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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:03 AM
Here are some pictures to showcase the best of Dallas: one of my favorite cities. These will include the downtown area as well as the metro from various sources such a as Google, Bing, and Skyscraper City. I will include details and captions for some and will post current pictures and proposed/future projects.

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Here are some random projects:

Museum Tower- 42 story 562 ft. tall... has already been completed but here are some when it was under construction
http://www.museumtowerdallas.com/libraries/images/galleries/mt-southeast-day-v04.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8556-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8544-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8563-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8567-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8702-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8705-edit.jpg

Parkland Hospital
http://newhospital.utsouthwestern.edu/NUH-slices/home_img/lgimage3.jpg
http://newparkland.parklandhospital.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/exrenderings/dart-rail-view-LG.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8548-edit.jpg
http://dallasmetropolis.com/urbantemps/dfw/IMG_8553-edit.jpg
Hall Arts Tower
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/HallArtsCenter.jpg
The winner of the extremely exciting Re:Vision Dallas competition to create a completely sustainable community on a run-down city block in downtown Dallas was just announced yesterday – and it’s incredible! “Fowarding Dallas,” submitted by Portuguese-based architectural firms Atelier Data and Moov took the grand prize with their hillside-inspired design that consists of a series of peaks and valleys, runs completely on renewable energy, is covered in vegetation, and can even grow its own food. The coolest part? This mixed-use eco-community won’t just a concept – it will actually be constructed in Dallas in 2011!
http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/uploads/Forwarding-Dallas-1.jpg
Billingsley Project
http://realpoints.dmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/B-BushTollway1.jpg
Frisco Square mixed-square project.... $60m project
http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20111118-friscosquare.jpg.ece/BINARY/w620x413/friscosquare.jpg
Viridian Town Center... massive 2 billion dollar new urbanism development that creates a 1.5 billion dollar tax base and I will give it's own post here shortly
http://www.viridian-arlington.com/images/properties/imgs/Viridian_1.jpg
Victory Park project---23 story office tower
http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20120215-kdcvictorytower.jpg.ece/BINARY/w620x413/kdcvictorytower.jpg

That didn't even scratch the surface though. Quite a bit of those have already been completed and will post personal and internet found pics of them!

To keep more organized, I will post each project in its own post and post a collage of pictures in each post.

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:04 AM
From jonathaninATX on Skyscraper City

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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:07 AM
Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

http://ad009cdnb.archdaily.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1338397640-2012ak05-101-1000x666.jpg
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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:11 AM
Another picture of the Parkland Hospital back in 2012

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8093/8420626225_359a13a16d_b.jpg

and a newer updated(isn) ones from this last summer

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/8916124922_a25f801a9c_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/8916130814_952f2cc032_b.jpg

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:15 AM
A few Uptown Renderings

http://www.streetlightsres.com/images/projects/the-taylor/taylor_1_large.jpg
http://www.streetlightsres.com/images/projects/the-taylor/taylor_2_large.jpg
http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20120905-victory-alamo.jpeg.ece/ALTERNATES/w460/Victory+Alamo.jpeg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8328/8085149022_0d57df4bb1_b_d.jpg
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/files/2012/11/Frost-Tower-Night-Rendering.jpg

and DFW Dart Expansion Renderings
http://www.pkce.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/PK-DFW-DART-station-501x258.jpg
http://www.pkce.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/PK-DFW-Term-A-DART-Station-night-approved-501x258.jpg

BTW, I'm not spending too much time describing these as they are over a year old. I just want to give the feel for how massive and large scale some of these projects are and how much new urbanism and mass transit is beginning to show up in Dallas. Here is a link to most of these projects I've listed so far: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1457409&page=5

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:26 AM
3 Billion Dollar Midtown Redevelopment

Posted back during March of 2013

Beck Ventures has released specific details on its plans for Dallas Midtown, its massive $3 billion redevelopment of the Valley View Mall area. The complete reinvention will ultimately entail millions of square feet of office, retail, hotel, and residential space. Plans also call for gondolas that will connect various sectors of the project, a trolley system, and a glass-roofed, open-air retail center; Bellagio-style fountains, parks, and a hike-and-bike trail that connects to White Rock Lake. (See videos and renderings below.)

