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by THRILLHO
05 Mar 2021 12:41
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 271
Views: 145990

Re: DFW Airport

"DFW Airport plans to renovate one of its original terminals while new sixth terminal is on hold" - Dallas Morning News The airport board of directors approved a $75 million design management project Thursday that will kickstart upgrades on Terminal C, the 28-gate terminal that is one of t...
by THRILLHO
04 Mar 2021 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

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Both towers are sitting on what are currently empty lots.
by THRILLHO
23 Feb 2021 14:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 436
Views: 214727

Re: DFW Economy

Plano residents striking down the Plano Tomorrow plan will stand as one of the worst planning decisions that city has ever made and will impact the entire region for years to come.
by THRILLHO
05 Feb 2021 12:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 66574

Re: Fair Park

"At Dallas’s Hall of State, a Return to Majesty" - https://www.metropolismag.com/architecture/cultural-architecture/dallas-hall-of-state-restoration/pic/106491/ Restoration finished up last month. The pictures here are incredible looking, and I had no idea they were adding a wheelchair ram...
by THRILLHO
04 Feb 2021 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1075
Views: 475874

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I assume if they had came to Dallas they would have gone with a completely different design, but can you just imagine this building at any of the proposed Dallas sites? Gaudiness has no problem finding a home here in Dallas, but this looks ridiculous even for us. Truly one of the goofiest looking bu...
by THRILLHO
03 Feb 2021 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1075
Views: 475874

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm not the only one seeing a poop emoji right
by THRILLHO
02 Feb 2021 17:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 164385

Re: Trinity River Park

It's too bad the mix master keeps the Trinity from being fully interwoven with Dallas' urban fabric.

This news does make me optimistic for the project overall though.
by THRILLHO
19 Jan 2021 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The difference really is night and day.
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by THRILLHO
19 Jan 2021 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 99
Views: 44620

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Thanks for the great pics! Five more floors to go. This is one of my favorite projects in the works right now.
by THRILLHO
13 Jan 2021 12:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Carrollton Area Development
Replies: 4
Views: 2703

Re: Carrollton Area Development

Trinity Mills Station Developers hope to break ground in mid 2021 on the first phase of a 25-acre transit oriented development in Carrollton. ... The first office building is set for a 2022 delivery. Commercial property firm JLL is marketing the property to tenants. Carrollton office project would ...
by THRILLHO
13 Jan 2021 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 133
Views: 47811

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

It has a northwest vibe to it, and Dallas is starved of variety so I dig it.
by THRILLHO
12 Jan 2021 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 351
Views: 201034

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Thanks for sharing, DPatel304. Here are the renderings within the file: 111a (2).JPG 111d (2).JPG 111c (2).JPG 111b (2).JPG And for comparison to the old rendering: I believe the final approved design is the one that took a slightly more mid-century look: https://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads...
by THRILLHO
11 Jan 2021 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 79511

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

Maybe the first time I've ever liked a parking structure significantly more than the tower sitting on top of it.
by THRILLHO
11 Jan 2021 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 162
Views: 70103

Re: The Link at Uptown

Only three more floors to go, it looks like.
by THRILLHO
07 Jan 2021 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I hadn't seen this one either.
https://vimeo.com/458206972
by THRILLHO
06 Jan 2021 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thanks for the pictures kingpin. I appreciate that this building creates a visual bookend for that back section of the discovery district. Adds a degree of pedestrian coziness and mitigates the canyon effect that a lot of downtown has due to the street layout.
by THRILLHO
04 Jan 2021 16:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 113
Views: 54059

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I am genuinely gobsmacked to see that elevated portion. What on earth were they trying to do that couldn't have been done with a painted white line that has no risk of tripping anyone or sending a bike flying.
by THRILLHO
21 Dec 2020 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 99
Views: 44620

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

This one is gaining height fast now. Roughly a floor added every week this month.
by THRILLHO
17 Dec 2020 14:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 84
Views: 18980

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

Did they ever fill up the Sears building at Stonebriar? It's been a while since I've been there and I remember that was closing.
by THRILLHO
14 Dec 2020 14:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 84
Views: 18980

