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by tamtagon
07 Apr 2017 19:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: HyperLoop One
Replies: 10
Views: 3357

Re: HyperLoop One

With all the potential stops, this technology seems better for I-35 corridor cities (OKC - Monterrey) than the HSR.
by tamtagon
07 Apr 2017 12:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 7255

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

^What a great ride this will eventually be.... Victory Park, Park Cities, M Streets White Rock Lake Highlands Richardson Plano!
by tamtagon
07 Apr 2017 12:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33340

Re: Trinity River Park

^Chattahoochee tubing and rafting parties through Atlanta doesn't happen anymore because the river water is unsafe, reaching an remaining at that condition since the early 2000's. Since about half the population of Texas gets it drinking water from the Trinity River, the state should mandate and pay...
by tamtagon
07 Apr 2017 10:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33340

Re: Trinity River Park

A quick excerpt from a Downtown Dallas Inc big-wig glowing in commentary about Boeing's new business division picking Plano as headquarters: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/04/07/took-16-years-boeings-boomerang-d-fw "If we were where we are today in 2001 when they came here...
by tamtagon
07 Apr 2017 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 25860

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

^I believe the participant worked at Sugar Film. Too bad they up and moved to California.

This building is just waiting for a music/movie mogul with some pet projects to work on....
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2017 12:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 65394

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I'd rather have Hyperloop....

https://www.dallasinnovates.com/hyperlo ... -the-case/

Hyperloop in Texas? Dallas-led AECOM Group is Making the Case
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2017 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 382
Views: 94702

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I think you're missing peoples' points ... potentially plopping a suburban-style retail development down is a massive step in the wrong direction ...Plug a CVS into the ground floor of an urban, mixed-use, pedestrian-friendly development and it becomes a complete non-issue. hahaha sorry, I wanted t...
by tamtagon
06 Apr 2017 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 382
Views: 94702

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

While these drugstores are reviled for the auto-centric housing disconnected from the pedestrians' neighborhood and taking part of the profiteering of the prescription drug racket, they have also turned into an interesting combination of corner grocery store and Five & Dime.... At strategic inte...
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2017 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 382
Views: 94702

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^It's a shame thoughtful residents so often must bring these issues to the city.
by tamtagon
05 Apr 2017 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion
Replies: 48
Views: 11705

Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion

RIP Elbow Room http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/04/04/real-kick-teeth-texas-am-takes-elbow-room-make-room-dental-college A real kick in the teeth as Texas A&M takes the Elbow Room to make room for a dental college Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist ...At 48 I'm already a remember-w...
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2017 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 72
Views: 16755

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

I recently moved to Dallas from Atlanta and in a lot of ways, Dallas reminds me of Atlanta 10 years ago from an urban perspective. It's remarkable... as much transition and repair happening to Downtown Dallas, with an entire new section of "downtown" sprouted and growing strong (VP/Uptown...
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2017 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 9134

Re: Knox: The Katy

This area is ready for couple'a nice boutique hotels, one up there near Javier's, small and double-D fancy; one near Chuy's, along the lines of a W Hotel, or (anyone else remember the rumor) a Restoration Hardware Hotel.
by tamtagon
04 Apr 2017 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 46185

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Apparently, the scene is coming back. https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2017/04/03/city-hall-bistro-opening-downtown-dallas-the-adolphus-hotel Sarah Blaskovich GuideLive The Adolphus' General Manager of Food and Beverage Operations Anthony Cournia notes there's a "developing food scene&q...
by tamtagon
03 Apr 2017 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 72
Views: 16755

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

It's the next Uptown.
by tamtagon
03 Apr 2017 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 7925

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Reverchon Park is one block away, connected by a trail....
by tamtagon
01 Apr 2017 11:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 771
Views: 157365

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

All things considered, I think Beth Van Duyne has been very good job supporting Las Colinas, but I have no POV regarding the rest of Irving. Olde Downtown Irving comes with the same excitement, potential, dense urban population desire-expectations similar to what I had for Uptown during the formativ...
by tamtagon
31 Mar 2017 19:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 771
Views: 157365

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Who's going to take over as Irving's mayor?
by tamtagon
31 Mar 2017 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82602

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Spire is likely waiting until they've got the only land left.... Hopefully they will have a much better masterplan when the time comes.
by tamtagon
31 Mar 2017 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37872

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

The only other longshot is a MAJOR corporate move from another state. I'm still trying to decide what corporation I would pick to anchor a 1,200 footer... The Perot connection leads to HP Enterprise, but pulling that out of Plano would be next to impossible. I think I would want this entity to be i...
by tamtagon
31 Mar 2017 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82602

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

...no telling what will happen with the residential portion of this one. The hotel, restaurants and parking is to support the skyscraper, nothing else. Maybe a few years pause on the residential component will turn into a larger residential component.
by tamtagon
30 Mar 2017 09:32
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 7143

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

at home, Chrome is fine with the site....
by tamtagon
30 Mar 2017 09:32
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 7143

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

at home, Chrome is fine with the site....
by tamtagon
30 Mar 2017 09:32
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: Site UI, UX and formatting
Replies: 16
Views: 7143

Re: Site UI, UX and formatting

at home, Chrome is fine with the site....

It's running slow and choppy, though
by tamtagon
29 Mar 2017 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37872

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

http://candysdirt.com/2017/03/28/architectural-magnificence-goal-worth-dallas/ Architectural Magnificence: A Goal Worth Having for Dallas by Jon Anderson Since the days of our 1980s architectural dalliance, I’ve panned 30-plus years of lackluster Dallas building many times. I mean, of Dallas’ talles...
by tamtagon
29 Mar 2017 08:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 9802

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

joshua.dodd wrote:... a 700-800 footer in Downtown. A building this good looking...