Dallas Midtown is a 430-acre district bounded by Interstate 635 to the south, Preston Road to the east, Alpha Road to the north, and the Dallas North Tollway to the west. Last fall, the City of Dallas provided $250,000 to help fund a redevelopment study by Omniplan, in partnership with the North Dallas Chamber. Beck Ventures owns about 104 acres within the district, including Valley View Mall at Interstate 635 and Preston Road. It’s led by Scott Beck, president, and his father Jeff and brother Jarrod, both managing partners. Jeff Beck was the driving force behind the development of Trophy Club; he acquired 1,200 acres there in 1994.

Scott Beck said Dallas Midtown is “significantly bigger” than the Beck family.

“If Trophy Club was a legacy project, this one is a mega, generational legacy project,” he said. “This one is special. We understand it and are personally connected to it. It’s in our back yard.”

Beck and his siblings and parents all live in homes that are within close proximity to the district.

Beck Ventures acquired Valley View Mall last year. It will get under way with the first phase of its redevelopment project during the first quarter of 2014. It involves relocating JCPenney to a new freestanding building, and Sears to a second freestanding facility.

The mall’s third anchor, AMC Theatres, will stay in its existing location, but the rest of the mall will make way for open-air retail capped by a glass roof (similar to the atrium at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine). The movie complex will get a $10 million enhancement with about one-third of the theaters being traditional, one-third being dine-in, and one-third offering the new 4D experience with rumble seats other special effects.

The center of the complex will offer a live-work-play environment, with taller office, hotel, and residential buildings planned for the outer loop. Designs have a 20-acre park, about four times the size of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, anchoring the center.

The Becks selected architect Michael Twichell to design their master plan. He was lead designer for the Shops at Legacy in Plano and much of Trophy Club.

http://www.dallasmidtown.com/images/Image-0-full.jpg
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http://www.dallasmidtown.com/images/130429-DallasMidtown-Aerial.jpg
http://www.dallasmidtown.com/images/130429-DallasMidtown-Aerial2.jpg
http://www.dallasmidtown.com/images/130429-DallasMidtown-Dilbeck2.jpg
http://www.dallasmidtown.com/images/office-tower.jpg

D Real Estate Daily Blog Archive Gondolas, Trolley System, Parks on Tap for Dallas Midtown (http://realestate.dmagazine.com/2013/04/gondolas-trolley-system-parks-on-tap-for-dallas-midtown/)

http://i810.photobucket.com/albums/zz21/esb1250/dallas1_zpsa7348d84.png

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:30 AM
Massive State Farm complex in Richardson which will grow into 8,000 workers!

Rendering
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/files/2013/07/statefarm1.jpg

Photo from this past summer:
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/files/2013/07/Screen-shot-2013-07-10-at-1.10.38-PM.png

More about it: http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/07/new-state-farm-complex-in-richardson-will-have-room-for-8000-workers.html/

''State Farm Insurance’s new regional office campus in Richardson will allow the Illinois-based company to boost its Dallas-area employment to 8,000 workers.

The buildings open in early 2015.

The mammoth commercial real estate development – already under construction at State Highway 190 and Plano Road – will contain three office towers plus parking garages.

The tallest of the buildings in the 1.5 million square-foot office project will be 21 stories tall.

The insurance company development tops all other such corporate projects in North Texas.

“It’s the largest project that has been built in square footage ever as it relates to a corporate facility,” Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of project developer KDC, said at the formal groundbreaking on Thursday morning. “The mission given by the team at State Farm was to create a really great workplace.

“They want us to develop a very world class facility.”

With an estimated price take of more than a half billion dollars, the project was too large for one lender to fund.

“We’ve got six banks that are participating to finance this great project,” Van Amburgh said.

JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, Bank of Texas, Capital One Bank and Regions Bank joined forces to provide construction loans for the development.

State Farm Insurance officials started working with KDC and the City of Richardson in June 2012 to lay the groundwork for the big development.

Construction of the project actually started in April.

As State Farm senior vice president Mary Crego talked, construction equipment rumbled just yards behind her.

“It’s a sign of the aggressive scheduled that we have that I don’t even mind,” Crego said. “This new facility will help us better serve the insurance and finance services needs of our customers across North America.”

