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by THRILLHO
11 Mar 2020 12:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 116669

Re: Silver Line

I'm so curious to see how this turns out for the Carrollton station. This corner of the metroplex already feels delightfully chaotic with the the green line, 35E, and the freight lines--with an over+underpass sandwiched between it all. Throwing another rail line into the mix should be fun.
by THRILLHO
10 Mar 2020 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Does it look small in person or you’re going off these pics? 30 feet tall seems decent, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. I stood about a foot away from it and it looked small in person. Now that I'm thinking back on it, the 30 feet value in articles feels way off. That would have been more than...
by THRILLHO
09 Mar 2020 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I would rather have a nice fountain than the interactive sculpture they put in.

The interactive sculpture is a little underwhelming with how small it is if I'm being honest.
by THRILLHO
06 Mar 2020 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I hope Warner sees the potential for filming sci-fi film/tv show scenes here. Customizing the outdoor screen or the lobby would create great backdrops.
by THRILLHO
04 Mar 2020 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 111
Views: 35254

Re: The Link at Uptown

Is there a development proposed for the parking lot next to the Link?
by THRILLHO
03 Mar 2020 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 111
Views: 35254

Re: The Link at Uptown

I could not for the life of me find a vantage point to get a good picture of this development while I was wandering on Sunday :lol: Thank you Troy!
by THRILLHO
03 Mar 2020 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 67
Views: 23695

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

SUPER psyched for this one. Excellent infill for this corner and I'm always happy to see more affordable housing. Let's hope this + the completed Carpenter Park helps lead to the eventual development of Dallas High School's surrounding parking lot. Admittedly though I'd be sad to lose the iconic vie...
by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 22:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 24
Views: 5655

Re: DTD: West End Square

This is moving along.
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by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262164

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 91
Views: 20215

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

It's starting to poke its head up.
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by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 21:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 274
Views: 99827

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

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by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 81
Views: 36588

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

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by THRILLHO
01 Mar 2020 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 154801

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

Pics from today, including a view from Carpenter Plaza/Park.
by THRILLHO
25 Feb 2020 11:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154271

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

3200 responses to that poll at the moment and 60% are not in favor? That's a little baffling. Unless you have land that it passes directly through, what's the argument against it?
by THRILLHO
21 Feb 2020 15:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154271

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

That's true, I would miss Czech Stop...

Well any Austin route I expect to have a stop in Waco. Maybe the King and Queen of Waco would give them a bakery space in whatever development they're sure to build next to this hypothetical station lol
by THRILLHO
21 Feb 2020 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 761
Views: 339289

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Is that square hole part of the design or will that get a window eventually...?
by THRILLHO
21 Feb 2020 14:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154271

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

quixomniac wrote:This might motivate Buc-ee's build them right next to the stations!!!

Some train lines in Japan have cute mascots. Buc-ee's could turn everyone's favorite Texas roadtrip beaver into the de facto mascot of Texas train travel as well if they really wanted!
by THRILLHO
20 Feb 2020 18:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154271

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Tnexster wrote:Once one of these things is operational, people will be like....we need more of these. Planes suck!

This is the dream. I want to take these everywhere!
That might put buc-ee's out of business though. :lol:
by THRILLHO
20 Feb 2020 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262164

Re: Victory Park 3.0

North End would've fit a pro baseball park nicely (outfield west) as well with a lot of quirky extra space to spare for high-rise action to block evening sun if you think a little outside of typical ballpark structures and where the mid- or high-rises are actually a part of the ballpark and not sep...
by THRILLHO
20 Feb 2020 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 211674

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

This is one of the projects I'm most excited for. Spruce up the street and sidewalks and this building absolutely could serve as a central hub of pedestrian activity. It's a gem of a building.
by THRILLHO
19 Feb 2020 18:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 741
Views: 262164

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those apartments need to be bulldozed yesterday. I suppose it's only a matter of time, but gosh they have been such a waste of space that destroys the walkability of that area.

Anyways, happy to see more Victory surface lots building up. This area is a far cry from what it was just a decade ago.
by THRILLHO
18 Feb 2020 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I doubt they ever would, but I'd really like them to do something with One At&T Plaza. The area is nice but that wall has an unpleasant, imposing effect. A bit of artwork would go a long way. As much of a 'blank slate' that wall is, you would think something as simple as a projector throwing up...
by THRILLHO
17 Feb 2020 20:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I doubt they ever would, but I'd really like them to do something with One At&T Plaza. The area is nice but that wall has an unpleasant, imposing effect. A bit of artwork would go a long way.
by THRILLHO
17 Feb 2020 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

There’s a hint of Vegas in the middle of this project, anchored by the 104-foot-tall by 84-foot-wide “media wall” that Trampel says has a “higher resolution than Times Square.” It won’t be a place for AT&T to air advertisements for phones, however; it will use it as an art piece This is honestl...
by THRILLHO
31 Jan 2020 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 91
Views: 20215

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

All the residential coming to DE is exciting, but i'm looking forward to The Stack the most. It'll make that immediate split between DE and Downtown appear to literally "vanish", similar to the Epic but on a smaller scale. And with that 17-story development in the East Quarter on the way,...
by THRILLHO
24 Jan 2020 20:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7896

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

The existing wall isn't the problem, the problem is the designers effectively putting another wall on the street's other side. There's no reason the other side can't be a vibrant space that invites you to walk down it, this isn't a back alley. The side facing Harwood is also a towering flat surface,...
by THRILLHO
24 Jan 2020 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7896

