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by dfwcre8tive
18 Sep 2019 20:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 102
Views: 23802

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: 33085

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: 162
Views: 39675

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: 408
Views: 127487

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: 162
Views: 39675

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: 5784

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: 36
Views: 7989

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: 489
Views: 139008

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: 134
Views: 39531

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: 1
Views: 503

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: 104
Views: 28111

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: 210
Views: 56920

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: 489
Views: 139008

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: 134
Views: 39531

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: 210
Views: 56920

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: 187
Views: 41956

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: 44
Views: 10105

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: 489
Views: 139008

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: 38415

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: 489
Views: 139008

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: 2665

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: 174
Views: 50307

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: 6781

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: 6781

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: 30
Views: 6088

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: 2203

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: 36
Views: 7989

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: 8654

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: 355
Views: 85937

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: 4533

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: 8654

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: 5570

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: 489
Views: 139008

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

An old holiday card I found recently.

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by dfwcre8tive
05 Feb 2019 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 134
Views: 39531

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Some paint is needed It's come a long way in the past year but I agree some paint would help top it off. Maybe they are waiting to do that last. Hope so. Do you mean cleaning the surface of the chapel? It's poured-in-place white marble aggregate and not paint, and it does need to be cleaned/restore...
by dfwcre8tive
31 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 162
Views: 39675

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Looks like they're starting to plant new trees on the corner of Harwood and Elm. IMG_5947.jpg Harwood / Pacific. I wonder if they kept the "Aston Park" dedication marker and will reincorporate it somewhere within the park. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/DallasAstonPar...
by dfwcre8tive
30 Jan 2019 16:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 30696

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Have not been inside yet but have seen it on the go and it is a beauty. We need more of these and the extension to Knox. And need some double-ended cars painted in the Dallas PCC livery (like this one in San Francisco that I see nearly every day). https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...
by dfwcre8tive
24 Jan 2019 16:19
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art
Replies: 9
Views: 3415

Re: DTD: Crow Museum of Asian Art

Major announcement. UT Dallas acquires Crow Museum of Asian Art, advancing its place in the region’s arts scene https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/museums/2019/01/24/advancing-place-regions-arts-scene-ut-dallas-acquires-crow-collection-asian-art The University of Texas at Dallas unveiled this week yet ...
by dfwcre8tive
24 Jan 2019 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23733

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

That will fit in really nicely with the area, and replace a dilapidated old junk building. Very nice. I agree with the middle windows being too small, though. Using a couple of the larger 3-section windows there would improve the aesthetics a lot. Agree about the size of the windows. The lot is sur...
by dfwcre8tive
24 Jan 2019 01:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 78
Views: 22580

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I had no idea there was this much artwork at Love now. I sure didn't know the red "Venture" sculpture was out of hiding, much less that it would be added to Love's artwork. The salvaged windows from Trinity Lutheran Church on Gaston Ave look great in the new terminal as well. I'm glad the...
by dfwcre8tive
22 Jan 2019 13:09
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 78
Views: 22580

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

As part of the Parking Garage C building program Alexander Liberman's sculpture "Venture" was installed along the drive. The red sculpture used to live downtown at Bank of America, removed in 2013 for the auto court and donated to the City of Dallas. http://www.lovefieldartprogram.com/ htt...
by dfwcre8tive
22 Jan 2019 12:23
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 206
Views: 59908

Re: DFW Airport

Here are a few vintage DFW videos shared by the airport this week.

"The Air is our Ocean" https://www.facebook.com/DFWAirport/vid ... 799435545/
"The Field (1976-1983)" https://www.facebook.com/DFWAirport/vid ... 590020771/
by dfwcre8tive
18 Jan 2019 19:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 36
Views: 7372

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ The building was designed to look like Independence Hall. Removing that would pretty much ruin that.


Agree. Remove the New England decorative top and it would just be a beige brick box.
by dfwcre8tive
18 Jan 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 36
Views: 7372

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

This area is one of the donut holes within downtown that'll take some time to hit critical mass. I've worked in a building here for 12 years now and love that we're getting Pacific Plaza, but aside from this and the redevelopment of One Dallas Center and Crozier, plus the MATA extension, we're a bi...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Jan 2019 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

More information including renderings on the church website. Link: http://www.firstdallas.org/generation-now/horner-family-center-expansion/ "This expansion will provide an additional 80,500 square feet of educational space, nearly doubling the size of the existing Horner Family Center." h...
by dfwcre8tive
17 Jan 2019 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 4533

Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

No mention of the demolition of other buildings (505 North Ervay) or additional projects, yet. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/17/downtown-dallas-first-baptist-ready-kick-35-million-campus-expansion Downtown Dallas' First Baptist Church is breaking ground this weekend on a $3...
by dfwcre8tive
14 Jan 2019 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 56920

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The building is not a Dallas Landmark (most protected) but it is a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Regardless, interiors are not landmarked. Link: http://www.thc.texas.gov/content/tax-credit-program-highlight-interurban-building If AT&T wants it for parking they could demolish and rebuild the ...
by dfwcre8tive
10 Jan 2019 19:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 134
Views: 39531

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

A couple of upcoming events. https://scontent-sjc3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/49895571_2211901812195360_4160879091328745472_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_eui2=AeFMwuWpG4Op5zTXGQhiNCjZqS5GgnaAtA3ZS93T5KHA_ivrycjHysUu7xEAH69I3JeTFYsrJzRhFeThI1RHmVOmeWsTFIWzRd8sOyabg8NvWw&_nc_ht=scontent-sjc3-1.xx&oh=...
by dfwcre8tive
10 Jan 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: East Dallas: Tennyson Village

TImberlawn was just featured on the "Most Endangered" list by Preservation Dallas. https://www.preservationdallas.org/advocacy/endangered-places/ "Dr. James J. Terrill founded the Timberlawn Sanitarium in 1917 outside of the Dallas city limits on “eleven acres of orchard, garden and ...
by dfwcre8tive
09 Jan 2019 23:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 5
Views: 1512

Re: East Dallas: Tennyson Village

TImberlawn was just featured on the "Most Endangered" list by Preservation Dallas. https://www.preservationdallas.org/advocacy/endangered-places/ "Dr. James J. Terrill founded the Timberlawn Sanitarium in 1917 outside of the Dallas city limits on “eleven acres of orchard, garden and g...

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