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by rono3849
15 Jan 2021 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 513
Views: 251544

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

Does anyone know if this tower helps, hurts, or does nothing in regards to the Museum Tower reflection issue and the Nasher? If you look at the position of the tower, you can see that it's at an angle. The developers purposely did this to prevent any reflection on the Nasher Collection. It does no ...
by rono3849
14 Jan 2021 23:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 75220

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

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The Victor has about six more weeks of work on its façade & the construction should be wrapped up on the tower. Each side of the tower has a unique aspect.
by rono3849
14 Jan 2021 22:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 513
Views: 251544

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

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The Flora & Olive Tower has very few floors left for completion. I understand they are now leasing lower units on lower floors.
by rono3849
13 Jan 2021 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 776
Views: 379223

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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I guess there's a snowball's chance that this development will ever be built, especially in the wake the announcement of the Hunt buildings in Victory Park.
by rono3849
13 Jan 2021 09:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 776
Views: 379223

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dallas Gypsy wrote:Leave it to these developers to turn potential into a dud. Stucco trashitecture will look like ghetto slums in twenty years.


Looks like they've already accomplished that. Hideous.
by rono3849
12 Jan 2021 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 189
Views: 99357

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Oh boy Dallas. Another glass box. Very original.... Why does Harwood even bother with their pretense of interesting renderings and images that make it seem that they could actually create something beautiful when it always turns into this crap? And that next one they are working on, 'the tallest in...
by rono3849
11 Jan 2021 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 610
Views: 295403

Re: Oak Lawn

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Hope something happens soon to this building. Frankly, it's an eyesore & looks like something you'd see in Newark or Detroit. How embarrassing for the city to see a decaying building in such a prominent location. If their deal falls through, this thing needs to be demolished.
by rono3849
11 Jan 2021 18:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 36
Views: 11851

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

So everybody left and now those spots are for lease? Scratch one more announced hotel off the list. Once again, the hotel/travel industry is in total meltdown. I suspect they have decided to put their hands in their collective pockets. This is the second victim of Candy's Dirt's vendetta on hotels ...
by rono3849
11 Jan 2021 18:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 36
Views: 11851

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

So everybody left and now those spots are for lease? Scratch one more announced hotel off the list. Once again, the hotel/travel industry is in total meltdown. I suspect they have decided to put their hands in their collective pockets. This is the second victim of Candy's Dirt's vendetta on hotels ...
by rono3849
11 Jan 2021 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 36
Views: 11851

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

So everybody left and now those spots are for lease? Scratch one more announced hotel off the list. Once again, the hotel/travel industry is in total meltdown. I suspect they have decided to put their hands in their collective pockets. This is the second victim of Candy's Dirt vendetta on hotels wi...
by rono3849
10 Jan 2021 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 190
Views: 103567

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

They could have done a lot with the land by now just by promoting a future store with a "farmers market" in the parking lot or bring in a artist to do something cool. Its just sad when developers/companies have no creative ideas for how to liven up a site that's in a prime area. Hell they...
by rono3849
10 Jan 2021 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 189
Views: 99357

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

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Wow, what truly bland building. It's an unappealing hotel. I still don't understand why an entire side of the tower is all concrete. Frankly, this one is one big ugly fail, IMO.
by rono3849
06 Jan 2021 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 13658

Re: Design District: Urby Dallas I + II (~308 FT | 27 ST)

ajderry2017 wrote:Any word on this from anyone who has been through the area? TDLR says project was supposed to start in October.


I suspect, like most developments that haven't broken ground, they won't proceed until the pandemic has subsided from impacting the economic climate in the country.
by rono3849
05 Jan 2021 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 328
Views: 160327

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tnexster wrote:Hard to tell from the pic but looks like maybe they have six more floors to go?


I counted the floors in both the construction photo & artist's rendering of the building. You are absolutely correct. It appears there are six more floors to go on the larger of the two residential towers.
by rono3849
04 Jan 2021 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 328
Views: 160327

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

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The finished building will certainly add to the area's appeal and bring more foot traffic to the restaurants & stores.
by rono3849
31 Dec 2020 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 69
Views: 23484

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Old.Parkland.1.jpg Old.Parkland.2.jpg old.parkland.3.jpg I don't understand the hate directed at the Old Parkland development. The original buildings were salvaged after years of neglect & ruin. Now the development is lush and an asset to the Oak Lawn area. Dallas tore down most of its older ar...
by rono3849
28 Dec 2020 17:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 55
Views: 22133

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Lemmon Avenue & Oak Lawn Avenue both need to be rejuvenated badly. Let's hope the area sees an upgrade over the next few years. I'll always remember the Esquire Theater in the area fondly. It was tragic when it was torn down. Dallas has a sad history of destroying neighborhood assets too quickly.
by rono3849
26 Dec 2020 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 69
Views: 23484

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

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The clock tower's construction has reached the point where the dome & brick masonry will soon be added, as well as the clock itself. This is a nice addition to the development & area.
by rono3849
25 Dec 2020 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 43
Views: 15262

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Redblock wrote:Well, there a For Sale sign on this lot.


