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by texasstar
23 Nov 2017 19:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

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by texasstar
15 Nov 2017 07:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17748

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

Good looking tower! Who knew?
by texasstar
07 Nov 2017 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

The absolute longest construction project in the history of mankind.
by texasstar
01 Nov 2017 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 19793

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

^ I think he was talking about the parking garage under construction behind this site.
by texasstar
25 Oct 2017 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 33
Views: 4993

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)

CTroyMathis wrote:Just for the heck of it, thought it was a cool vantage point:

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https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 2482193408


Nice, Troy.
Iconic, even.
by texasstar
23 Oct 2017 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18420

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I was at Kroger's yesterday and picked up a six-pack of Miller Lite to take home to watch NFL Football and was properly informed by a store employee that I couldn't buy the beer until 12 Noon. I thought to myself, Amazon would not want to HQ in a place as backward as this.
by texasstar
18 Oct 2017 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 68
Views: 3280

Re: Dallas Smart District

Omigod! Omigod! Omidgod!
by texasstar
12 Oct 2017 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: What are you listening to?

Pretty Blue Eyes - Steve Lawrence
by texasstar
26 Sep 2017 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 163
Views: 15563

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I'm so confused. What the heck are they actually building here?
by texasstar
26 Sep 2017 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 48
Views: 5881

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The whole point of that flyer ^ is to lease up 8,000 ft of retail.
by texasstar
21 Sep 2017 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Activity
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Forum Activity

I find it useful to just click Quick Links and Unread Posts to keep up with what's being posted.
by texasstar
13 Sep 2017 12:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12971

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I think the HSR project could be an excellent infrastructure project to bring investment back into to Houston after Harvey. Since this is a private project, my mind was going in the opposite direction. Meaning, if Houston starts declining as a city, there is less incentive for this project to actua...
by texasstar
30 Aug 2017 21:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17748

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

We've always know they were going to cover those parking floors. That is why I've always wondered about the venom directed at this nice in-fill tower. The renderings always suggested it would look just fine.
by texasstar
13 Aug 2017 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 14594

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Just wondering why this one is looking good while the one across the street, which is also a glass box, is supposedly some kind of abomination.
by texasstar
24 Jul 2017 12:56
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2622

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Amazing!!!
by texasstar
10 Jul 2017 15:27
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 1
Views: 291

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Great collection!!!
by texasstar
30 Jun 2017 19:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 106
Views: 10017

Re: DFW Economy

I spent a week in downtown Chicago a couple of years ago. For a "declining" city, it sure looked impressive to me.
by texasstar
29 Jun 2017 10:06
Forum: U.S. + World City Issues/News
Topic: LA's new tallest, The Wilshire Grand
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: LA's new tallest, The Wilshire Grand

Are they counting that antenna in the building height? If so, is it REALLY LA's tallest? Yeah, the "spire" is 294 feet tall. So, this is a nice looking tower, but it's NOT the tallest building in Los Angeles. http://urbandallas.us/images/la_tallest.jpg source: SkyscraperPage.com
by texasstar
06 Jun 2017 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 7838

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

Finally, here is a project that looks much better in real life than it ever looked in the renderings.
by texasstar
05 Jun 2017 17:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Ascent Victory Park (23 ST)
Replies: 26
Views: 4599

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

All that brick gives it a classy look.
by texasstar
21 Apr 2017 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 86
Views: 8985

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Condo Tower

These two structures are SO MUCH better than what was there before. Big Win!
by texasstar
29 Mar 2017 00:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 119
Views: 10209

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

Tucy wrote:This has been fun and it's a cool-looking, intriguing design. But I suspect we'll be filing this Norman Foster building away with the Spires and Victory Tower/Mandarin Oriental Hotel, etc.


We'll just have to see.
by texasstar
26 Mar 2017 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 16
Views: 1628

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

joshua.dodd wrote:They need to reclad it with its original curtain wall.
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How bizarre that they changed it. It really did look much better before the alteration.
by texasstar
25 Mar 2017 23:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 7588

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:The garage is an abomination


Hardly. Looks like one of the best I've ever seen here. And a vast improvement over the one it is hiding.

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by texasstar
26 Feb 2017 10:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12971

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Maybe this has been discussed before, but I missed it. What is the logical reason for having the Houston end of the line terminate at the 610 Loop instead of downtown? I'm assuming there must be one. The article in the News this morning noted the fact, but provided no rationale for it. Personally, I...
by texasstar
23 Feb 2017 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17748

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

This is a big parking tower with a little office space at the top. :-)
by texasstar
23 Feb 2017 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza
Replies: 13
Views: 1673

Re: Downtown Dallas: Energy Plaza

^ The article above mentions the "the 50-story Placid Oil co building now being built". Would that be Thanksgiving Tower?
by texasstar
01 Feb 2017 20:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Developer Craig Hall gets $57M in debt to build tallest building in Frisco http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/01/30/developer-craig-hall-gets-57m-in-debt-to-build.html That article and headline are a mess. DBJ should be embarrassed. According to the story, the loan will be used to build a ...
by texasstar
01 Feb 2017 19:58
Forum: U.S. + World City Issues/News
Topic: The Leaning Tower of San Francisco
Replies: 7
Views: 930

Re: The Leaning Tower of San Francisco

Is it conceivable this tower will have to be dismantled?
by texasstar
28 Jan 2017 17:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17366

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The old man can call it "The Drever". You and I can keep calling it The First National Bank Tower. Folks in the middle can call it Elm Place. As long as it's filled with activity, everybody is happy.
by texasstar
18 Jan 2017 14:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 93
Views: 8067

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I drive thru there everyday. I just don't think it is that bad right now. By next year, who knows.
by texasstar
05 Jan 2017 20:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 18
Views: 2040

Re: Southwest Center Mall

Amazon is eating them all alive.
by texasstar
31 Dec 2016 17:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The West End
Replies: 24
Views: 2424

Re: The West End

^ Saw this in July. It was amazing how huge it was. Boston (in the summer) is now my favorite city outside of Dallas.
by texasstar
30 Dec 2016 12:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 171
Views: 12744

Re: Legacy West

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:...Those are some massive garages. I hope they at the very least try to mask them


Doesn't look like it.
by texasstar
09 Dec 2016 14:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 45
Views: 4413

Re: What is a suburb today?

He's a funny guy.
by texasstar
18 Nov 2016 15:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 28
Views: 2260

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Legacy West is sucking all the air out of the $5 Billion mile. For now.
by texasstar
18 Nov 2016 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Forty Five Ten
Replies: 32
Views: 3846

Re: Downtown Dallas: Forty Five Ten

Nice addition to downtown retail.
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