That's the overall appearance and horizon impact I think would be nice punctuating NorthPark Mall.
by tamtagon
27 Mar 2017 11:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 12995

Re: Texas Live!

A bus network highlighting the University, Stadiums and Amusement parks makes perfect sense as long as you can get into this network by train... from the airport, from Fort Worth, from Dallas, from Denton and from Plano/Frisco.
by tamtagon
27 Mar 2017 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37872

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

Just like Museum Tower has been labeled a cul de sac in the sky, so would a modern mixed use skyscraper, with a nice lobby for greeting visitors, two mid-body atrium and a roof garden -- almost certainly all the needs of office workers will be addressed within the tower itself. Workers venture out t...
by tamtagon
27 Mar 2017 09:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 86
Views: 16038

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

A big push for this garage and park extension is specifically to connect the Perot Museum to KWPark. A much better park purchase is lodged under the garden apartments between the Museum and N Houston St.
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2017 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 53
Views: 16871

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

If this building needs a giant garage like this, it makes me wonder how it ever got built in the first place with such a deficiency. Were all of the employees just expected to fend for themselves on the surface lots, and that's no longer competitive today? There are still plenty of surface lots aro...
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2017 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 185
Views: 46203

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

Every since I was a kid fascinated by skyscrapers, I wondered why some buildings with 100 floors were not as tall as others buildings with fewer floors. Math gave me an average feet per floor, but there's still a vairable "so what" factor when considering the building height. HA updated in...
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2017 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53589

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

^or like, maybe get Sally Beauty Supply to relocate, and clad the garage as a bunch of barber shop poles.
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2017 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53589

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

texasstar wrote:Image


What would be so bad about candy cane stripes?


1900_Pearl_03-25-17 stripe.jpg
by tamtagon
26 Mar 2017 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 19089

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

any chance the plan is to cover this with ivy or something alive and pretty?
by tamtagon
25 Mar 2017 10:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas International Film Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Re: Dallas International Film Festival

Eleventh year for this film festival. http://www.dallasfilm.org/explore/about/ Your guide to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival BY CARY DARLING Springtime for moviegoers in North Texas means more than just the crack of the baseball bat or the bloom of the bluebonnets. These months also bri...
by tamtagon
25 Mar 2017 10:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas International Film Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 1946

Dallas International Film Festival

Eleventh year for this film festival. http://www.dallasfilm.org/explore/about/ Your guide to the 2017 Dallas International Film Festival BY CARY DARLING Springtime for moviegoers in North Texas means more than just the crack of the baseball bat or the bloom of the bluebonnets. These months also brin...
by tamtagon
25 Mar 2017 08:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37872

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

But if your sculpture is going to be so structurally expressive, why should the curtain wall outer diagrid bracing remain identical from below to above when it's clear the triangles on the top of the tower are carrying so much less force than the ones at the bottom? That diagrid seems to something ...
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2017 20:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37872

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

I like the round one a lot better, especially with what looks like garden floors.
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2017 12:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 12995

Re: Texas Live!

^It'd be neat to think Arlington leaders and residents would acknowledge the Plano/Frisco stirrings over the impending debilitating traffic nightmare in that community, and plan accordingly.... hahahaha
by tamtagon
24 Mar 2017 11:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 12995

Re: Texas Live!

Very encouraging that these long lost ideas are finally taking hold! I sure would prefer the growth of in-fill in-between entertainment expansion within Arlington's stadiums, amusement parks and University coordinated with pervasive passenger rail access to the rest of North Texas, but strengthening...
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 211
Views: 45995

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

so... no Deep Ellum Station or yes Deep Ellum Staion? I haven't looked at the current D2 options enough to know which one it'll. Hard to believe DART, the city or any entity would just get rid of a station on this side of Deep Ellum. Certainly The Epic development would want the station. Maybe the i...
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 489
Views: 100502

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The core, Elm-Main-Commerce, will stay as it is, this is where Dallas finally gets the right combination of Beale Street, French Quarter, Greenwich Village. The rest will renovate along the lines of just started Epic, street level retail and multi-level parking pedestal for highrises. These trendy m...
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 211
Views: 45995

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Even if I-345 stays, it will be rebuilt, and almost certainly the street grid interruptions will be eliminated as entrance and exit ramps are consolidated and spans are lengthened. Cesar Chavez-Good-Latimer-Routh will morph into an access road for commuters and visitors heading into Downtown and Eas...
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 09:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 85
Views: 16965

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

http://interactives.dallasnews.com/2016/downtown-highways/images/_i30_relocation_map.png Conditions: Four main lanes and two managed lanes in each direction in a new location. Possible six-lane boulevard or multimodal corridor built in current I-30 location. Cost: More than $2 billion Planning and ...
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 9348

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

I wonder if there's a plan to change out the birdies with other images, like a rotation of characters over the years.
by tamtagon
23 Mar 2017 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 35467

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

Just daydreaming about the importance and sky's-the-limit potential of outdoor living spaces in the concentrated "urban districts" of a Sunbelt Metro like downtown Dallas, I could see the whole of the dark grey part of this building being opened up as a patio for apartments. Could have the...
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2017 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 44662

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

eburress wrote:
tamtagon wrote:I'm so distracted by the parking garage across the street....


Do you think you'll be distracted once the parking garage is covered in glass


Haha I doubt it.
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2017 12:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 188
Views: 42544

Re: DFW Economy

^That's one reason 'this cycle' of residential construction in the downtown area is no where near an end or pause.

As soon as the greater downtown bus and train system and schedule gets a good revamp, the population and employment numbers could boom....
by tamtagon
21 Mar 2017 12:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 85
Views: 16965

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

I hope to clean up the topic cornucopia this evening.... I think this highway stuff has its own thread somewhere...

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