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

"Catch a movie at the new Cinépolis in West Plano? Don’t bother. It’s now an empty shell" - Dallas Morning News Lease has been terminated, construction equipment pulled out, and an already struggling mall is saddled with a massive amount of new empty space. Also, this DMN article shows tha...
by THRILLHO
14 Dec 2020 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 241
Views: 105077

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Look at any of the world's successful public transportation systems and not one of them would be better served with an on-demand network of individual vehicles. DFW will only become more dense, and planning for that density with anything other than frequent train/street-car/bus service is just messi...
by THRILLHO
10 Dec 2020 12:06
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Texas Theatre
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Texas Theatre

This is getting a major redo to create a second screen. Expected to be finished by late spring or early summer 2021. The second-floor space has sat unused for decades. It’s currently empty, save for some concrete steps. But with the help of a soundproof wall, adjustments to the slope of the floor an...
by THRILLHO
07 Dec 2020 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

And with four major parks to soon all be within a few minutes walk of each other, I can't imagine any of the surface parking lots around here survive the decade. This could become the place to live downtown.
by THRILLHO
07 Dec 2020 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

KDC's webcam for the new Uber tower also has a good view of the Loco Meletio site and the East Quarter neighborhood: https://app.oxblue.com/open/kdc/EpicII https://i.postimg.cc/CMcBVVw6/Capture.jpg eq6.jpg It's incredible how much this one project is changing the feel of this sleepy part of the cor...
by THRILLHO
03 Dec 2020 16:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 171
Views: 75136

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I would think Fair Park would still remain the bigger fountain. And some of the Fair Park fountain jets can already reach almost 100 feet--presumably the center jets seen at the end of that video. The record being broken here in the eye-catching DMN headline is really just for being the tallest foun...
by THRILLHO
03 Dec 2020 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 512
Views: 278825

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I assumed that it would be done in phases and that the residential tower wouldn't even begin until the hotel is completed. I don't know if I read that anywhere, but that has been my assumption all along. Glad to see the hotel portion moving forward though! I suppose if the current pace is any indic...
by THRILLHO
03 Dec 2020 12:38
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 171
Views: 75136

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Every evening, the fountain will come alive with an hourly aquatic “fireworks” display of soaring water that’s lit by a kaleidoscope of colors and dancing to soundtracks — a show that will be visible for miles . I'm VERY curious to see how true this ends up being in reality. This seems very interes...
by THRILLHO
02 Dec 2020 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 512
Views: 278825

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I don’t think these renderings have been posted. https://www.sammoongroup.com/jw-marriott-dallas 20002.jpeg Has there been any word on the status of the other (residential?) tower? I only ever see the rendering that leaves it out being used in articles. It would be nice to know if it's still in the...
by THRILLHO
01 Dec 2020 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 361
Views: 183510

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Looking back at the past couple decades can it be argued that any year has ever been lower than the one before it in terms of pedestrian traffic? I feel it has only become busier over time. Slowly, for sure, but steadily nonetheless. Walking around Dallas today is a far cry from how I remember it in...
by THRILLHO
24 Nov 2020 15:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 164385

Re: Trinity River Park

I was just there Saturday! Walking the trail really reaffirmed my desire to rewild the river. Past the statues and past the pond, the trail should be lush with natural plant life. Instead it just feels like a neglected soccer field. I was thinking the park could really benefit from a viewing outlook...
by THRILLHO
24 Nov 2020 12:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 194362

Re: DART D2 Subway

Also, the pegasus plaza entrance seems scaled down in the video compared to old concept art. I'm indifferent on that but did notice it.
by THRILLHO
24 Nov 2020 12:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 405
Views: 194362

Re: DART D2 Subway

d2c.jpg d2b.jpg d2a.jpg It's a (conceptual?) rendering, I know, but these spots look very, very bland. I don't envy the designers who are likely doing the best they can under very tight monetary constraints. Even painting murals along all the walls wouldn't save it from how dystopian the pure box-c...
by THRILLHO
24 Nov 2020 10:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1152
Views: 541486

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

7. The lots on the canal off the service road are both slated for hotels. In fact, council just approved one within the past 2 weeks. One lot is scheduled for a 6 story Hotel Indigo. Wow, those lonesome pedestrian bridges without sidewalk access might actually experience getting walked on after 30 ...
by THRILLHO
20 Nov 2020 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 95
Views: 27112

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

joshua.dodd wrote:I have glass fatigue at this point.

