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Postby Tnexster » 28 Jan 2020 21:36

Great shots, Ross area needs about three more of these. Too bad Spire couldn't pull something together.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 28 Jan 2020 22:47

Well Spire's HQ was in Bryan Tower so I wonder if they have moved or just selling their HQ for the check.
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Postby mrmandalay » 29 Jan 2020 16:39

I can't believe this thing still has 15+ more stories to go. Looking great

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Postby maconahey » 05 Feb 2020 21:16

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Postby clubtokyo » 07 Feb 2020 19:52

Looking good!

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Postby Tnexster » 08 Feb 2020 13:31

So, the bluish color covering the glass appears to be peeling away in many spots.

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Postby Hwulivn » 09 Feb 2020 13:56

To bad Flora Street will never be an active pedestrian oriented corridor. The institutional, monolithic buildings there prevent opportunities for creating an active street front. It will always feel like an underwhelming area.

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Postby rono3849 » 09 Feb 2020 18:04

Hwulivn wrote:To bad Flora Street will never be an active pedestrian oriented corridor. The institutional, monolithic buildings there prevent opportunities for creating an active street front. It will always feel like an underwhelming area.


That's true. The backside of the Belo Mansion does not lend the street to any storefronts for an entire city block on Flora.

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Postby LongonBigD » 09 Feb 2020 20:05

Tnexster wrote:So, the bluish color covering the glass appears to be peeling away in many spots.


That blue is typically a protective coating only.

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Postby rono3849 » 13 Feb 2020 18:22

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The Flora & Olive Tower is moving on rapidly. It looks like the final 15 stories will make quite an impact on the skyline.
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Postby maconahey » 17 Feb 2020 15:17

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Postby Tnexster » 17 Feb 2020 15:39

^Great pic, thanks for posting. What floor are they on at Atelier?

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Postby dallaz » 17 Feb 2020 16:21

^^^It looks like they might have started the setback. So, I’d say around level 25?

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

Postby Warrior2015 » 17 Feb 2020 17:21

Its going to be 41 stories not 39

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Postby Tucy » 18 Feb 2020 13:21

Warrior2015 wrote:Its going to be 41 stories not 39


Not according to the documents they have filed with the City of Dallas and the FAA.

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Postby Tnexster » 18 Feb 2020 17:45

dallaz wrote:^^^It looks like they might have started the setback. So, I’d say around level 25?


Cool, so they have a ways to go before they get to 39...or 40 or 41.

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Postby maconahey » 28 Feb 2020 14:40

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Postby Tnexster » 28 Feb 2020 17:31

Nice picture, looks like they are on 25?

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Postby THRILLHO » 01 Mar 2020 20:42

Pics from today, including a view from Carpenter Plaza/Park.
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Postby CTroyMathis » 03 Mar 2020 05:01

Great photos up there.

Here's another random one from early last week walking on Harwood:

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Postby rono3849 » 14 Mar 2020 22:22

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Flora & Olive Tower continues to rise at a rapid pace. They are now under 15 stories until they top out on the high rise.
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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 Mar 2020 22:35

This one is finally starting to peek through. Nice infill.

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Postby rono3849 » 18 Mar 2020 08:16

I've heard that city officials are shutting down construction sites Downtown due to the size of the construction teams. Too many workers. Does anyone know if this is true?

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Postby Kelley USA » 18 Mar 2020 09:13

rono3849 wrote:I've heard that city officials are shutting down construction sites Downtown due to the size of the construction teams. Too many workers. Does anyone know if this is true?


I wouldn't believe this to be true, but you never know. I have a buddy that works for an electrical company on big projects. They haven't heard anything. He said that for the most part workers are pretty scattered on the job site. I would bet that people are probably closer together in all these DT offices than the construction workers are on a job site. But I guess anything is possible!

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Postby Jay9398 » 18 Mar 2020 10:58

There are workers active at this site and at the 1401 Elm building. I'm not saying the city won't do something, but they haven't even shut down City Hall yet.

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Postby willyk » 19 Mar 2020 23:59

They are doing it in Boston.

CONSTRUCTION SHUTDOWN

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is shutting down construction sites across the city.

Beginning Tuesday, he said, sites will have only enough staff to make secure them. Emergency repairs such as utility hook-ups and street repairs will be allowed.


https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states ... e-to-virus

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Postby rono3849 » 20 Mar 2020 15:56

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The site is currently active as of 3.20.20 Workers are all over the building.
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Postby lakewoodhobo » 21 Mar 2020 11:01

I wonder if this crisis will leave us with half-completed towers like the last one did. Anyone remember the Stoneleigh condos?

There were several in Austin after the dot-com bust.

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Postby rono3849 » 21 Mar 2020 13:42

lakewoodhobo wrote:I wonder if this crisis will leave us with half-completed towers like the last one did. Anyone remember the Stoneleigh condos?

There were several in Austin after the dot-com bust.


It wouldn't surprise me, but if the money has already been committed, they'll probably finish them. I doubt if they fill up though.

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Postby mrmandalay » 23 Mar 2020 01:09

Dallas had one hell of a cycle

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Postby eburress » 23 Mar 2020 09:02

rono3849 wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:I wonder if this crisis will leave us with half-completed towers like the last one did. Anyone remember the Stoneleigh condos?

There were several in Austin after the dot-com bust.


It wouldn't surprise me, but if the money has already been committed, they'll probably finish them. I doubt if they fill up though.

