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Downtown Dallas: City Lights

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby kingpin » 08 Nov 2019 14:40

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 08 Nov 2019 23:01

They finally got my friend's car out of the garage. Of course he already had to purchase a replacement.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Tnexster » 09 Jan 2020 21:11

Driving around downtown today and happened to find myself looking right at this tower. Haven't really appreciated how much of an impact this building has on the east side of 345.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby homeworld1031tx » 09 Jan 2020 23:13

Hannibal Lecter wrote:They finally got my friend's car out of the garage. Of course he already had to purchase a replacement.



Does he have any insight into how they were able to extract it? From the pictures that I saw of 'the event', essentially an entire vertical section of the garage was collapsed, so I'm guessing that anything above the first floor was inaccessible due to the ramps being destroyed.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 10 Jan 2020 00:18

Tnexster wrote:Driving around downtown today and happened to find myself looking right at this tower. Haven't really appreciated how much of an impact this building has on the east side of 345.

This has got the be the slowest building project from the last 3 yrs

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Tnexster » 10 Jan 2020 07:57

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Driving around downtown today and happened to find myself looking right at this tower. Haven't really appreciated how much of an impact this building has on the east side of 345.

This has got the be the slowest building project from the last 3 yrs


It does seem slow, although they did have that delay added to the process which didn't help.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Hannibal Lecter » 10 Jan 2020 10:52

homeworld1031tx wrote:Does he have any insight into how they were able to extract it? From the pictures that I saw of 'the event', essentially an entire vertical section of the garage was collapsed, so I'm guessing that anything above the first floor was inaccessible due to the ramps being destroyed.


They brought in two of the largest mobile cranes I've ever seen.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby dd_dweller » 14 Jan 2020 12:17

Any updates on the Elan City Lights building? Are they going to fix it or tear it down?

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby maconahey » 05 Feb 2020 21:21

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Tnexster » 06 Feb 2020 08:42

Nice...been waiting for this curved facade to take shape.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby maconahey » 17 Feb 2020 15:16

The brick looks really nice in person

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby mdg109 » 19 May 2020 13:57

I hadn't realized this project was so big. Sidewalks are fairly decent on Live Oak, but they do get really narrow towards the entrance.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby homeworld1031tx » 19 May 2020 15:45

Never though I'd see the day... This one has been in the makings for such a long time.

Glad it's finally almost there. Shame that we're losing the density from the Elan dev next door.

Any news on what is to come of that building? I'm really hoping they only knock down a portion of it so that they can gain access to the garage and repair it. Realistically, they could actually knock down the garage and damage residential wing of the building and then having enough ground level parking to serve the rest of the building. That would of course not be ideal but it's certainly better than nothing...

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby Mr. Amsterdam » 20 May 2020 14:04

It's built like a fortress.
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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby dzh » 20 May 2020 16:05

Does anyone know what the zoning allows for the site where the crane fell? I understand that this is a sensitive subject, but I really hope they build a great mixed-use project...or something along those lines on that site.

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Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Postby dd_dweller » 20 May 2020 16:09

It doesn’t seem like any work is being done on the Elan City Lights building.

Does anyone know when they plan on opening the Tom Thumb?


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