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by texasstar
21 Sep 2020 08:26
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 13
Views: 7547

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

I turned the TV off in disgust after that failed 2-point conversion attempt.
Imagine my surprise...
by texasstar
16 Sep 2020 07:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128025

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

exelone31 wrote:June 1853

1 unit sold for a barrel of whiskey and two pounds of salt pork. 1 unit evacauted due to consumption. 6 units remain.

Sellout projection: 3 score, 4 months


Funniest post ever!
by texasstar
25 Aug 2020 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 147
Views: 59973

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

^ Gerald D Hines was one of my childhood heroes. He built One Shell Square in New Orleans in 1972 and introduced me to the concept of the modern skyscraper. RIP.
by texasstar
18 Aug 2020 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8224

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

^ As a long-time subscriber, I really love the "member exclusive" articles.
by texasstar
11 Aug 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 214621

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

As always, this is a tough crowd.
by texasstar
11 Aug 2020 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 601
Views: 270537

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

The thing I'm looking forward to the most, is the new Observation Deck!
by texasstar
07 Aug 2020 08:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59530

Re: Dallas Smart District

This would be SO awesome!
by texasstar
05 Aug 2020 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 601
Views: 270537

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

^ Thanks, I45Tex! There are some real gems in this collection!
by texasstar
05 Aug 2020 07:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 601
Views: 270537

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Note the building in the lower left corner of the photo above. The 19-story Rio Grande National Life building only existed for 20 years before it was demolished to make way for the Renassance Tower. Shortest life span of any high-rise ever?
by texasstar
03 Aug 2020 07:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas County: Sandbranch
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Dallas County: Sandbranch

This is so far past crazy. I don't know what to call it.
by texasstar
25 Jul 2020 21:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164945

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This area really turned out nice! Good work, AT&T. (Although, I did drop you for T-Mobile) http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_01.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_02.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_03.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_04.jpg http:...
by texasstar
06 May 2020 13:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158176

Re: DART D2 Subway

I am facing the grim realization that I will probably not live long enough to see this built.
by texasstar
02 Apr 2020 08:34
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 70
Views: 38563

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

So, is picture number 1 circa 1986?
by texasstar
13 Mar 2020 20:01
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 160
Views: 66276

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Austin 2011 vs. Austin 2020
From Mt. Bonnell
Image
by texasstar
03 Mar 2020 07:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 150
Views: 53603

Re: The Link at Uptown

^ Great shot!
by texasstar
25 Feb 2020 13:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 422
Views: 196107

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

That really is baffling. Tried to see comments, but there doesn't appear to be any.
by texasstar
30 Jan 2020 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 77
Views: 17158

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

LOL, don't you miss him.
by texasstar
30 Jan 2020 08:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 77
Views: 17158

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Image

So, this is TWO 30-story towers. If this were all in one tower, it would be the 60-story goodness we all long for. But, that would probably never get approved. Because, Love Field.
by texasstar
28 Jan 2020 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 214621

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

Great shots, Troy and Maconahey!
by texasstar
24 Jan 2020 07:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 77
Views: 17158

Re: KDD 7 Miyama Project

Nice surprise!
by texasstar
18 Jan 2020 10:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 364
Views: 154773

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Wow! A Preston Road line from Dallas to Prosper would be intriguing.
by texasstar
14 Jan 2020 08:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 91
Views: 42765

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Tucy wrote: Whoever is in charge, most of the really bad decisions seem to be in Dallas, not Frisco, not Plano, not McKinney.


Perhaps because Dallas is MUCH bigger than any of those places.
by texasstar
05 Jan 2020 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 18432

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

itsjrd1964 wrote:If it's going to be a clock tower, there needs to be more 'clock' instead of 85-95% being the tower, IMO.


Still true.
by texasstar
29 Dec 2019 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 105
Views: 48455

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

joshua.dodd wrote:Look at how beautiful and naturally organic the city looked back then. Wow! Kinda makes me sad.


If you were transported back to then, you would probably find a smelly, unsanitary, dilapidated mess. But, don't let that stand in the way of romanticism.
by texasstar
16 Dec 2019 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 10761

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Give me the original 100 plus story concept back in the day any day over that hot mess. Where do people get the idea that a 100 story building could ever be built there? Zoning is irrelevant. The FAA gets the last word. They did force the BOA Tower to reduce its height. So, it seems unlikely we wil...
by texasstar
05 Dec 2019 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128025

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Great photos texasstar. Your eye never disappoints, but these last two are exceptional. I love that you can create a "visual context" for these evolving projects in downtown. You make the "hodge podge" seem like it may be going somewhere. Thanks, sterling! I've been taking pictu...
by texasstar
02 Dec 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 9252

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

^ Luka will be retired and already in the Hall of Fame by then. :D
by texasstar
02 Dec 2019 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 9252

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

The seating capacity for this arena is only 14,000. Far too small for an NBA franchise.
by texasstar
30 Nov 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164945

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Image
by texasstar
29 Nov 2019 11:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 208
Views: 91505

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Urban Park http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urbanpark_00.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urbanpark_01.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urbanpark_02.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urbanpark_03.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urbanpark_04.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/urban...
by texasstar
25 Nov 2019 21:00
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 160
Views: 66276

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Or as I like to call it, Little Dubai.
by texasstar
14 Nov 2019 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 9494

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

The hits just keep on coming!
by texasstar
11 Nov 2019 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 481
Views: 231436

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

MC_ScattCat wrote:I'm hoping this will bring in the Conrad and a Mandarin Oriental brands. Get them built in time for when the Superbowl comes back.


It's not coming back. Not until we build a downtown stadium.
by texasstar
11 Nov 2019 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 147
Views: 59973

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Update: November 10, 2019

Image
by texasstar
19 Sep 2019 12:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Fairview: misc. developments
Replies: 5
Views: 3957

Re: Fairview: misc. developments

Fairview sounds like a made-up place.
by texasstar
19 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 48
Views: 24403

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Wow, we saved something that other cities demolished. That's a twist.

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