The State Farm buildings are just part of an even larger, 186-acre development KDC is building''

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:35 AM
New 20 Story Building in McKinney

Construction set to begin in early 2014

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2127&d=1375811187
http://assets.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/One%20Dallas_back_Stoneleigh.jpg

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/highrise-development-planned-for-old-hard-rock-cafe-site-on-mckinney-avenue-in-dallas.html/

OKCisOK4me
01-07-2014, 12:36 AM
You+Dallas=bchris+Charlotte

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:36 AM
Cityscape Apts at Victory Park

August 13th

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1968/jvw0.jpg

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:38 AM
You+Dallas=bchris+CharlotteHey, I'm just posting about cool things in Dallas. I think bchris ought to post about Charlotte. We already have Nebraska city forums and SA as well as Cleveland. This is just in response to the recent Dallas bashing lol ;P

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:40 AM
Canada-based developer Great Gulf is holding a debut party tonight for the new condo tower the company plans to build in Dallas’ Turtle Creek neighborhood.

Great Gulf has been working on the project for several years on a vacant tract at Turtle Creek Boulevard and Fairmount Street.

GGH Development LLC – an affiliate of Great Gulf – plans to build the 24-story tower on the 1.4 acre site.

The project will have around 60 high-end residential units.

Great Gulf representatives and Dallas residential sales firm Briggs-Freeman Sotheby’s International are holding an event at the Winspear opera house to show prospective buyers the project.

Briggs-Freeman is the same firm that’s marketing the Museum Tower in downtown Dallas.

Hariri Pontarini Architects of Toronto has been working on the development. Early design schemes show a modern building with large balconies.

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/files/2013/11/tower.jpg
http://www.candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/Ltd-Edition-No.-2505-Turtle-Creek-Blvd..jpg

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:42 AM
A shot of Uptown

http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/files/2013/11/frost.jpg

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:43 AM
Elm Place Rendering

http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/files/2014/01/ElmPlaceRendering.jpg

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:46 AM
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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 12:59 AM
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Of course there are ghetto areas around its core, just OKC and virtually every other city in the world... but yeah, downtown Dallas sure is a travesty. Just wait as there are tons of more pictures and project updates coming.

There a some more pictures in here I left out, probably around 10-20... worth checking out! http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1175341

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:14 AM
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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:29 AM
Fair Park

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From TexasStar http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php/102891-Earth-Day-Dallas-Fair-Park

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:33 AM
Skyline Shots
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Here is the big image: http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2583/3761321058_375872df32_o.jpg

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Larger image can be viewed here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ninjatune/4082205998/in/photostream/

From Justin Terveen ..... Very talented and amazing photographer! http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php/15553-Dallas-Skyline-from-Oak-Cliff

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:41 AM
Another Justin Terveen photo . . . I really like photos with no watermarks on them. Makes them a million times more enjoyable.

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Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:43 AM
Just for the record, here is the link to their OKC Streetcar thread in case anyone wants to see it or post on it: Oklahoma City annouces Streetcar plan (http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php/13178-Oklahoma-City-annouces-Streetcar-plan)

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 01:46 AM
This is a cool thread of tree lined streets in Dtown Dallas's tree-lined streets (http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/showthread.php/6597-Dallas-s-tree-lined-streets)

HangryHippo
01-07-2014, 01:47 PM
The Museum Tower or the Victory Place project from your first post are both more in line with what I was hoping to see on the Stage Center lot. Especially the Museum Tower, I think that building is gorgeous.

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 04:26 PM
The Museum Tower is beautiful during the day, but at night it sucks. They really failed with the lighting.

Plutonic Panda
01-07-2014, 04:43 PM
Also don't be surprised if a super tall is announced in Dallas in the coming years or perhaps sooner.

Bunty
01-07-2014, 07:21 PM
I forgot the name of it but I love that downtown Dallas skyscraper with the open slot in the upper part of it.

KayneMo
01-07-2014, 08:30 PM
I forgot the name of it but I love that downtown Dallas skyscraper with the open slot in the upper part of it.

I do too! It's Chase Tower:
http://cbsdallas.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/chase-tower-lights.jpg

ljbab728
01-07-2014, 09:16 PM
Plupan, do you think we need two Dallas threads?

http://www.okctalk.com/other-communities/33303-dear-dallas.html

kelroy55
01-08-2014, 10:53 AM
The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge is pretty cool, I was by there last week.