I guess it partly depends what prices do during the pandemic, how long it lasts, and the state we're in once it's "over."

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Postby muncien » 23 Mar 2020 10:01

I'm curious how many employers are going to ask themselves why they have so much office space when so many people can effectively work from home. I realize it may not be going perfectly, but its def working well for many.
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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Mar 2020 10:16

The biggest problem is apartment leasing staff are still working cause they are considered essential jobs but movers are closed down.
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Postby eburress » 23 Mar 2020 11:07

muncien wrote:I'm curious how many employers are going to ask themselves why they have so much office space when so many people can effectively work from home. I realize it may not be going perfectly, but its def working well for many.

I feel like this was a question companies were already asking, and now it's been answered. I see a lot more office-to-residential conversions in our future.

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Postby The_Overdog » 23 Mar 2020 11:12

I feel like this was a question companies were already asking, and now it's been answered. I see a lot more office-to-residential conversions in our future.


My opinion: most companies did this pretty grudgingly, and f they are considering distributed workforces, then wider distribution than just major US cities (ie: additional outsourcing and job consolidation) is the long term planning thought, at least moreso than 'hey we don't really need office space'.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 23 Mar 2020 13:51

Well, the spread of coworking has established some places that could allow this kind of flexibility. The problem is there is still lots of value in having teams in the same area. Not all departments can work remotely and lots of companies lately have appeared to make a serious effort to push offices together that were previously distributed to improve collaboration.

Even DISD had a study tell them to combine offices under one roof so that's why they sold their old HQ and bought a bigger building to bring IT and other DISD offices into the same space. I'm sure cost was also related to this move. Should they have eliminated those offices altogether and just bought everyone coworking memberships or told people to go work from home?
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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 23 Mar 2020 20:21

muncien wrote:I'm curious how many employers are going to ask themselves why they have so much office space when so many people can effectively work from home. I realize it may not be going perfectly, but its def working well for many.


I actually like Working in person.. there's always that one guy who doesn't reply to ur emails ... It's nice to go over there and confront them face to face.

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Postby dfwcre8tive » 27 Mar 2020 16:47

eburress wrote:
muncien wrote:I'm curious how many employers are going to ask themselves why they have so much office space when so many people can effectively work from home. I realize it may not be going perfectly, but its def working well for many.

I feel like this was a question companies were already asking, and now it's been answered. I see a lot more office-to-residential conversions in our future.


Yes; it has been shifting in this direction for a while. Many new tech client projects (especially in cities where real estate is expensive) are shifting to the hoteling mentality -- there are fewer desks provided than number of employees and all desks are open seating. Employees are encouraged to work a few days at home (or from another office) and can store their personal items in a locker when they come into the office for special meetings or functions. Offices also have more "flex seating" options -- lounges or kitchenettes with power/work surfaces, phone booths for meetings, etc.

Even over the past two weeks in San Francisco we're hearing word of cancelled/delayed expansions and reduction of work space as some employees may never return to a physical office (employers have given them money to set up a personal home office). People will develop new working habits and routines if this continues for months. It saves the company money, eliminates commute time, and allows people to work the schedule that best fits their lifestyle.

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Postby eburress » 28 Mar 2020 10:53

That's happening here in DFW too. One of my local clients has a few dedicated offices and cubes but the remaining ~75% are for employees and vendors who happen to be in the office at any given time. I actually share a cube with former Cowboy Emmitt Smith since we're both rarely in that office.

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Postby rono3849 » 28 Mar 2020 12:34

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The Flora & Olive Tower continues to rise during the lockdown. It's impact on the skyline is impressive with only 10 more stories to go. :)
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Postby Warrior2015 » 28 Mar 2020 15:27

rono3849 wrote:olive.1.jpgolive.2.jpgolive.3.jpg

The Flora & Olive Tower continues to rise during the lockdown. It's impact on the skyline is impressive with only 10 more stories to go. :)


This is one very wide building!

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Postby eburress » 29 Mar 2020 09:46

Thanks for posting, rono! That first photo shows the broad gap F&O is filling. There's not a lot to be happy about these days but this building and its continued progress, for me, is definitely one of them.

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Postby rono3849 » 11 Apr 2020 16:11

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While work appears to have slowed, the tower continues to rise with only 9 more floors remaining to be added.
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Postby eburress » 11 Apr 2020 17:56

So happy to see this one continue to rise! This will be pretty with those 9 additional floors!

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Postby Warrior2015 » 22 Apr 2020 16:14

eburress wrote:So happy to see this one continue to rise! This will be pretty with those 9 additional floors!


From today 4/22/2020
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Postby LongonBigD » 22 Apr 2020 16:48

This angle of the photo makes me wonder how much longer the Belo Mansion will survive. The mansion itself might be historic, but all that stucco add-on was done in the 1980’s and wouldn’t be missed.

How about a Mix of new and just the mansion ala The Epic just down the way?

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Postby tamtagon » 22 Apr 2020 17:10

^Belo mansion should be morphed into a museum of modern art.

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Postby R1070 » 22 Apr 2020 20:40

Yes, we need a great modern art museum in the district.

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Postby Warrior2015 » 22 Apr 2020 21:27

There were alot of workers here on site today.

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Postby clcrash19 » 22 Apr 2020 22:35

This tower is starting to make a big impact when you drive down 75 and circle woodall rogers.


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