Big changes on the way at downtown Dallas' Chase Tower
Now Landau plans to rework the plaza and entry to make Chase Tower more appealing to visitors, he said.
"We are going to make the plaza in front an extension of the Arts District," he said. "Right now, it's not very appealing for arrivals. The building has so much to offer by repositioning the plaza and creating an art component.
A more open plaza area, landscaping, walkways and a motor drop off at the base of the building are part of the plans for the Ross Avenue side of the tower.
"Because of the way that plaza is now landscaped, it blocks visual and real access to the front of the building," Landau said. "Our approach is to open it up.
"It's going to be a pretty dramatic change," he said. "We are going to strip clean the entire plaza and start from scratch."
Landau said the fitness center that's now located in the retail rotunda in front of the tower on Ross will be enlarged and relocated to the lower level.
The monumental rotunda space will then be repurposed.
"We plan to bring in a top tier restaurant to the rotunda which it was initially designed for," Landau said. "It's a prime location and absolutely beautiful space."