Perhaps this is a blessing. With the hotel/travel industry in a meltdown, Hilton probably decided to cancel the project. It was an ugly building that got worse when they buried the garage.
by rono3849
22 Dec 2020 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 69
Views: 23484

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

:D This project rightfully got blasted by Mark Lamster for being fake urbanism lol Lamster attacked Phillip Johnson's Crescent as well, which is a ridiculous criticism. The Crescent was so successful that it sparked the entire Uptown area. The old Parkland development is an upgrade to an area that ...
by rono3849
20 Dec 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 8607

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

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Progress on the Novel Turtle Creek Tower is extensive. It appears this is already standing at 10 floors. This one will have terrific views of the city.
by rono3849
17 Dec 2020 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Novel Turtle Creek
Replies: 34
Views: 8607

Re: Novel Turtle Creek

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Tnexster wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if this somehow gets squashed down 3-5 floors.


Apparently, this beauty is happening very quickly. Great views of the city. I suspect this one will be a major hit.
by rono3849
15 Dec 2020 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 604
Views: 270967

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

epic.complete.jpg D Magazine has an article the implies Uber is refocusing their company on a different set of revenue sources & will scale back their operations impacting their plans to expand here in Dallas. How this impacts the Epic development is a subject of their speculation. Personally, ...
by rono3849
14 Dec 2020 17:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 83014

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

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I believe this is the original rendition. Will this continue to be what the tower will look like?
by rono3849
14 Dec 2020 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 99001

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

This entire project is shut down. They have no workers on site & there hasn't been any work done there in weeks, if not months. My guess is they have run out of money.
by rono3849
11 Dec 2020 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 350
Views: 193257

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

Interesting change, seems very positive! More residential and retail seems like a nice addition in this part of downtown. Maybe East Quarter helped spur the change? I agree that the East Quarter's expansion impacted this development, plus they are adding another park to the area, which will complem...
by rono3849
06 Dec 2020 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 75220

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

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Interesting to see how The Victor looks in reality vs an earlier artist's rendition.
by rono3849
06 Dec 2020 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 513
Views: 251544

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

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The Flora & Olive Tower's major construction has just about been completed. It's spot on the skyline complements the cluster of Arts' District buildings. I believe some of the apartments in the lower levels are about ready to lease.
by rono3849
06 Dec 2020 03:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 75220

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

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The Victor appears to be in the final stages of construction with some of the top floors and facade needing some additional work to finish the building.
by rono3849
06 Dec 2020 00:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 350
Views: 193257

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

https://i.imgur.com/MRSbpfx.jpg Still looks the same, unfortunately, so I suppose it's safe to assume this project is still in limbo? From the looks of it, I'd say it is a non-starter. Let's see how the East Quarter development does once it's finished. That area of Downtown can be a tough spot in t...
by rono3849
01 Dec 2020 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 99001

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Amazon keeps adding to the workforce they have at the Galleria, too. Maybe that'll be the one that helps Midtown gain some traction. There are plans to expand by adding both high-rise condominiums & office space to the Galleria, as retail will continue to contract in the coming years. Nordstrom...
by rono3849
30 Nov 2020 18:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 124
Views: 66002

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

R1070 wrote:Neighborhood was too picky and the developer probably wasted too much money trying to redesign it, etc.


I don't understand NIMBY mentality. They Uptown area is vibrant, yet these groups try to block unique developments like the Dream Hotel. Now it's an ugly empty lot. Dumb.
by rono3849
28 Nov 2020 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 227
Views: 99001

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I live not far from the site and I can tell you that the Heritage Park site has been abandoned. It is a big pile of dirt where the old Sears store was. Nothing is going on on-site. This is a huge boondoggle that will sit there for quite awhile. The section 8 apartments just north of the site don't h...
by rono3849
26 Nov 2020 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 504
Views: 266621

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

clcrash19 wrote:Looks amazing, wish it would happen, but keeps getting delayed.