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

The street interaction is absolutely abysmal for something facing Dallas's best park space, just WOW. The overall aesthetic is fine, but this looks like it would be a colossal mistake and such a waste... is it too late to go back to the drawing board? If this was the aesthetic they're going for, at ...
by THRILLHO
22 Jan 2020 13:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 7664

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Every time I drive by, it does not appear to be full. It looks especially strange being that it is a two-story area, so there's lots of temporary covering with two-dimensional greenery on it. It really does look strange. They probably should have held off on the second floors until they knew they c...
by THRILLHO
22 Jan 2020 12:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 7664

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Did they ever even manage to fill up that outdoor area? Last time I went, which was not long ago, there were still lots of facades on the structures.
by THRILLHO
20 Jan 2020 12:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73739

Re: I-345

Tucy wrote:Of the freeways circling downtown, it seems like the strongest candidate for removal would have been the WR.

Would love to see that tunnel filled with dirt and have Klyde Warren extended, gently sloping down that entire distance and ending just a short hop and a skip away from the trinity.
by THRILLHO
14 Jan 2020 18:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The sky bridge is just so. dang. ugly.
by THRILLHO
12 Dec 2019 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 39681

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

It sure does look like 2010s Dallas, for better and for worse. Reminds me a lot of what's gone up in Legacy.

This rendering is particularly optimistic with already putting an additional high rise on the other side of the portal.
by THRILLHO
12 Dec 2019 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 39681

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

You can see the rendering includes the Dart D2 underground portal in front of the property.
by THRILLHO
07 Dec 2019 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Does anyone know what this is?
by THRILLHO
04 Dec 2019 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Every time I see this place I almost can't get over how much of an eyesore that skybridge is. :lol: It's slanted, doesn't match the aesthetic of its buildings, and is laughably high off the ground.
Fortunately the view facing the Adolphus will be much better.
by THRILLHO
04 Dec 2019 14:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 230
Views: 89316

Re: DFW Airport

DFW is looking into the future of retail/restaurants on the non-secured side of terminals there. Apparently the spots on the secured side are performing much better than those located before the security checkpoints. https://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/aviation/article238014924.html I'm sur...
by THRILLHO
02 Dec 2019 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Wow! Yeah, I can't imagine the fences coming down any later than a week from now if they went through the effort of putting a tree up. I'm guessing nothing is ready to be opened, but it should be pleasant to stroll through.
by THRILLHO
20 Nov 2019 17:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 329
Views: 118233

Re: DART D2 Subway

I'm curious to see how the west portal will impact the viability of future development on this parking lot. Doesn't seem very appealing to have a development flanked by a freeway on one side, an exit ramp on another, and this rather lengthy impassable portal on another. I would not be surprised if t...
by THRILLHO
19 Nov 2019 11:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 329
Views: 118233

Re: DART D2 Subway

A shame about the Deep Ellum station, but otherwise all very exciting stuff. Maybe losing the Deep Ellum station would be an incentive for us to get a streetcar line running the length of Main st? Now that I’m thinking about it, I can envision an ART line that connects the Smart/Convention Center/Ci...
by THRILLHO
06 Nov 2019 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 79771

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I am fine with Dallas focusing on good density not height just because a few bros need something to measure up to. The whole space race in highrise height does nothing for making Downtown a safe and stable neighborhood of quality spaces with economic security. We need more infill that brings reside...
by THRILLHO
03 Nov 2019 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 274
Views: 99827

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

August 18th vs November 2nd. I've always been a fan of this little building. It looks nice with the new glass.
by THRILLHO
02 Nov 2019 23:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114626

Re: AT&T Discovery District

August 18th, 2019 vs November 2nd, 2019
by THRILLHO
02 Nov 2019 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 501
Views: 171621

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Yeah, it's nice seeing how the height will compare to its neighboring buildings.
by THRILLHO
31 Oct 2019 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 501
Views: 171621

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

And we still don't have any other rendering? I want to see this thing at street level.
by THRILLHO
16 Oct 2019 17:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 128
Views: 44641

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Cbdallas wrote:So may be they just have some parking for catering and staff etc.

If these drawings are still accurate, it looks like they'll squish as many spaces in there as possible with this double-parking situation:
by THRILLHO
16 Oct 2019 15:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 128
Views: 44641

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Oddly if you look at the photo in D magazine it shows a car leaving the building to the street. Not sure where they would even park there they can't go underneath a freeway is down there. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/10/kelcy-warren-gives-20-million-to-klyde-warren-park/ Here is the s...
by THRILLHO
27 Sep 2019 16:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 20
Views: 7657

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Cinemark West Plano is one of the best theaters in DFW. I'm interested in seeing how well this will compete with it.

I can't read the article, but is there anything notable about this chain?
by THRILLHO
09 Sep 2019 15:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154271

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

exelone31 wrote:For those curious, I just did a calculation off a zip line tutorial, and the Dallas-to-Houston zip line would only need to be about 60,000 feet tall. Totally doable!

As good an excuse as any to build a space elevator instead of a HSR station.
by THRILLHO
21 Aug 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 501
Views: 171621

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

A little concerned about this. With the amount of density this development is about to bring to that area, any investment put into 345 should be towards either tearing it down or burying it. This should be seen as a huge incentive to begin that process. Or as a huge confirmation that the project is...

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