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by sterling
09 May 2018 00:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

"Midtown Arts Theater Center Houston" is an interesting take on building theaters without the usual smoke, mirrors and vast air-conditioned lobbies. An indoor/outdoor arrangement features several different sized spaces under a huge canopy that does double duty as informal gathering space b...
by sterling
08 May 2018 04:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 12721

Re: What is a suburb today?

What is a suburb today? What is a suburb tomorrow? Retrofitting Suburbia by Ellen Dunham-Jones and June Williamson The authors contend that the next few decades will entail a reinvention of the suburbs, their dead malls and strip centers, as well as the re-purposing of thousands of acres of decaying...
by sterling
06 May 2018 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 27763

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

Well... when Dallas finally goes "dense", it seems to do so whole-heartedly. "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead."
by sterling
02 May 2018 17:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Love those ideas guys. As in..."Art isn't just for the Arts District anymore."
by sterling
02 May 2018 10:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

I love storefront theaters and unexpected bldgs turned into performance spaces. Unfortunately, the theaters seem to disappear as the real estate they occupy becomes popular. Higher rents are the ironic death knell for many companies who may have been partially responsible for bringing their location...
by sterling
01 May 2018 21:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Is the City Performance Hall on any sort of schedule for expansion within the next ten years? I'm kinda wondering if those blueprints will be modified to something different. I'd love to see more work on it, and maybe reconfigured for some more even smaller more affordable spaces. Theater Row in NY...
by sterling
21 Apr 2018 06:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 12721

Re: What is a suburb today?

The answer to the original question is Frisco. I was wondering about that myself. What of the original query? And does it ever become "post suburb"? Is everything outside an urban core a suburb by virtue of it's location alone? As Oak Lawn dissolves into Downtown does it cease to be a sub...
by sterling
10 Apr 2018 00:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 97
Views: 11709

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Wonderful news. Glad they are sprinting!
by sterling
09 Apr 2018 04:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 23723

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Am glad to see "revival" coming at last to Tower Petroleum and Child. Happy to see the nearby future park talked about as "a given for a healthy neighborhood" instead of "a place only the drug industry and homeless will enjoy". Happy to see that the future of old buildi...

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