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Postby CTroyMathis » 01 Apr 2017 07:40

Tnexster wrote:Definitely not a lot of glare off that glass.

Our architecture critic found the time o'day at this time of year that contradicts. (He also did it for Hall Arts Plaza way back, so. . .)

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Postby Tnexster » 12 Apr 2017 12:46

Why is there a tree on top of Uptown Dallas' newest office tower?

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... fice-tower

What it really means is that the 540,000-square-foot office tower being developed by Trammell Crow Co. and Metropolitan Life Insurance is still on track to open later this year.
Construction on the 32-story residential tower being built next door still has a ways to go.

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Postby Redblock » 18 Apr 2017 21:18

This project finally got its fourth tower crane. It is near the Woodall Rodgers/Olive corner and will be used for the mid-rise part of the residential building. It is much shorter than the other three and kinda cute.






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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 05 May 2017 13:49

I thought these were going to be black glass

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Postby eburress » 05 May 2017 14:09

The glass is definitely darker than it appears in CTroyMathis' photo but I wouldn't call it black either.

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Postby Jay9398 » 05 May 2017 15:36

Taken just now:

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Postby Tnexster » 05 May 2017 18:12

When I see it up close the tower always looks more silver to me, in that pic it is very dark.

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Postby joshua.dodd » 08 May 2017 06:36

That's because youre seeing two different types of reflections. From the air looking down it's reflecting the ground around it, and looking at from street level you're bound to see a reflection of the sky, resulting in this light and dark effect.


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Postby Tnexster » 21 May 2017 15:29

Finally got a good look at this one plus 1900 Pearl while driving down Pearl today and was struck at the overall blackness of the glass on both of them.

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Postby tamtagon » 21 May 2017 16:17

^sounds like a refreshing change. is it?

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Postby R1070 » 21 May 2017 21:31

I wish the glass wouldn't have been so close in color between the two developments.

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Postby Tnexster » 22 May 2017 10:12

R1070 wrote:I wish the glass wouldn't have been so close in color between the two developments.


They do look very similar, I had hoped 1900 would be blue as in the rendering but it definitely is not.

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Postby willyk » 22 May 2017 21:31

On the other hand, I am struck by the visual gateway the two buildings form as you enter town on Woodall from the east. It is an impressive entrance now.

(But I still wish 1900 was blue too.)

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 23 May 2017 14:45

From today:

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Postby Tnexster » 23 May 2017 14:55

Is that more black glass?

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Postby joshua.dodd » 23 May 2017 17:13

It's not black glass, it's dark blue.


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Postby Tnexster » 04 Jun 2017 23:02

I noticed this yesterday, at least Park District tower looks better from this angle, compared to the black tower. 1900 Pearl is awful.

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Postby Tnexster » 11 Jul 2017 15:13

Global law firm gains foothold in Uptown with Park District deal

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... j=78534301


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Postby Tnexster » 13 Aug 2017 17:02

Wow the office tower is boxed in and looking good.

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Postby texasstar » 13 Aug 2017 21:03

Just wondering why this one is looking good while the one across the street, which is also a glass box, is supposedly some kind of abomination.

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Postby dukemeredith » 13 Aug 2017 23:37

texasstar wrote:Just wondering why this one is looking good while the one across the street, which is also a glass box, is supposedly some kind of abomination.



Because parking garage. Obvi.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 14 Aug 2017 08:58

texasstar wrote:Just wondering why this one is looking good while the one across the street, which is also a glass box, is supposedly some kind of abomination.


What makes every glass tower better than another? It's the design. The location, the orientation on the property. The skyline that frames its placement in the built environment.

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Postby eburress » 14 Aug 2017 11:49

The two towers certainly are very similar, though I do think Park District's is more visually interesting and aesthetically pleasing, just not so much so that one is great and the other's garbage.

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Postby tamtagon » 14 Aug 2017 13:35

I think the level of uninteresting architecture is similar; sliced boxes with fin feature, platform terrace, overlay/inlay right angles and shiny glass. The buildings across the park from each other have a typical somewhat above average look that's so common in the area there's nothing special. Just uninteresting. Disappointing building next to the expensive park. 1900 is abominable because it's inside the Arts District shoulder-to-shoulder with our highly touted collection of starchitecture.

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Postby eburress » 14 Aug 2017 13:57

tamtagon wrote:I think the level of uninteresting architecture is similar; sliced boxes with fin feature, platform terrace, overlay/inlay right angles and shiny glass. The buildings across the park from each other have a typical somewhat above average look that's so common in the area there's nothing special. Just uninteresting. Disappointing building next to the expensive park. 1900 is abominable because it's inside the Arts District shoulder-to-shoulder with our highly touted collection of starchitecture.


That (expectations) may have a lot to do with why most people don't like 1900. Plop it somewhere in Uptown or a lower profile part of Downtown and I can't imagine many would object but in the Arts District, facing KWP, people surely were expecting more.

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Postby tamtagon » 14 Aug 2017 15:39

eburress wrote:That (expectations) may have a lot to do with why most people don't like 1900. Plop it somewhere in Uptown or a lower profile part of Downtown and I can't imagine many would object but in the Arts District, facing KWP, people surely were expecting more.


The expectation is entirely with merit. That park is a neighborhood investment of more than one hundred million dollars, and 1900 does the bare minimum to grow the investment. Perhaps not, though, should the sheer walls become a prolific canvas of projection art. Hall's office building had some sort of deal to display iconic scenes or something like that... even more abstract visuals than the Omni CCHotel displays -- which by the way is that still a thing for that other architectural disappointment? -- but maybe 1900 will save face with a nighttime show. I'd like to see art.



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Postby Tnexster » 15 Sep 2017 14:33

What floor is this on?

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Postby Redblock » 16 Sep 2017 19:29

By my count, the residential tower has just completed the 30th floor. Two more to go!

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Postby tamtagon » 17 Sep 2017 16:20

you know, I really do not like the astroturf on that other building.

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Postby R1070 » 17 Sep 2017 21:48

Redblock wrote:By my count, the residential tower has just completed the 30th floor. Two more to go!

I've heard 32, 33 and 34 floors. I still don't know how many it will be.

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Postby Tnexster » 18 Sep 2017 14:31

Did a quick look around, DBJ states 33 in an article they wrote.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... op-of.html

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Postby Redblock » 18 Sep 2017 16:35

They seem to be pouring a floor (columns and floor) every week to ten days. I expect it to top out in Oct.

The rendering on the banner on the fence shows the top 'floor' to have a smaller area. This may be mechanical space. A smaller floor will indicate that they are finishing the structure.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 18 Sep 2017 18:13

I will say where are the biggest investments in high-rise condo construction in Dallas? Around Kylde Warren it seems. Museum Tower, Hall Arts Condos, and PWC Condo tower. Oh and the Parkside Condos on the Klyde Warren side of the Texas Capital Bank building. There are a number of of Townhouses popping up in East Dallas and other neighborhoods but the only high-rise homeowners are around Klyde Warren.


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Postby CTroyMathis » 28 Sep 2017 12:15

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^ Distance view along Olive Street from this rainy morning. Not exactly super clear, more for the view corridor.


Also, this one from last week down Akard Street by train station.

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And, this one from last Saturday.

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Postby lakewoodhobo » 02 Oct 2017 13:49

Topped out at "34 stories".

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Postby R1070 » 02 Oct 2017 18:28

But is it really 34 stories? It looks a little shorter than that. Just like the Bleu Ciel doesn't look to be 33 stories.

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Postby soco » 12 Oct 2017 13:49

I wasn't able to get a photo, but PWC's name and logo have been added to the top of the office tower.


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