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by dfwcre8tive
09 Jul 2020 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 71
Views: 19007

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Landmark Dallas Morning News building still headed for a redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/07/09/landmark-dallas-morning-news-building-still-headed-for-a-redo/ ... He said the original building designed by noted Dallas architect George Dahl will be used for a luxury hotel. “...
by dfwcre8tive
07 Jul 2020 12:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138101

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Did you also have a similar diagram for the deferred Knox-Henderson subway station, northsouth? Here are some other diagrams. All are in the Dallas Public Library available for research (where I found these originally). https://www.flickr.com/photos/dfwcre8tive/7136074561/in/album-72157618842236092...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Jun 2020 00:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142689

Re: DART D2 Subway

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/31cf287691599.56029e9372c53.png https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/8ec52f7691597.56029d1bc2a2f.jpg https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/92b3a27691595.56029d19b68ff.jpg https://www.behance.net/gallery/113351...
by dfwcre8tive
27 May 2020 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4260

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Magical iconic subterranean restaurant in downtown Dallas closes after 36 years https://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-20-20-dakotas-downtown-subterranean-closed/?fbclid=IwAR30aKYqUKOty3EF5bve1fPY9jt_hl_z1ohZiCX_h5Eoo_FbKG9xWGxT2AY Here's an article about the restaurant's history. R...
by dfwcre8tive
22 May 2020 23:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 284
Views: 122529

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

That's a nice view! On a somewhat related note, with the rest of the EQ getting spruced up, I wonder if we'll ever see Salazar Center remove the ugly glass skin which was added back in the '80s. It wasn't ever the prettiest building, but what we have now is hard to look at. https://farm3.static.fli...
by dfwcre8tive
22 May 2020 02:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 46
Views: 13969

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Some photos of what this building once looked like... https://flashbackdallas.com/2020/04/12/the-southland-center-mid-century-cool-1959/ metadc1615219_xl_UNTA_AR0870-084-004-037.jpg https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1615219/m1/1/ https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1615133/m1/1...
by dfwcre8tive
18 May 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 204441

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too many pessimists on this string... Will Uber ride off to Dallas with its headquarters? As cost-cutting pressures mount, speculation intensifies that Uber could move its San Francisco headquarters to lower-cost Dallas. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2020/05/01/will-uber-ride-off-to...
by dfwcre8tive
15 May 2020 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 50
Views: 22694

Re: DFW in the Media

Nice to be listed. Also embarrassing to have had that much opportunity, be in that kind of company, and yet the city's lasting original contributions to global civilization are the Texas donut apartment block, graphing calculators, Mary Kay marketing mantras, and the inspiration for Outkast's "...
by dfwcre8tive
05 May 2020 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Latino Cultural Center
Replies: 1
Views: 675

Re: Latino Cultural Center

I believe phase 2 is starting for LCC. Does anyone have a rendering of the new black box expansion? http://www.dallascitynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/LCC-Phase-2-Image-1.png http://www.dallascitynews.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/LCC-Phase-2-images.jpg http://www.dallascitynews.net/latino-c...
by dfwcre8tive
28 Apr 2020 16:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: COVID-19 Discussion

This city in Lithuania is allowing restaurants to reopen with only outdoor seating. Good seasonal idea to relocate dining to the city's plazas, streets, and parks.

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/outd ... index.html
by dfwcre8tive
20 Apr 2020 18:40
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 254
Views: 107504

Re: DFW Airport

Check out these stories about the never-built 1989 DFW Terminal F plans. Lots of great visuals by Corgan.

Part 1: https://www.airporthistory.org/dfw-rebuild-1.html

Part 2: https://www.airporthistory.org/dfw-rebuild-2.html
by dfwcre8tive
10 Apr 2020 17:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 2035

Re: COVID-19 Discussion

Maybe this will be a new trend in other cities... Emeryville announces plan to eliminate 'beg buttons' at crosswalks in response to COVID-19 “You no longer need to press pedestrian push buttons,” O’Connell said, explaining that the buttons would be automatically activated when the traffic light chan...
by dfwcre8tive
27 Mar 2020 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 391
Views: 188799

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

I'm curious how many employers are going to ask themselves why they have so much office space when so many people can effectively work from home. I realize it may not be going perfectly, but its def working well for many. I feel like this was a question companies were already asking, and now it's b...
by dfwcre8tive
28 Dec 2019 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm? It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it. Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it. Could have sworn it was a tree. You can...
by dfwcre8tive
11 Dec 2019 00:17
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 93371

Re: I-345

The Embarcadero Freeway was pretty much a glorified off ramp. It's traffic count was about 1/3 that of I-345. Removing it just meant dumping local traffic onto city streets a few blocks earlier. The local equivalent would be the Good-Latimer exit off of US-75 southbound. Thanks for that nugget of i...
by dfwcre8tive
27 Oct 2019 20:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 135
Views: 55708

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

New mural coming soon. The artist will paint a large piece throughout November (the month of gratitude).