Plutonic Panda
01-08-2014, 03:45 PM
Plupan, do you think we need two Dallas threads?

http://www.okctalk.com/other-communities/33303-dear-dallas.htmlyes, because dear Dallas was a thread about how a particular poster felt about the city. This thread is for pictures and new development related to the DFW area. Since there are announcements similar to the Maywood, Stage Center Tower, Metropolitan etc. . . nearly every week or so, I'll only really get into the major ones.

bchris02
01-08-2014, 03:55 PM
This thread really puts things into perspective as to how far ahead Dallas really is of OKC. The Stage Center Tower, if built in Dallas, wouldn't even be worth mentioning. It also shows what a true boomtown looks like. OKC, while growing moderately, isn't what I would consider a boomtown at the present time. There is stuff being announced, but nowhere even close to the magnitude that is happening in Dallas or even Austin.

zookeeper
01-08-2014, 04:01 PM
This thread really puts things into perspective as to how far ahead Dallas really is of OKC. The Stage Center Tower, if built in Dallas, wouldn't even be worth mentioning. It also shows what a true boomtown looks like. OKC, while growing moderately, isn't what I would consider a boomtown at the present time. There is stuff being announced, but nowhere even close to the magnitude that is happening in Dallas or even Austin.

And think on this....that's only half the metroplex. There's stuff the size of the proposed Stage Center Tower going on all over Ft. Worth and many places north and in between. It's crazy, but it's also huge at around seven million people. Here's perspective - "The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_metropolitan_area) is, by population, the largest metropolitan area in Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas), the largest in the South (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States), the fourth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Ar eas) in the United States, and the tenth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_in_the_Americas_by_popu lation) in the Americas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas)."

And the economy? "It is also the sixth largest gross metropolitan product (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_metropolitan_product) (GMP) in the United States,[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas%E2%80%93Fort_Worth_metroplex#cite_note-8) and approximately tenth largest by GMP in the world."

Why bother comparing? It's truly apples and oranges trying to compare DFW with the OKC metro.

bchris02
01-08-2014, 04:07 PM
And think on this....that's only half the metroplex. There's stuff the size of the proposed Stage Center Tower going on all over Ft. Worth and many places north and in between. It's crazy, but it's also a huge. Here's perspective - "The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_metropolitan_area) is, by population, the largest metropolitan area in Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas), the largest in the South (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States), the fourth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Ar eas) in the United States, and the tenth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_in_the_Americas_by_popu lation) in the Americas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas)."

True. There is no comparing a city the size of OKC to Dallas anymore than Amarillo can really be compared to OKC. There is a lot of Dallas-bashing on this forum though and while many people may prefer cities the size of OKC over ones the size of Dallas, when talking about development Dallas is an example to embrace, not bash.

zookeeper
01-08-2014, 04:14 PM
True. There is no comparing a city the size of OKC to Dallas anymore than Amarillo can really be compared to OKC. There is a lot of Dallas-bashing on this forum though and while many people may prefer cities the size of OKC over ones the size of Dallas, when talking about development Dallas is an example to embrace, not bash.

Yeah, Amarillo's close at about 1:5. A better example would be the Tyler, TX MSA right at about 1:6.5 as Oklahoma City. Almost exactly the same as the difference between DFW and OKC MSA. That's even more perspective.

Downtown Tyler....

http://i.imgur.com/HQ3KsjI.jpg

PWitty
01-08-2014, 04:19 PM
Bchris, Dallas is not a boomtown. Like a previous poster said, Dallas has the 10th largest GMP in the WORLD. They're an established global city. They may not have touristy iconic landmarks like NYC, but they're a global city in every sense of the word. Of course OKC is not comparable. Boomtown is a word used for growing cities like Austin/SLC/Portland, not established cities like Dallas/SF/Boston.

bchris02
01-08-2014, 04:43 PM
Bchris, Dallas is not a boomtown. Like a previous poster said, Dallas has the 10th largest GMP in the WORLD. They're an established global city. They may not have touristy iconic landmarks like NYC, but they're a global city in every sense of the word. Of course OKC is not comparable. Boomtown is a word used for growing cities like Austin/SLC/Portland, not established cities like Dallas/SF/Boston.

SF and Boston aren't seeing the kind of growth and development Dallas is. Yes, they are an established global city, but also a booming one. The entire SF Bay Area saw a 6% population increase between 2000 and 2010 while Dallas-Fort Worth grew over 23% in that same time period.

