cowboyeagle05 wrote:The elevation is Harwood's biggest advantage with their developed property. Its constantly made their projects that are moderately tall appear more prominent. Well the elevation and having direct access to the freeway ramps.
Hall Arts, Flora & Olive, and the proposals for 3001 Turtle Creek, Cedar Maple Plaza, Dallas Smart District tower, 2012 Field (Hillwood smokestack in fishnets by Foster+Partners), Harwood Forum, and Hines' Victory Center and 3099 Olive are all as basically horizontal at the towers' top as 1900 Pearl, The Union, the Epic, all the Arts Plaza designs, and Park District were.
Even the ambitious Cityplace East is about as flat-roofed as McKinney & Olive, which is to say, really still less sloped than even 2100 McKinney was.
Not one of our projects with prominence have the geometry to summon much of any psychological affinity, a kind of prominence much more consequential than mere presence as a skyline silhouette.
Only AMLI's tower, because it had an inspiration to live up to, breaks ranks a little with the rest.
First-mover advantage north of Downtown goes to the first builder 100 meters+ that fills the geographic void with a summit that's memorable.
Dallas still doesn't have a bunch of aesthetically overeager, clumsy locals anywhere near similar enough to SRSS, TVS and John Portman, for example, that we would have to worry about turning into another Atlanta with dum-dum pinnacles like birthday cake candles everywhere.