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by dfwcre8tive
18 Sep 2019 20:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 138
Views: 56102

Re: TexRail

It took a *while*, but now the TexRail route has started appearing on printed maps as well as those on displays at train stations/transit centers. Some of the maps (not unlike for other routes) are more than a bit out-of-whack and not to scale. 20190918_004403.jpg 20190918_004424.jpg This one is an...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Sep 2019 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 101
Views: 49437

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

With hate rising, the Dallas Holocaust Museum unveils a new home, and an expanded mission The $73.5 million facility traces an arc from genocide and human rights. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/architecture/2019/09/15/with-hate-rising-the-dallas-holocaust-museum-unveils-a-new-home-an...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Sep 2019 14:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 207
Views: 82445

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Unfortunately, probably I. M. Pei's least distinguished work. The original 1977 plan had all phases designed by Henry Cobb and the shapes were more cohesive. Two Dallas Centre was to be a chevron-shaped tower with 30 floors of office space topped with 21 floors of hotel space. Three Dallas Centre w...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Sep 2019 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 472
Views: 209919

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Maybe the time capsule will be ready to open around the same date the hotel portion is complete.

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by dfwcre8tive
15 Sep 2019 21:23
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 207
Views: 82445

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Here's the original plan for Dallas Centre.

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by dfwcre8tive
27 Aug 2019 11:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD
Replies: 12
Views: 11337

Re: DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD

Here's a good example of new TOD. It turns an empty parking lot adjacent to BART (Oakland) into: 32-story tower 1,032 apartments 41,135 sf commercial space 59 parking spaces (parking maximums here instead of parking minimums) https://sf.curbed.com/2019/8/26/20833353/titanic-west-oakland-housing-proj...
by dfwcre8tive
16 Aug 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 42
Views: 15985

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Flashback article; interesting read from 30 years ago: CITYPLACE - A WORLD APART - Southland's new headquarters sits alone in its unfinished setting Dallas Morning News, The (TX) (Published as The Dallas Morning News) March 19, 1989 Author/Byline: David Dillon, Architecture Critic of The Dallas Morn...
by dfwcre8tive
16 Aug 2019 11:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Pretty cool article summarizing the 1401 Elm project (probably need to stop calling it The Drever) and highlighting a few of the other projects swirling around downtown. I gotta say, was in several Dallas neighborhoods today, including much of downtown, and it really feels like the entire city is u...
by dfwcre8tive
06 Aug 2019 01:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 135
Views: 55708

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

There's a call to artists for an upcoming mural project at Thanks-Giving Square. This project will cover a large portion of one concrete wall with a temporary mural installation. Please pass this information on to any interested artists. https://www.thanksgiving.org/2019/08/05/highlight-the-good-mur...
by dfwcre8tive
05 Aug 2019 12:40
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Houston Highways
Replies: 3
Views: 6468

Houston Highways

Interesting read about the plans for IH-45 in Houston.

Houston’s $7 billion solution to gridlock is more highways

https://www.curbed.com/2019/8/5/20754435/houston-traffic-highway-i-45-north-txdot?fbclid=IwAR2p_3FIkRyC4N3l-aAkOHbapp13jBvlAEWTJpBPFS30DjhfJHECq4cUo2c
by dfwcre8tive
24 Jul 2019 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 45447

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Hopefully, the architecture will be less stucco and less hip/modern garbage for this site. The West End deserves old, traditional industrial-style architecture. Need more buildings like this in the West End area. http://mithun.com/project/weyerhaeuser-headquarters-at-200-occidental/ http://mithun.c...
by dfwcre8tive
21 Jul 2019 17:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145278

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That's a nice little building, any story on this one? That alley would make a nice little patio/green space. The story? It was the last downtown building tied to the cotton industry. Adding about 20 spots in a parking lot was more valuable (could have made a nice boutique hotel). But all is not los...
by dfwcre8tive
16 Jul 2019 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: Downtown Dallas: 1401 Elm

Todd Interests is referring to it as 1401 Elm at this time. They have several hundred workers on-site every day to keep things moving quickly.
by dfwcre8tive
16 Jul 2019 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 135
Views: 55708

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Last week The Thanks-Giving Foundation conducted a design charrette to discuss opportunities within the upcoming rejuvenation plan. It was an exciting and intense working session involving a large group of architects and stakeholders (including Alan Ritchie from PJAR Architects in NYC). The conversa...
by dfwcre8tive
08 Jul 2019 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145278

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^hahahaha I was going to say The Sundance Square of Dallas!!! It'll be nice if "Discovery" District turns into a memorable place people seek out, like Rockefeller Center, or Sundance Square. Since ATT's Spirit of Communication is naked, does anyone think the righteous folks of Dallas will...
by dfwcre8tive
26 Jun 2019 12:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 297
Views: 93371

Re: I-345

longhorn wrote:So how does one go from the fast growing north Dallas area to I-45 bound for Houston if there is no I-345?


