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by joshua.dodd
30 Jan 2017 07:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38664

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Absolutely agree. In fact, I would say that what truly defines Dallas as unique is, not only its fantastic collection of Mid Century Towers, but our exceptionally defining Post Modern architecture. Bank of America tower's Art Deco inspired geometry, Fountain Place's domineering and futuristic charm ...
by joshua.dodd
29 Jan 2017 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38664

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'm just happy the original architecture of the building is staying.
by joshua.dodd
25 Jan 2017 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 30413

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

Why is the garage portion of this building so big? Have you been to Dallas before? They want good parking ratios to stay above the competition for tenants. I do wonder about public parking since it has been declared a international emergency of global proportions by the Klyde Warren management. Unl...
by joshua.dodd
25 Jan 2017 02:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 30413

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

Why is the garage portion of this building so big?
by joshua.dodd
24 Jan 2017 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 96
Views: 22688

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

I haven't heard any news about it yet.
by joshua.dodd
22 Jan 2017 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 96
Views: 22688

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

And just to think, the parking lot across the street is about to become a new tower as well, which will really fill in the gap.
by joshua.dodd
20 Jan 2017 09:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 297
Views: 43974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Um, no, not to the extent that it has in Uptown it has not. Key word is density
by joshua.dodd
19 Jan 2017 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 297
Views: 43974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

What are the chances of Deep Ellum going vertical with Uptown level vertical density?
by joshua.dodd
17 Jan 2017 17:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Mascot
Replies: 18
Views: 3496

Re: DART Mascot

>Traveling Man
Works pretty well just by name.
by joshua.dodd
17 Jan 2017 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 48910

Re: Bishop Arts

Maybe in the future DART will expand its subway into the Bishops Arts District
by joshua.dodd
16 Jan 2017 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38664

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Elm Place or First National Bank Tower.
The Drever just sounds bad and it does not fit the building. Stick to its original name.
by joshua.dodd
15 Jan 2017 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 297
Views: 43974

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

Dallas is in a process of major transformation. That's why things are so messy. We are struggling to become a walkable city, and for the past decade and so, the city has made tremendous progress and stride. I look forward to Elm Street's complete reconfiguration. Especially in Downtown.
by joshua.dodd
13 Jan 2017 15:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: What is a suburb today?

Wow, that is really bad
by joshua.dodd
11 Jan 2017 01:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Park Lane/NCX Development
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: Park Lane/NCX Development

20 years ago when DART ran its first train, people said the system was such a waste of money. Fast forward to today and look at all of the high dollar, very dense development that it is spurring. What we are seeing is New York City density being built around these stations.
by joshua.dodd
11 Jan 2017 00:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

With all of the major developments happening around Pacific and he DART traffic, that alone makes it a highly trafficked area. Put DART underground, but keep the stations located at the same locations, then you still maintain that high volume of pedestrian traffic. It would work in Downtown.
by joshua.dodd
10 Jan 2017 18:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: What is a suburb today?

There is something extremely alarming about those two pictures. It really shows the gross surge in poverty over the past 15 years and puts into perspective the collapse in the American Middle Class. Another reason why I see the suburbs as the future slums is because of the cheaply built housing deve...
by joshua.dodd
10 Jan 2017 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 43922

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

The DMN has been in a decline for a few years now thanks to independent journalism via the internet. It's not just DMN. It's all the major corporate news broadcasting networks on television. They are all taking huge hits loosing viewership and subscribers.
by joshua.dodd
10 Jan 2017 14:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 48
Views: 10379

Re: What is a suburb today?

