tamtagon wrote:I think the scale is about right, pasting the stadium built in Arlington into Fair Park...
The plan would have been to demolish the Cotton Bowl and shift the new stadium a little further to the east by demolishing the Expo Center(blue rodeo arena) and also building into areas where the Top O' Texas Tower stands. It would have fit size wise. Starplex would have gone away.
There would have been major reconstruction of Grand and Fitzhugh as ingress/egress from I-30. It would have worked and it would have preserved Fair Park's Centennial buildings.
The real damage done to Fair Park was when the Morton Meyerson, Perot Museum and the arts district pulled up stakes and moved out of Fair Park. It will take Fair Park generations to recover from that.
As a native Dallasite I am happy to see Spectra as the chosen vendor. I like going to events at Fair Park outside of the State Fair.