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by texasstar
07 Nov 2018 18:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 451
Views: 64526

Re: Victory Park 3.0

It's not the Mandarin, but it's close enough.
by texasstar
04 Nov 2018 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 405
Views: 80028

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

Thanks, Maconahey. Coming along nicely!
by texasstar
24 Oct 2018 12:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 74
Views: 10915

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

texasstar wrote:
jrd1964 wrote:Well, this place seems to have 9 lives.


No kidding!!!
by texasstar
24 Oct 2018 12:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 74
Views: 10915

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

jrd1964 wrote:Well, this place seems to have 9 lives.
ining

No kidding!!!
by texasstar
23 Oct 2018 08:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 249
Views: 28702

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly are the advantages of heavy rail over light rail?
by texasstar
19 Oct 2018 13:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Carrollton: Sandy Lake Amusement Park
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Carrollton: Sandy Lake Amusement Park

I must say I never even heard of it.
by texasstar
24 Sep 2018 16:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 44781

Re: Legacy West

The crane has been removed from LVL 29, the 29-story apartment tower adjacent to Plano's Legacy West development. (Tallest building in the Metroplex outside of Dallas and Ft. Worth?) http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/lvl29_001.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/lvl29_002.jpg
by texasstar
24 Sep 2018 16:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 26
Views: 3247

Re: Frisco Station

Skyhouse Frisco - 09/24/2018

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by texasstar
11 Sep 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

exelone31 wrote:
texasstar wrote:Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.


Woohoo! I've wanted to check that place out, is it pretty cool?


You definitely should. It is awesome!

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by texasstar
10 Sep 2018 20:45
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.
by texasstar
10 Sep 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Nope, but I will have to check that out.
by texasstar
08 Sep 2018 17:55
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1927

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Image

Stunning recreation of Dallas' Union Station in the 1950's. Gold plated No-Prize to whoever can say where this is located.
by texasstar
06 Sep 2018 17:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 212
Views: 33928

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^ Now Nr.3 in Fortune 500 HQ's after New York and Chicago. Not bad at all.
by texasstar
01 Sep 2018 21:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 173
Views: 31026

Re: DFW Economy

Wow, our real estate is among the most valuable in the nation, and we have one of the highest property tax percentages in the country, but our city still can't pay for police, keep roads in decent condition, beautify, build parks, upkeep schools, really nothing. We need a military coup at city hall...
by texasstar
29 Aug 2018 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 451
Views: 64526

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^ But, it may have the most levels.
by texasstar
27 Aug 2018 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1601

Re: 1700 Pacific

Sad to see this. 1700 Pacific is where I worked when I first moved here back in 2001. At the time, I thought it was the coolest building ever. I was on the 34th floor, overlooking the greatest city in the world. I thought I had died and gone to heaven.
by texasstar
23 Aug 2018 21:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 874
Views: 124282

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not to mention, it may even make the city consider tearing down parts of our uselessly oversized convention center that are not needed and taking up prime real estate. This is truly the strangest hobbyhorse of the Dallas urbanism crowd- There's plenty of "prime real estate" in the form of...
by texasstar
30 Jul 2018 23:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 162
Views: 27050

Re: Museum Tower

The seething hatred for this beautiful structure continues to mystify me.
by texasstar
10 Jul 2018 13:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grandacape The Colony
Replies: 4
Views: 524

Re: Grandacape The Colony

Wow! Two massive developments! The Colony is going nuts!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by texasstar
26 Jun 2018 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 32697

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

In case we forgot what it looked like...

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by texasstar
19 Jun 2018 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 8637

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

I believe the owner is the big oil company next door.
by texasstar
17 Jun 2018 20:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 44781

Re: Legacy West

Update 06/17/2018 http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/west_legacy_001.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/west_legacy_002.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/west_legacy_003.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/west_legacy_004.jpg http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/west_legacy_005.jpg http://www.samcl...
by texasstar
21 May 2018 08:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 6027

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I would consider the source.
by texasstar
10 May 2018 13:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: Allen: Monarch City

Why do I visualize a butterfly museum when I see that name?
by texasstar
10 May 2018 05:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 1273

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

That hotel will be the best looking piece of that mall. Stonebriar looks awful. I KNOW! Stonebriar is LONG overdue for an exterior and interior makeover... The entire look and feel is so tacky and awful, for being one of the best performing malls in the country Im surprised they havent modernized o...
by texasstar
27 Apr 2018 12:22
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1586

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Everbody I've shown this to is just blown away. But, I am amazed at the number of people who had no idea we were the 4th largest metro in the nation. How do they not know this?
by texasstar
24 Apr 2018 08:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 451
Views: 64526

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So, based on the Planning Commision application, it will be 39 floors and 432 feet. NOT taller than the W after all. So, somebody saw the 39 floors and made an incorrect assumption?
by texasstar
23 Apr 2018 08:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 874
Views: 124282

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^ It's been ridiculous from the get-go.
by texasstar
21 Apr 2018 22:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

Re: Meet-Up 2017

Not for me. I'll be in China from the 10th to the 21st. Just my luck. I'll have to catch the next one.
by texasstar
12 Apr 2018 22:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

Re: Meet-Up 2017

Count me in.
by texasstar
15 Mar 2018 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 12
Views: 3167

Re: Dallas Convention Center

joshua.dodd wrote:What exactly is going on here? This thread is vague.


Mostly a place to post crazy talk about getting rid of our convention center.
by texasstar
04 Mar 2018 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 120
Views: 20949

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

This one when completed will almost certainly outshine the rendering.
by texasstar
16 Feb 2018 08:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 74
Views: 10915

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I wouldn't pooh pooh the whole thing just yet. A 25-story Skyhouse was announced for Frisco Station today. Frisco will be fine.
by texasstar
26 Jan 2018 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 39745

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

Wow, that's kinda artsy!!!!
by texasstar
01 Jan 2018 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 121
Views: 25437

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

gbud wrote:Image



Edit:
ImageHall Residence by g bud, on Flickr


Why do we have ugly overhead wires downtown?

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