I have a theory that the suburbs will be the future slums. Dallas' northern suburbs would be an exception due to the fact that so many corporate headquarter relocations are moving out there. Nonetheless, the suburbs will be the future slums because the city is where the money and young professionals...
by joshua.dodd
09 Jan 2017 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 21189

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

Are you kidding me? This is a HUGE letdown. There is so much potential for that site and that is what they have come up with? So much for that "monumental" tower Perot was boasting about.
by joshua.dodd
09 Jan 2017 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

In the highly unlikely scenario that D1 were to be buried underneath Pacific--a pipe dream for many of us, indeed--it would be great to have Pacific turned into an entirely pedestrian corridor.
by joshua.dodd
08 Jan 2017 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

Would it be safe to say that the DART rail did more hindrance to the park?
by joshua.dodd
08 Jan 2017 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

I have heard nothing about that. That would be nice
by joshua.dodd
07 Jan 2017 20:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

Actually, I do. Remove the wall that was built around it. Though it may be fairly short, it is still a wall that cuts the park off from the streets. Remove that ugly 70s era wall and you open the park up and make it more inviting from the streets. The wall makes it like a fortress meant to keep peop...
by joshua.dodd
06 Jan 2017 20:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 30
Views: 5858

Re: DFW in the Media

California is even further to the left than all of Europe, who consequently is now swinging to the far right.
by joshua.dodd
06 Jan 2017 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 12692

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

Thanksgiving Square seems overwhelmingly underutilized. Every time I venture about there, it's always a ghost town.
by joshua.dodd
06 Jan 2017 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 87
Views: 16894

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Yes! I am excited that they are finally going to demolish that ugly ass shopping strip. That place was one of the worst eye sores along my DART commutes. But why are they keeping the parking lot? That just seems counterproductive.
by joshua.dodd
05 Jan 2017 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Case Building (~197 FT / 18 ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 7487

Re: Deep Ellum: Case Building

Is it officially topped out?
by joshua.dodd
05 Jan 2017 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 11416

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

I agree, that McDonalds is an impairment for that side of Downtown
by joshua.dodd
04 Jan 2017 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 18774

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

There was an article about this project posted on skyscrapercity's Dallas Development page last year. I'll try to find it. The entire building is getting an ultra modern facelift. It will be one of the most ultra modern jewels in the CBD when it is completed.
by joshua.dodd
04 Jan 2017 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 11416

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

A third Skyhouse would be more appropriate for Las Colinas. Las Colinas needs to grow in height/density. It has so much potential, especially with its lake and canal.
by joshua.dodd
03 Jan 2017 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 38664

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'm going to miss the 60s style podium architecture and the black glass and white stripes that have defined this building :(
by joshua.dodd
29 Dec 2016 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 2956

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. XX (22 ST)

What is the "Seven" in that diagram?
by joshua.dodd
28 Dec 2016 04:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New condo construction
Replies: 9
Views: 2003

Re: New condo construction

You've already answered your question. The reason is because of how high demand is.
by joshua.dodd
24 Dec 2016 02:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 46
Views: 6015

Re: Collin County Transportation

As rapidly as Collin County is growing, the cities there certainly need to utilize public transportation. Both bus and rail. Building a new freeway from Lake Lavon to 75 is not a bad idea. But that alone will not be a solution. It will simply reallocate traffic from the city streets to a faster and ...
by joshua.dodd
23 Dec 2016 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 297
Views: 43974

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

DART needs to run its trains 24/7 then. Otherwise, people are gonna keep driving to Deep Ellum. Even if there are no parking lots left. People will park in Downtown and walk to Deep Ellum. DART trains do not run 24/7 like the trains in New York. And keep in mind that DART serves limited areas, while...
by joshua.dodd
17 Dec 2016 22:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 30
Views: 5858

Re: DFW in the Media

The New York Times is literally a politically biased propaganda publication. So much so that their head editor had to make a formal statement apologizing for their lack of objectivity and biased favoritism. It's garbage. There's my two cents.
by joshua.dodd
30 Nov 2016 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 33
Views: 8165

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Waxahachie IS considered part of DFW. Ellis county is part of DFW. In fact, one of the most vital economic industrial centers to the entire Metroplex is Midlothian, which is both the steel and concrete industrial capitol of Texas.
by joshua.dodd
26 Nov 2016 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 33
Views: 8165

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

This map needs an update. It does not include the North Grove development, which is the largest planned development south of Dallas and Fort Worth, in Waxahachie. There is also the 35 expansion in Waxahachie which is turning 35 into a modern urban style corridor in Waxahachie and making it a 6 lane ...
by joshua.dodd
23 Oct 2016 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 43922

Re: Downtown: The Statler

What's going to happen to the original Dallas Morning News location if they're moving operations to the Old Library?

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