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by buildingswithlegs
05 Jun 2018 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 83
Views: 15584

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

That parking garage screen is pretty interesting. It will be interesting to see this one finished
by buildingswithlegs
23 Nov 2017 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 101
Views: 19002

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

I imagine that there will be two cranes, one for the hotel and one for the tower portion. This seems to be for the hotel, no?
by buildingswithlegs
19 Nov 2017 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 53
Views: 7579

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Doesn't seem huge in sqft, but the design does seem quite special. Really exciting project. Glad they're using a Texas architect.
by buildingswithlegs
16 Nov 2017 19:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93977

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Is it me or is all this wildly inappropriate for a forum about urban development?
by buildingswithlegs
11 Nov 2017 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 128
Views: 25844

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

R1070 wrote:This building just seems odd with that lot next to it being so low density.


The low density gives this tower such great views... perfect for sales, weird for city planning.
by buildingswithlegs
10 Nov 2017 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49888

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

Why can't dallas build apartments with some more exciting architecture? It seems like this is the most apt spot to really try something fresh. Sandwiched between the energy of the EMC and the energy of the farmers market. It's truly prime real estate! Attached are some new designs/buildings in DC an...
by buildingswithlegs
09 Nov 2017 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49888

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

Holy crap what a piece of suburban junk. Why not make it look like the brick buildings nearby, or like a cool mid century loft building with massive windows, this is awful I wouldn't go so far as to call it suburban but it's really not great looking. But this is from the firm that designs the new l...
by buildingswithlegs
19 Oct 2017 19:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 7855

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

I think they should include the underside of Woodall Rogers as part of the Klyde Warren extension. Program it however it suits it (skate park, or otherwise) but make it all one big project!
by buildingswithlegs
10 Oct 2017 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 55068

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Looks a lil more "developer-y" than initially proposed. Which is okay, I guess, but Bishop Artsy types might not like it.
by buildingswithlegs
28 Sep 2017 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 128
Views: 25844

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

Tucy wrote:
R1070 wrote:How many years has that crane been up now? lol


Good question. The building has been under construction for almost three years. When do they expect to complete this thing?


The instagram says "The wait ia almost over... opening soon"
by buildingswithlegs
27 Sep 2017 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93977

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas should just release a blanket incentives packet for anything in the city limits with a few recommendations. The incentives are the ultimate draw for a dallas campus. The victory park proposal is very enticing in my view
by buildingswithlegs
25 Sep 2017 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 27
Views: 4447

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

What they need is a "large" corporate tenant who wants a walkable campus to come in gobble up the galleries and the railway right of way and build out that pedestrian passageway to Victory Park under Stemmons to the DART station... Corporate could do it or Dallas could balls up and pass s...
by buildingswithlegs
07 Sep 2017 21:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 109
Views: 18866

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Why can't get we get some residential towers over here? I for one am glad they are keeping it down in scale. A farmers market in Texas will never be the same attraction as a market in Europe, but it makes for a good brunch, a nice stroll and a neighborhood anchor. The Farmers Market area has always...
by buildingswithlegs
18 Aug 2017 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 370
Views: 53461

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn done in a converted textile factory. Why not DE? http://blondetigers.com/hotel-life-brooklyn/ the Wythe hotel looks like it would fit in deep ellum but it is a very expensive and classy joint... i can't imagine the market in Deep Ellum has demand for something so high class (n...
by buildingswithlegs
02 Aug 2017 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 101
Views: 19002

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

I believe the "8-story podium" is off to the side and not contributing to the overall height of the tower
by buildingswithlegs
08 Jun 2017 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 89
Views: 16929

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Oh the irony, those who love in the design district are definitely not virgins.
by buildingswithlegs
27 May 2017 18:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 125
Views: 18005

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Eataly?! That'd be huge for dallas!
by buildingswithlegs
03 May 2017 19:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49888

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

lakewoodhobo wrote:Had to go see what the Jackson side looks like. There were a couple of moving trucks unloading.