Until the COVID-19 chill on the hotel/travel industry is over, I'd expect this project to be on hold. It's the only prudent thing to do.
by rono3849
23 Nov 2020 17:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 17881

Re: Preston Center

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Is this in Dallas or University Park? I'm sure the NIMBY's will be out there with their torches & pitchforks to stop this in its tracks. Frankly, they are beyond plain vanilla.
by rono3849
22 Nov 2020 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 130
Views: 46103

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

cowboyeagle05 wrote:This looks like a movie set when its so one sided.


Good analogy.
by rono3849
22 Nov 2020 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 130
Views: 46103

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Topped off. Also, it appears that they're only putting the fake brickwork on two or three sides of the parking garage. The south side is plain old concrete. Another FU to the neighborhood. Can't tell yet what their going to do with the west side, but I'm not optimistic since they haven't shown any ...
by rono3849
20 Nov 2020 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 25100

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

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. The greenery on multi-levels is relatively new for Dallas, so it's better than the Kleen...
by rono3849
19 Nov 2020 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 25100

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

dd_dweller wrote:The more I see this design, I dislike the base of the tower more and more. For such a prominent spot, you’d think it would be more welcoming. It looks so crammed in this spot.


That's a smart observation. I reminds me of something you might see in Midtown Manhattan. Forced green space on a sidewalk.
by rono3849
18 Nov 2020 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 25100

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

This project has totally gone off radar & has been overshadowed by the most recent announcements in Victory Park & Uptown. Should be interesting if this one ever gets going.
by rono3849
11 Nov 2020 16:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 5644

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

How does Oak Lawn have anything to do with this development? Frankly, that's an over reach IMO. If I live to see these buildings finished on Dallas' skyline, I'll be happy & surprised. Who knows what will happen over 20 years time? Field.Street.Development.Night.jpg field.street.Development.sky....
by rono3849
06 Nov 2020 20:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14 (388 FT / 27 ST)
Replies: 54
Views: 11169

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

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Like the Perot Museum, this tower reminds me of a Borg spaceship from Star Trek Next Generation. :shock:
by rono3849
06 Nov 2020 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 5644

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

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Will this break ground in the next two years or is it just a pretty pipe dream?
by rono3849
01 Nov 2020 20:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 513
Views: 251544

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

Tnexster wrote:
RodB wrote:The Museum Tower at 42 stories, dwarfs this building at 39 stories.


A single Museum floor is like two F&O floors.


The Flora & Olive Tower, which is 39 stories, is about the same height as the Hall Arts Residences Tower, which is 30 stories.
by rono3849
30 Oct 2020 19:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]
Replies: 58
Views: 5644

Re: Uptown Dallas - Field Street Development [North End Apartments Site]

zblevinz555 wrote:Oh my god I jus saw this. But 15-20 years?
Come on lol I’ll be 50 by then


I'll be dead by then. :shock:
by rono3849
27 Oct 2020 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 75733

Re: Dallas Smart District

newpark.twr.jpg Another view of the proposed Newpark Tower #1, which is now being discussed as a real development that is hoped to break ground in 2021. I think both the housing & hotel portions of the development have good prospects due to its proximity to City Hall. I could also see the offic...
by rono3849
26 Oct 2020 23:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 75733

Re: Dallas Smart District

maconahey wrote:Obviously anything is better than nothing, but this reminds me way too much of the W Hotel in Victory Park...


We can only hope this area could be half as successful as Victory Park. There's a lot of open land South of City Hall, so sky's the limit.
by rono3849
26 Oct 2020 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 75733

Re: Dallas Smart District

Newpark.Tower.jpg This is the rendering of Newpark Tower #1 that has been discussed. Dallas Morning News says construction on this tower will hopefully start in 2021. I guess I was wrong about this development's future. The South side of Downtown, coupled with the East Quarter 24 Building, could se...
by rono3849
21 Oct 2020 17:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 189
Views: 99357

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

https://harwoodinternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Harwood-Hotel_No12-web2.jpg Man... How we've gotten from this ^ to this v is hard to fathom. https://i.postimg.cc/FsqjLPqg/20201020-204347.jpg These two buildings have totally different facades. One is white, the other is dark glass. I'd l...
by rono3849
21 Oct 2020 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 189
Views: 99357

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I find the fact that most of the South side of the hotel is blocked with no rooms. The loss of rooms & potential upgrades of views of Downtown Dallas is astounding. Frankly, I don't get it. Also, it's now a dark glass building, which is nothing like it was supposed to be according to the renderi...

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