ContriveDallasite wrote:Pretty awesome knowing this is not even a 1/3 of the way up yet!
clubtokyo wrote:Will the whole base be all glass? If so that is an amazing way to cover the garage.
Tnexster wrote:clubtokyo wrote:Will the whole base be all glass? If so that is an amazing way to cover the garage.
Actually no, they are covering the west and south facing portions, partial on the north side and even less on the east side facing the other garage.
Hwulivn wrote:Actually I was speaking to the design of the site and how it connects to and provides transitions bewteen the private and public realms. The components (cladding, including retail uses, etc.) do not compensate for actual design elements (wide enough sidewalks, separation between the sidewalks and the street; rounded, concaved or curved building fronts, 2-3 story lobbies and/or other uses that “open” the building facade to the street and allow the building to “breathe”) at intersections that tie the components together visually or in form. And, again, one of the renderings illustrating a plaza of sorts below street level I think. This is a disconnect from the public street fronts and reduces street level activity. Of course, it’s an improvement over what’s there now, but I just think it could be better. Dallas developers are still learning how to design and build a compelling urban environment. We’ll get there.....hopefully.
lakewoodhobo wrote:Great photo. It looks like we've traveled back in time to see Fountain Place under construction.
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yay, so all the smart design decisions we made in our Downtown are coming flashing back too! Onward to depressed public spaces, massive parking garages, underground retail and walled off office buildings wait...
trueicon wrote:Something interesting from DART's D2 plan I came across re: the ugly parking lot across the street. Check out slide 13. They're considering a "tree lined pedestrian connection" to cut across the current parking lot, alongside where the D2 line would enter the underground tunnel. Maybe that could lead to some development here that would support removing the ramp?
This is what it currently looks like
By the way, on that same page DART has a survey for D2 station preferences that everyone here should take. I think it's important they build portals on Main St. and Commerce St. for the subway stations.
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