dukemeredith wrote:A building with even half that beauty and prominence would solidify this end of the Arts District.
How so?...If anything I see a risk. Hopefully we avoid the Dallas way of building this skyscraper. All of the major Towers we have suck at the Ground level.
They're fortresses. Hell the BoA doesn't even have a sidewalk. And Fountain place has zero street presence as well. They're travesties up close
and beauties from a far.
And no that's not a compliment! Ugh!
And let's not forget we're talking about Perot here. He isn't exactly a sure fire developer. Hopefully Perot doesn't pull a VP and fail again at creating a pedestrian friendly environment!
Fountain Place has, of course, the fountains. While they aren't currently up and running, they were and will again be an oasis within our paved downtown. And While the lobby of the building itself has no amenities to pedestrians, are the shaded fountains themselves not enough?
Add to those fountains the garage being built with lower-level retail/restaurant, and the AMLI tower soon to start, and this corner just got a lot better. The true travesty around this part of town are the car parks. . .
Regarding my original statement, the architectural significance of this proposed building, by a world-renown architect, further contributes to the "Arts
" District. Presently, FP and the Fairmont aren't considered by laymen to be within the Arts District, though it technically is. FP is the only thing of significance on this end. The proposed building would be another (quite distinctive) architectural piece of art