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

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

Postby texasstar » 01 Dec 2020 08:28

Tnexster wrote:What exactly is "affordable"?


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

Postby Tucy » 01 Dec 2020 10:01

As to the affordable factor, the Downtown Connection TIF District, which supported this project, required 83 percent of the units be dwellings for artists earning incomes of 50 percent and 60 percent of the Dallas Area Median Income.


https://dallas.towers.net/2017/03/22/cr ... eet-lofts/

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

Postby OrangeMike » 01 Dec 2020 12:10

Tucy wrote:As to the affordable factor, the Downtown Connection TIF District, which supported this project, required 83 percent of the units be dwellings for artists earning incomes of 50 percent and 60 percent of the Dallas Area Median Income.


https://dallas.towers.net/2017/03/22/cr ... eet-lofts/


Just to clarify with another quote from that article, that percentage is referring to the units wrapped around the above-ground parking. The Atelier highrise portion is all market rates.

Flora Street Lofts is to be comprised of 52 units of which 43 will be an affordable rates.

The artists’ lofts will be in a five-level podium structure, part of which will also be a parking garage for 522 vehicles.

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

Postby rono3849 » 06 Dec 2020 12:14

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

Postby rono3849 » 14 Jan 2021 22:43

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

Postby Roman_Patrick » 15 Jan 2021 13:30

I love this tower! I think its such a great addition to Dallas, I do wish the exterior was more beige than white.. but i love it

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

Postby Cbdallas » 15 Jan 2021 14:35

I am looking forward to the day when all of the street level retail restaurant is fully leased up on all of these buildings both downtown and across the park in Uptown. There is so much empty space at the street level in these developments. I am glad it is here and brings people living in that area.

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

Postby R1070 » 15 Jan 2021 18:13

I like the white color. There’s so much beige and brown and concrete around KWP. This is a good contrast.

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

Postby quixomniac » 15 Jan 2021 19:16

Does anyone know if this tower helps, hurts, or does nothing in regards to the Museum Tower reflection issue and the Nasher?

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

Postby rono3849 » 15 Jan 2021 19:35

quixomniac wrote: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 harm to the Nasher whatsoever.

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

Postby LongonBigD » 15 Jan 2021 22:30

rono3849 wrote:
quixomniac wrote: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 harm to the Nasher whatsoever.


I thought I read that the angle was there to lessen the southern view blockage of MT, but what you said makes sense too.

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

Postby quixomniac » 16 Jan 2021 13:15

Hmm. I thought it was angled because of the shape of the land plot
and the highway ramp that is encircling museum tower.

But i didnt so much mean does Flora/Oliver Tower reflect onto Nasher.
Rather, does it help reduce the glare of Museum Tower by casting a shadow?
I suppose nothing will do that
unless they build a really tower on the opposite side of Nasher facing Museum Tower.
Or maybe its now a moot point, since we haven't heard much from Nasher,
Other than they aren't displaying pieces in places that could be damaged by the sun.

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

Postby I45Tex » 16 Jan 2021 17:05

quixomniac wrote:I suppose nothing will [help reduce the glare of Museum Tower] unless they build a [supertall] tower on the opposite side of Nasher facing Museum Tower.


If they haven't settled out of court yet, they could still strike a deal for the defendants to invest in a second taller tower rather than pay out that same money in damages etc.

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

Postby I45Tex » 16 Jan 2021 17:14

I've designed a skyscraper with the idea for most of it to be a vertical DMA wing, supported on slipform concrete shafts that don't disturb the existing building's shell. Would be exciting from KWP because the circulation patterns of galleries (and plentiful public emergency egress routes) allow for very different massing and articulation of volumes than an office or apartment tower tends to do.

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

Postby maconahey » 18 Jan 2021 22:08

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

Postby Tnexster » 19 Jan 2021 10:20

^Killer pics

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

Postby texasstar » 20 Jan 2021 09:00

Agreed, those are nice!

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Postby dalbert » 04 Mar 2021 22:15

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