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Just me or does it look like a cheap fire station from this picture?
by buildingswithlegs
26 Apr 2017 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Ascent Victory Park (23 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 6954

Re: Victory Park: The Ascent Victory Park (23 ST)

joshua.dodd wrote:I love this building.


It is quite refreshing compared to the field of sky houses popping up around it
by buildingswithlegs
22 Apr 2017 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 101
Views: 19002

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Condo Tower

Dale wrote:Looks taller than 25 stories.

Looks way taller than KPMG.


by my count it is 28 stories. add to that that the floor to floor heights are probably greater than KPMG and you get a considerably taller building
by buildingswithlegs
21 Apr 2017 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 101
Views: 19002

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Condo Tower

man, this portion of Hall's complex has really shrunk over the years. just a few years ago it was to be 39 stories.
by buildingswithlegs
03 Apr 2017 21:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 5175

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Cough *cough *... turns head to the trinity...
by buildingswithlegs
31 Mar 2017 22:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 5175

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

kingpin wrote:what a view!


THATS what the high walls are for.. got it
by buildingswithlegs
19 Mar 2017 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 41
Views: 9593

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

Strip center with chipotle next to s&d oysters has gotta go
by buildingswithlegs
18 Mar 2017 11:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 77
Views: 9852

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

A deck park, Houston train station, relocate CC DART station adjacent to deck park, renovation of municipal arena and finally mixed use reorientation/expansion of the convention center 'back door' to face The Cedars, actual new life for the convention center, neighborhood concerns begin to circle t...
by buildingswithlegs
14 Mar 2017 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 12930

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

Tnexster wrote:What will be on the ground level of that garage?


RETAIL ?!!?
by buildingswithlegs
10 Mar 2017 22:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 109
Views: 18866

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

"five story residential tower" *rolls eyes*
by buildingswithlegs
04 Mar 2017 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 218
Views: 33425

Re: Oak Lawn

downtown brooklyn just got an urban Target at City Place and it is awesome... little slice of suburban convenience in the city. i could see it being wildly successful on oak lawn
by buildingswithlegs
19 Feb 2017 19:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum of Street Culture
Replies: 11
Views: 2606

Re: Museum of Street Culture

fantastic architect! really exciting project
by buildingswithlegs
18 Feb 2017 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 337
Views: 59731

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

that parking garage is upsetting
by buildingswithlegs
13 Jan 2017 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 25942

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

I was wondering about the same thing, especially since the Arts District says they want more residential there. So where would it go? Unless google maps of the area is way off, there are tons of surface parking lots to the southeast and southwest that can still be developed. They have plenty of spa...
by buildingswithlegs
11 Jan 2017 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 14145

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

i believe the idea is that it would come well after the D2 and Cotton Belt, but am unsure. i may have gotten too excited and shared something that is undercooked.
by buildingswithlegs
08 Jan 2017 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 14145

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

I heard a rumor that the DART line right there may be buried underground at some point in the distant future and then TGS would be made into a Subway station! I would love for this to really happen... any idea if it's real?
by buildingswithlegs
26 Dec 2016 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 128
Views: 25844

Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Would love to see a pic from the Belmont hotel or somewhere in West dallas to see how this one is effecting the skyline
by buildingswithlegs
15 Dec 2016 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 104
Views: 16689

Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

I guess we should celebrate eccentricity, but really? That?
by buildingswithlegs
01 Dec 2016 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 15615

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

"The project for Rolex is an opportunity to introduce a layer of human-scaled nature into this car-driven lifestyle of Dallas. The silhouette of the building twists out of its site as a series of floor plates and louvers for shading–not as a solid mass, but as many layers, like a deck of cards....
by buildingswithlegs
16 Nov 2016 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46861

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That's precisely what I mean, we actually have something desirable spilling into VP and it's not anchored by the arena as was the original plan.
by buildingswithlegs
15 Nov 2016 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46861

Re: Victory Park 3.0

it's amazing how, here, development continues despite the eminent removal of the mavericks from victory park.
by buildingswithlegs
07 Nov 2016 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 25942

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

Not to mention the new arts district masterplan making the site more accessible (fingers crossed)

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