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by THRILLHO
19 Nov 2019 11:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 308
Views: 90594

Re: DART D2 Subway

A shame about the Deep Ellum station, but otherwise all very exciting stuff. Maybe losing the Deep Ellum station would be an incentive for us to get a streetcar line running the length of Main st? Now that I’m thinking about it, I can envision an ART line that connects the Smart/Convention Center/Ci...
by THRILLHO
06 Nov 2019 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 187
Views: 62279

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

I am fine with Dallas focusing on good density not height just because a few bros need something to measure up to. The whole space race in highrise height does nothing for making Downtown a safe and stable neighborhood of quality spaces with economic security. We need more infill that brings reside...
by THRILLHO
03 Nov 2019 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 224
Views: 63873

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

August 18th vs November 2nd. I've always been a fan of this little building. It looks nice with the new glass.
by THRILLHO
02 Nov 2019 23:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 212
Views: 73549

Re: AT&T Discovery District

August 18th, 2019 vs November 2nd, 2019
by THRILLHO
02 Nov 2019 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127295

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Yeah, it's nice seeing how the height will compare to its neighboring buildings.
by THRILLHO
31 Oct 2019 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127295

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

And we still don't have any other rendering? I want to see this thing at street level.
by THRILLHO
16 Oct 2019 17:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 33533

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Cbdallas wrote:So may be they just have some parking for catering and staff etc.

If these drawings are still accurate, it looks like they'll squish as many spaces in there as possible with this double-parking situation:
by THRILLHO
16 Oct 2019 15:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 33533

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Oddly if you look at the photo in D magazine it shows a car leaving the building to the street. Not sure where they would even park there they can't go underneath a freeway is down there. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/10/kelcy-warren-gives-20-million-to-klyde-warren-park/ Here is the s...
by THRILLHO
27 Sep 2019 16:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 5057

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Cinemark West Plano is one of the best theaters in DFW. I'm interested in seeing how well this will compete with it.

I can't read the article, but is there anything notable about this chain?
by THRILLHO
09 Sep 2019 15:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 121469

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

exelone31 wrote:For those curious, I just did a calculation off a zip line tutorial, and the Dallas-to-Houston zip line would only need to be about 60,000 feet tall. Totally doable!

As good an excuse as any to build a space elevator instead of a HSR station.
by THRILLHO
21 Aug 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127295

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

A little concerned about this. With the amount of density this development is about to bring to that area, any investment put into 345 should be towards either tearing it down or burying it. This should be seen as a huge incentive to begin that process. Or as a huge confirmation that the project is...
by THRILLHO
20 Aug 2019 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 474
Views: 127295

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Local transportation officials have sought to sweeten the deal, too. Michael Morris, the director of transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments, proposed committing $10 million to $15 million to improve transportation in and around Uber’s office. Among the ideas, he suggested...
by THRILLHO
22 Jul 2019 19:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 31580

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Too bad about the museum. It would have been nice to have there, but I hope there are still plans for one somewhere in DFW. Either way, I really hope something actually materializes on what has been one of the more baffling empty lots. Putting a walkable area here will form a much-needed connective ...
by THRILLHO
18 Jul 2018 19:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 29537

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

That tiny surface lot is such a waste.

And I wish the building was more monochrome. The horizontal brown accents clash with the window color and makes the building noisy to look at. I love the shape overall, though.
by THRILLHO
13 Apr 2018 20:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 675
Views: 204710

Re: Victory Park 3.0

If Amazon theoretically did move into the VP spot I would love to see them somehow purchase the AA Center and put a park/plaza in its place as part of its campus. It would be an ideal spot for a nice open park that bookends Katy trail.
by THRILLHO
01 Feb 2018 21:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 357
Views: 121469

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I calculated .3 and .5 miles from the platform to Convention Center and Cedar Stations, respectively. Used Google maps. Rough estimate to be sure but thats about a 6 min and 10 min walk. Not terrible but not exactly great either. Will have to be good enough I guess. Ideally those sky bridges will h...
by THRILLHO
27 Oct 2016 22:28
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: KAWS: Where the End Starts @ The Modern until 01/22/17
Replies: 3
Views: 4163

KAWS: Where the End Starts @ The Modern until 01/22/17

http://i.imgur.com/v94VzAM.jpg Spanning the worlds of graffiti, pop art, and consumer culture, KAWS’s bodies of work are highly charged, each conveying his underlying wit, irreverence, and affection for our times, as well as his agility as an artist. He has primarily looked to and appropriated from...
by THRILLHO
27 Oct 2016 13:34
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Forum Usage / Search Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

D'oh, well my FC Dallas thread can be moved to wherever it needs to be. :)
by THRILLHO
27 Oct 2016 13:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

Re: Nintendo Switch

Absolutely. Portable Animal Crossing in HD would be a dream come true.

I'm counting on ports of Splatoon and Smash Bros, and I wouldn't blame Nintendo for putting them out considering how abysmal Wii U sales were.

It sounds like we'll find out on Jan 12th when they do the full reveal.
by THRILLHO
26 Oct 2016 22:49
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Forum Usage / Search Tips
Replies: 5
Views: 3876

Re: Forum Usage / Search Tips

I am a total newbie here, but are there forum descriptions? I have no idea what "The Pitch" is, or what sort of discussions are meant to be going in "Art+Sol" and "Opolis Blueprints." The rest are self-explanatory, but those three I'm not sure about. Thanks in advance.
by THRILLHO
26 Oct 2016 22:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nintendo Switch
Replies: 12
Views: 7087

Re: Nintendo Switch

I'm psyched! I can't wait to see what games they have lined up for the launch. Hopefully the pro controller will have gyro functionality built in because it's the only way that I want to play Splatoon 2. And I hope it will have some great interactive travel uses. Pokemon GO has been great, and I lov...
by THRILLHO
26 Oct 2016 22:07
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 10077

FC Dallas is really good ya'll

We are fighting to be the first team to ever win the Major League Soccer Treble which involves winning three trophies: The US Open Cup, the Supporters Shield (given to the team with the best season record), and the MLS Cup. We won the first a couple months ago, and we just won the second one on Sund...

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