Tnexster wrote:We are long past that and growing more skylines farther away from downtown.
Isn't that the truth! That genie's been let out of the bottle long ago!
In Dallas proper we already have the equivalent of three satellite downtown clusters:
* Galleria business district
* High Five (Park Central) business district
* Preston Center business district
And of course Las Colinas is literally a stone's throw just outside the City Limits of Dallas in Irving as another satellite downtown as is Addison (which is in many ways a continuation of the Galleria district spreading north along the Dallas North Tollway).
The clusters of highrises blossoming in Plano and Frisco are yet additional satellite downtowns.
However, Midtown's development will add enormous density and panache to the already existing Galleria district, over time transforming it into a very significant satellite of much greater density with, as Tamtagon suggested, hopefully towers that are skyscraper height (500' and up).
As long as Downtown Dallas and its myriad districts (CBD, Uptown, Victory Park, Deep Ellum, Design District, Cedars, etc.) continue the enormous growth being experienced then growth of satellite downtowns are just a further testament to the enormous vitality and strength of the Dallas metro as a whole.
Downtown Dallas will remain the central core that the satellites are secondary to just given its existing significant critical mass and the heady growth momentum underway.
Dallas will need to execute additional growth plans (such as the Trinity Lakes and Parks) to propel it yet further ahead as the central core ... and I am confident that will happen. Too much is at stake not to do so.