attach the Los Angeles Class Nuclear Attack submarine USS DALLAS to the wheel itself, I'd be totally on board...

Lmaoooooo :lol:
by dallaz
07 Sep 2018 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2742

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Trying to come to grips with the possibility of a giant Ferris wheel on the Dallas skyline https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/07/trying-come-grips-possibility-giant-ferris-wheel-nearthe-trinity-river Thursday afternoon I was at Dallas City Hall and ran into someone I hadn't seen i...
by dallaz
06 Sep 2018 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Fantasies. The developers of the West Village have no intention of tying their success to an abandoned project across the freeway. CityPlace Tower has had its own issues staying leased. West Village developers are noting going to want to design their project to mimic the past let alone build a sky ...
by dallaz
06 Sep 2018 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 115
Views: 21467

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Finally a webcam! I just hope we can get one for Amli Fountian Place.
by dallaz
04 Sep 2018 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28726

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

^^^^^ohhhh very nice.
by dallaz
04 Sep 2018 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

A height comparable to Cityplace Tower would be nice. Just imagine that and the Cityplace east development. It could create a good cluster of buildings in the area.

Hopefully, it all comes into fruition.
by dallaz
04 Sep 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Cityplace high-rise on the drawing board for original skyscraper site https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/04/cityplace-high-rise-drawing-board-original-skyscraper-site One of the last development sites in Dallas' decades old Cityplace project is being planned for construction. Th...
by dallaz
29 Aug 2018 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 115
Views: 17415

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T's landmark downtown tower sells to big name Dallas investors https://www.dallasnews.com/business/att/2018/08/29/atts-landmark-downtown-tower-sells-big-name-dallas-investors AT&T's landmark headquarters tower and plaza in downtown Dallas has been bought by well-known Dallas investors Tom...
by dallaz
24 Aug 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1236

Re: 1700 Pacific

Word on the street is that this building is about to be 80% empty and they still haven't done any serious renovation in years. Supposedly they are replacing their leasing team too. Honestly, that’s not surprising. I’ve been in this building numerous times and I’ve never seen it busy. They should tu...
by dallaz
23 Aug 2018 19:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 98
Views: 11793

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

tamtagon wrote:When I think of brisket, gross globs of fat is the first thing that comes to mind. Gag me with a spoon, totallygross globs of fat.jpg.

That lowkey made my mouth water. :lol:

Fat=flavor
by dallaz
22 Aug 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 170
Views: 27978

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

They ain't playing no games!

I love the speed of this project so far.
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57505

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This is what the article says.... Baylor Scott & White Health plans to build a large office administration complex with more than 600,000 square feet of construction in the 3700 block of Elm Street. The planned office center is just south of Baylor's huge Dallas campus. Building permits value t...
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

Great. I just wish they would throw a little money on the exterior. The facade doesn’t look too good. No it looks horrible but it doesn't sound like it includes an exterior fix. Probably costs too much. Just imagine the possible LED light display! Hahahaha yeah, you’re right. Hell, a little paint w...
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57505

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

eburress wrote:You're right about that. I wonder though if this is going to be multiple smaller buildings, rather than a single 30+ story tower.

That’s my thoughts as well. It has me excited to see what they have planned. 2020 isn’t too far away...so work shouldn’t be too far off.
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

Let's hope they open the eateries towards the street a bit more. The building currently focuses on being an inward and fortress-like design from decades of redos. It would a major improvement if the first floor spots were more street facing with at least windows along the sidewalk. Draft, the sport...
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57505

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The article says “more than 600,000 sq ft”. That’s huge! Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think there’s been a new office building built in Dallas with over 600,000 sq ft in decades (especially in the Downtown area).
by dallaz
21 Aug 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)
Replies: 10
Views: 411

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 North Olive St. (Sheraton Dallas Hotel)

Great. I just wish they would throw a little money on the exterior. The facade doesn’t look too good.
by dallaz
15 Aug 2018 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 117
Views: 15293

Re: West End 1.0

Renovation plan would turn 93-year-old West End building into hotel in downtown Dallas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/08/15/renovation-plan-turn-93-year-old-west-end-building-hotel-downtown-dallas A plan in the works would convert a historic building in downtown Dallas' West En...
by dallaz
10 Aug 2018 17:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48033

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tnexster wrote:I have seen people in there working, clearly something is going on.