KayneMo
01-08-2014, 05:37 PM
The Dallas-Fort Worth CSA is now creeping into Oklahoma, now including Bryan County (my home county). The 20 county CSA is home to approximately 7.1 million people.
http://www.okctalk.com/attachments/current-events-open-topic/5812d1389227856-dallas-dfw-csa.jpg

Pete
01-08-2014, 05:47 PM
Yeah, Amarillo's close at about 1:5. A better example would be the Tyler, TX MSA right at about 1:6.5 as Oklahoma City. Almost exactly the same as the difference between DFW and OKC MSA. That's even more perspective.

Excellent way to make a point that so many can never seem to grasp.

PWitty
01-08-2014, 06:30 PM
SF and Boston aren't seeing the kind of growth and development Dallas is. Yes, they are an established global city, but also a booming one. The entire SF Bay Area saw a 6% population increase between 2000 and 2010 while Dallas-Fort Worth grew over 23% in that same time period.

I know that SF isn't growing at the same rate as Dallas. My point is that the term "boomtown" is not generally used to describe cities that are already as huge and prominent as Dallas. Rapidly growing and expanding, yes. But I wouldn't call Dallas a "boomtown". IMO that is unfair to the true boomtowns. No true boomtown is comparable to Dallas.

Plutonic Panda
01-08-2014, 06:54 PM
And think on this....that's only half the metroplex. There's stuff the size of the proposed Stage Center Tower going on all over Ft. Worth and many places north and in between. It's crazy, but it's also huge at around seven million people. Here's perspective - "The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_metropolitan_area) is, by population, the largest metropolitan area in Texas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas), the largest in the South (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_United_States), the fourth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Table_of_United_States_Metropolitan_Statistical_Ar eas) in the United States, and the tenth-largest (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_metropolitan_areas_in_the_Americas_by_popu lation) in the Americas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas)."

And the economy? "It is also the sixth largest gross metropolitan product (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gross_metropolitan_product) (GMP) in the United States,[8] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dallas%E2%80%93Fort_Worth_metroplex#cite_note-8) and approximately tenth largest by GMP in the world."

Why bother comparing? It's truly apples and oranges trying to compare DFW with the OKC metro.I'm not comparing it with OKC. I will say once again, this thread is for posting updates and pictures regarding the DFW metroplex.

Plutonic Panda
01-08-2014, 06:56 PM
Excellent way to make a point that so many can never seem to grasp.This thread was NOT created to compare OKC to Dallas.

Plutonic Panda
01-08-2014, 06:58 PM
I also do not think Dallas is a boomtown. Dallas is a rapidly growing city, but I see boomtowns as smaller cities such as Austin, Portland, OKC, Nashville etc. that are rapidly growing.

ljbab728
01-08-2014, 10:04 PM
yes, because dear Dallas was a thread about how a particular poster felt about the city. This thread is for pictures and new development related to the DFW area. Since there are announcements similar to the Maywood, Stage Center Tower, Metropolitan etc. . . nearly every week or so, I'll only really get into the major ones.

Well, there are similar threads about various cities in the same area with the other Dallas thread which offer pictures and new development information about those cities. It just seems to be a better area for this kind of thread.

Plutonic Panda
01-08-2014, 10:32 PM
Well, there are similar threads about various cities in the same area with the other Dallas thread which offer pictures and new development information about those cities. It just seems to be a better area for this kind of thread.I thought about that, but that thread is branded under Oklahoma Communities. I just didn't know whether or not it would be appropriate or not to place it under that thread.

ljbab728
01-08-2014, 10:46 PM
I thought about that, but that thread is branded under Oklahoma Communities. I just didn't know whether or not it would be appropriate or not to place it under that thread.

I understand. It's difficult sometimes to know exactly what is the best place. There are threads in that area about Omaha and San Antonio and the last time I checked they haven't been moved to Oklahoma. :)

Urbanized
01-09-2014, 06:36 AM
Loud noises!

bombermwc
01-09-2014, 07:08 AM
Anyone else feel like Dallas is home to some of the ugliest new structures? Some of those designs, I look at and thing, WTF!?! Parkland....and what's with so many things being in the shape of a W?

Mississippi Blues
01-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Anyone else feel like Dallas is home to some of the ugliest new structures?

Not me. Of the structures in & around Dallas, it's some of the older stuff that doesn't do it for me. I like 98% of the new stuff that's proposed, U/C, or recently completed.