IH-635/IH-20?
by dfwcre8tive
13 Jun 2019 12:41
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 45
Views: 18735

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

I'm sure it's been shared before, but I was watching this footage again from the city's official U.S. Bicentennial celebration at Old City Park: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674009/m1/1/high_res/ My understanding is that a nonprofit, the Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial Corp...
by dfwcre8tive
03 Jun 2019 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

H. L. Hunt died in the 70’s, Thanksgiving Tower is early 1980s. Perhaps his children developed Thanksgiving Tower (HuntOil?). I do recall that all original occupants were primarily companies owned by or doing business with the Hunts, sorta the 1980s version of Old Parkland. Hunt Petroleum / Hunt En...
by dfwcre8tive
29 May 2019 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 51115

Re: Parking Garages

Here's a new one in San Francisco that looks pretty nice.

https://www.wrnsstudio.com/project/miss ... structure/
by dfwcre8tive
07 May 2019 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I believe the city still has structured all incentives so that the tunnels have to be closed as part of these vacant redos cause most council members still think they alone are the reason retail isn't on the ground floor of the crappy designed office buildings the city has allowed and continues to ...
by dfwcre8tive
02 May 2019 16:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 8321

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/59548664_2440669549297992_3600329015308582912_o.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=901d034aeccf1ffd516fd883d4c9d924&oe=5D2CF365 This was posted in the Downtown Residents Council (Dallas) Facebook group. Anybody heard anything about...
by dfwcre8tive
26 Apr 2019 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 101864

Re: West End 1.0

Do you know if the arch lights will extend all the way through the old Dallas Alley? Unfortunately Granite Properties removed the arches from their portion of the alley. Screen Shot 2019-04-24 at 2.46.18 PM.jpg Looking at google streetview, it looks like there used to be more of a ramp on to the st...
by dfwcre8tive
23 Apr 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 10592

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

That's actually a really good picture of it. Last time I saw it in person, it looked like hell. I'm curious how much it was purchased for. I'm sure it wasn't for much at all. I know a LOT of these buildings that we see go down are acquired for extremely cheap (First Baptist purchased theirs for $1....
by dfwcre8tive
22 Apr 2019 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 10592

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

itsjrd1964 wrote:So, what was this? I don't recognize it with just the trees.


Image

http://www.preservationtexas.org/endang ... -building/
by dfwcre8tive
16 Apr 2019 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 46
Views: 13969

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

^ Finally, the Sheraton Dallas installed two four-sided, LED video columns at the hotel’s entrance that feature works of art as a way of showcasing the hotel’s connection to the arts district. :roll: Something like these? https://images.ctfassets.net/sahy2rpqbnsp/4yu7PDpKgoGoMKuaqO84WG/f1a75ba74d42...
by dfwcre8tive
28 Feb 2019 19:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 4312

Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers

This property could make for a unique residential conversion. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/02/28/landmark-dallas-office-tower-campus-grabs Landmark Dallas office tower campus is up for grabs Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor A landmark Dallas office development is up for grabs....
by dfwcre8tive
26 Feb 2019 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 42
Views: 15985

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

I'm trying to understand the orientation in that rendering. Is that supposed to be people making the trek across a tree-lined Central Expressway on foot? Or is the Expressway in the background of the drawing? I am dying to be able to comfortably cross the Expressway on foot or on bike. I live just ...
by dfwcre8tive
18 Feb 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 32
Views: 15109

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

R1070 wrote:Wouldn't that be looking from Elm street?


Yes; that's Elm.
by dfwcre8tive
12 Feb 2019 12:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 169949

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Just like transit must not be a thing, the head of Amazon's Austin operations has crowed, "We're not big on sterile environments here," and yet today's brand new Amazon lease is for half of this extremely sterile fortress: https://www.endeavor-re.com/properties/domain-10/ (quote source: h...
by dfwcre8tive
07 Feb 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 8945

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

ArtVandelay wrote:Permits have been issued for the demolition and construction of a 13 level parking garage.


For 505 North Ervay? Is it for the entire lot or partial? Could there be a conversion of the building into residential + new parking structure proposed if new developers are involved?
by dfwcre8tive
07 Feb 2019 12:34
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 32
Views: 15109

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

I'm finding lots of goodies in the archives of The Thanks-Giving Foundation (albums of photos/slides of downtown Dallas in the 1960s-1980s). Digitizing everything will be a big undertaking. Chapel of Thanksgiving looking from Elm Street, circa 1981. https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/5124...
by dfwcre8tive
07 Feb 2019 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay)
Replies: 13
Views: 7680

Re: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay)

lakewoodhobo wrote:Didn't realize that they're finally expanding the Elm St. sidewalk in front of 211 Ervay. cowboyeagle05 you've really let me down. :lol:


One lane of Ervay also needs to be removed and converted to sidewalk space.
by dfwcre8tive
07 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 546
Views: 244559

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

An old holiday card I found recently.

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