willyk wrote:Looks like big video board should be visible part of the way up N Akard toward Main and Elm—will be a beacon that will pull people toward the new plaza.
And maybe all of the new pedestrian activity will enable the Adolfus to do something with the old cowboy bar on Commerce.
For anyone interested in a view of the construction in the AT&T Discovery District. I'm told the first phases will open late this year!
cowboyeagle05 wrote:I am assuming the signature interactive sculpture will come next year as well. The Toyota Holiday Parade is this weekend do we think they wanted to be open for that?
dukemeredith wrote:Also, will Spirit of Communication remain in the lobby? I was hopeful they would bring him outside (where he belongs).
cowboyeagle05 wrote:While we are at it we can call the Vatican and tell them to shut down St Peters Square there is no need we now have AT&T Discovery District. Someone get Venice on the line who needs St. Marks Square; a giant screen, a modest food hall and some new trees will rival them all...
soco wrote:The plaza is open, as is Jackson between Field and Browder. It doesn't appear cars are being allowed on the short section of Jackson between the plaza and Field though.
LBK2013 wrote:soco wrote:The plaza is open, as is Jackson between Field and Browder. It doesn't appear cars are being allowed on the short section of Jackson between the plaza and Field though.
I believe that section will be permanently closed.
DPatel304 wrote:I do definitely miss Big D NYE, and I thought it was a spectacular event for our city.
While I haven't seen these in person yet, I think the Reunion Tower Fireworks are a perfectly fine replacement. Like you said, we are lacking that 'central gathering space', but it looks like this year they are attempting to host something in front of City Hall:
The Discovery District would be great as well, but City Hall seems big enough and they have a good vantage point to the fireworks at the Reunion Tower. It's not even terribly far from the Discovery District, so it's possible they could have stuff going on in both areas.
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