I'm here too. 30+ years of glass walls dominating american architecture and I'm worn out. This particular project is among the most boring looking of the ones on the horizon.
by THRILLHO
05 Oct 2020 12:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 448
Views: 236627

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The exit of the skybridge to the convention center station would be the same walking distance as from the exit of the north end of DFW's Terminal A to the airport DART station. It's not ideal of course, but I think because most people will view this thing as an airport of sorts, the psychological hu...
by THRILLHO
04 Oct 2020 14:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Stadium redevelopment
Replies: 12
Views: 8447

Re: Texas Stadium redevelopment

This bridge between nothingness has been coming along over the summer.

It looks really silly in person, like it's a model-train sized bridge. It's trying to capture the grandeur of larger bridges, but its small size makes it look like a toy.
by THRILLHO
04 Oct 2020 14:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 448
Views: 236627

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

So does Houston have a plan to provide a connection the their light rail system or will you just come out of the station and have to take uber or a car to get into the urban core of the city? On that note, do we have a plan here in Dallas to provide a connection to DART? The old conceptual renderin...
by THRILLHO
18 Sep 2020 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 131
Views: 49232

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Once they finish this floor they're working on the project will have topped off.
Driving into town along 30, this building really makes the core visually stretch further east.
by THRILLHO
31 Aug 2020 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 353
Views: 169407

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Looks like they have one more floor to add to the base/podium.
by THRILLHO
21 Aug 2020 10:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 385
Views: 164385

Re: Trinity River Park

I like the sketch. I can see the potential there, and it embodies a philosophy any future development near the Trinity should have: wide open pedestrian access to the levee. A line of developments with a similar element (and no silly roadway standing in the way) would be great. Just re-wild the Trin...
by THRILLHO
19 Aug 2020 13:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 35343

Re: DFW in the Media

On the flipside, the game actually does have the photogrammetry data for Fort Worth and it looks absolutely gorgeous. This should give you an idea of how incredible Dallas could look when it gets updated in the game.
by THRILLHO
19 Aug 2020 13:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 35343

Re: DFW in the Media

The newest Microsoft Flight Simulator released a couple days ago. The game utilizes Bing satellite data to generate the globe along with an AI that interprets that data to create its best estimate as to what buildings/roads/landscapes look like. The game also utilizes Bing photogrammetry data for pa...
by THRILLHO
13 Aug 2020 14:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 80
Views: 35343

Re: DFW in the Media

I finished S2 of The Umbrella Academy and it was a lot of fun! It's silly superhero shenanigans, so if that's not your glass of sweet tea here are a couple of the notable Dallas establishing shots. No spoilers here I promise, the first screenshot is from the first five minutes of the season. You can...
by THRILLHO
13 Aug 2020 13:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 133
Views: 66574

Re: Fair Park

by THRILLHO
12 Aug 2020 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 80170

Re: Dallas Smart District

Looks like all the videos have been taken down.
by THRILLHO
12 Aug 2020 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 517
Views: 263089

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

I actually really like the White and the blue glass windows. It looks "fresh" and vibrant to me. We see a lot of the darker bricks being used all around the CBD, so I kind of like the variety. I agree. It has a Miami feel to it, which I understand is not to everyone's liking but it does a...
by THRILLHO
11 Aug 2020 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 630
Views: 326327

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

texasstar wrote:The thing I'm looking forward to the most, is the new Observation Deck!

I had no idea we were getting an observation deck! Is that confirmed?

I've always wished for Dallas to have more of these and am bummed that I never got to visit the Chase tower sky lobby when it was open.
by THRILLHO
10 Aug 2020 17:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 489596

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

Absolutely terrifying looking, WOW. Very neat crane set-up though.
by THRILLHO
10 Aug 2020 16:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 80170

Re: Dallas Smart District

As much as I'd like to see this work, I just don't think it's possible. It's basically disconnected from the rest of the Downtown area & the South side of Downtown has no draw to want to be there. City Hall can't pull in folks & of what I've seen of AT&T's District, that won't do it eit...

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