Ok good. I just haven’t seen any updates on The Drever’s Facebook page and got a little concerned.
by dallaz
10 Aug 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48033

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Any new updates or sign of countinued progress?
by dallaz
07 Aug 2018 16:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 98
Views: 11793

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

After Royal Blue opening, downtown Dallas eager for more grocery options

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... ry-options
by dallaz
03 Aug 2018 14:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 29256

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

Here’s the interior update of Tom Thumb, posted on The Union’s Instagram. I’m starting to think, it’s going to look very similar to Tom Thumb’s new urban concept store in Fort Worth’s West 7th District.


https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl37BzejkFl ... w8nkert28t
by dallaz
03 Aug 2018 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99613

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm probably one of the few Conservatives on here (and one of those Evangelical Christians at that- GASP!!)... Some of the comments above sort of make me chuckle, but hey we're all created different with different ideas and different opinions. I'm a proud Trump Supporter and a proud Cruz Supporter....
by dallaz
02 Aug 2018 00:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99613

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas isn't serious enough about urban planning or public transportation, so Amazon should highly consider another city if that's important to them. Sometimes it takes something like Boeing to get this city moving in the right direction. That’s so true and if it takes Dallas getting snubbed (yet a...
by dallaz
01 Aug 2018 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99613

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^^To be honest, I kinda felt that anyway. Dallas-Ft. Worth is already growing at a good pace, it’s not like we really need it or as if we’re missing out on anything.
by dallaz
31 Jul 2018 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51274

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I totally forgot to post this story about Victory Park, I seen on WFAA. Makes me excited to see what the future holds for VP.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6nZex3D4s
by dallaz
31 Jul 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 7109

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Great find!!! ^^^^

I would love to see another retailer, maybe a Target or something. I don’t think there’s one near this location. But what they got so far is a great step forward. Can’t wait for the progress.
by dallaz
31 Jul 2018 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29721

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I have been reading the Downtown Residents council facebook group and it sounds like here people who want more from Royal like a full-service grocery store or are more realistic of what it is and is supposed to be. Keep in mind in Dallas we are spoiled we are very used to the suburban grocery store...
by dallaz
31 Jul 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 7109

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Cool. I’ve always felt that Wynnewood has so much potential. I’m glad to see them move forward with plans to revitalize the shopping center.
by dallaz
30 Jul 2018 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 376
Views: 65432

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

Grotesque. No building should be allowed to have uncovered parking in Dallas; especially a building as prominent as this one will be. There are cities were this isn't allowed. It's just cheapness from the developer and Dallas'fear of displeasing the developers.At the very least they should try to h...
by dallaz
28 Jul 2018 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29721

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Did anyone get to checkout the new Royal Blue?
by dallaz
27 Jul 2018 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 17046

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Tnexster wrote:Saw the glass from 35 today, saw it twice and don't know what to say except....it looks dark.

So, this is going to be another Blu Ciel?
by dallaz
27 Jul 2018 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29721

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

The scoop on the new Royal Blue Grocery opening in downtown Dallas Saturday https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/07/27/scoop-new-royal-blue-grocery-downtown-dallas Downtown Dallas residents and the commuting lunch crowd have been peering in the windows of the Royal Blue Grocery taking sha...
by dallaz
24 Jul 2018 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Hmmm. Interesting. It makes me wanna drive by and see what’s going on.
by dallaz
18 Jul 2018 23:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 16043

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

It looks good until it gets to the postage stamp parking lot. That really kills it for me...
by dallaz
17 Jul 2018 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 10974

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

New Hotel is a go at Trinity Groves. They mention the possibility of adding a rail component to the project. Interesting https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Hotel-Construction-to-Begin-at-Trinity-Groves-488327621.html I can’t imagine seeing buildings that tall in West Dallas. It seems like a very agg...

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