Plutonic Panda
01-11-2014, 10:42 PM
Dallas is building amazing highways like this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfcn2WZBvM0

Plutonic Panda
01-11-2014, 10:43 PM
They are also very interested in mass transit as indicted by these studies:

http://dallascityhall.com/committee_briefings/briefings1013/TTRC_D2CBD_2ndalignment_102813.pdf

I'll post some more info later for those who don't want to read that whole thing.

Plutonic Panda
01-11-2014, 10:44 PM
A subway system is being considered

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BX2j-sHCEAAxypA.jpg:large

as an elevated light-rail system

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BX2l8f0CAAAIamb.jpg:large

Plutonic Panda
01-26-2014, 11:10 PM
Yeah, Dallas sucks with it's lack of mass transit and no desire to improve.... wait...


Here are pictures of the new DART Orange Line/DFW Terminal A station

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/t1/1185167_798819933478074_1416387561_n.jpg
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/t31/1500887_798820750144659_1811227119_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1115954_798820770144657_570618451_o.jpg
https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/69543_798819946811406_1923742905_n.jpg
https://scontent-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1596800_798820723477995_1973824786_o.jpg

Also keep in mind, when this done by this fall, you can step right off of the plane and head to downtown Dallas/Uptown/State Fair. Will be really cool!

Plutonic Panda
02-15-2014, 01:23 AM
Update on the new State Farm Complex in Richardson:


State Farm Insurance’s 1.5 million-square-foot campus under construction in Richardson is already the biggest office development underway in North Texas.
But apparently it’s still not big enough.

Developer KDC said Friday that it’s adding a fourth, 500,000-square-foot office tower, which will also be leased to the insurance giant.
The 12-story office building will include a five-level parking garage and 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail space. It will be across Plano Road from where the first three buildings are going up.

“With this fourth building, the project will jump Plano Road and open up the whole development for other office, retail and apartment construction,” KDC president Toby Grove said Friday. “For the overall development, this is obviously a big deal for us and State Farm.”

Back in July KDC and State Farm kicked off the huge mixed-use development with construction of 13-story, 15-story and 21-story buildings on the west side of Plano Road at Bush Turnpike.
The entire 186-acre project KDC is building around State Farm’s office towers is called CityLine.

The CityLine development in the first phase will also include more than 90,000 square feet of retail, a 150-room hotel, 532 apartments, a 17,000-square-foot wellness and fitness facility and a 41,000-square-foot boutique office building just east of North Central Expressway.

Construction on the next State Farm building will start this summer. And the insurance company begins moving into the campus at the end of this year.
East-west connection

The fourth State Farm building won’t open until 2016, Grove said.

“We are in the design phase of that building right now,” he said. “The exteriors will be a little different but complementary of each other — we didn’t want to make them identical.”
KDC is also looking at ways to connect the east and western portions of the CityLine development across Plano Road. That might include a pedestrian bridge over the roadway.

“We are trying to tie both sides of the development,” Grove said. “The idea is to continue what we have done on the east side with more of an urban environment.

“We’ve talked with our apartment partner on the first phase, and they are looking at expanding on the other side of Plano Road,” he said. “We are actually looking at another hotel and talking to some other office users about sites over there.”

KDC has been working with Irving-based apartment builder JLB Partners on the first phase of its development.

And it’s been in talks with tech company Raytheon Corp. about leasing a big block of office space in the Richardson project, too, real estate brokers say.

When completed, CityLine is expected to have about 6 million square feet of office space, almost 4,000 apartments and more than 300,000 square feet of shopping space. Whole Foods Market has been mentioned as a possible grocery anchor for the shopping center.
Read more here: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/commercial-real-estate/headlines/20140214-state-farm-adds-fourth-building-to-richardson-campus-project.ece

Picture from the article

http://www.dallasnews.com/incoming/20140214-nb_17statefarm6_34838644.jpg1.ece/BINARY/original/NB_17STATEFARM6_34838644.JPG

Man, I really wish projects in OKC would get upgraded, I'm sure they have before, but it sucks seeing how things here usually get downgraded. Hopefully those days are behind us and the maybe the new OG&E Tower will actually blow people out of the water, not in terms of height though. :)

Plutonic Panda
02-15-2014, 09:53 PM
This was pretty amusing.... this is Rawling's(former mayor) goals for Dallas.

-Develop a greater tax base in southern Dallas than in the city’s northern region.
-Become the epicenter for the western hemisphere.
-Be a destination for the greatest artists of the world.
-Have the best public education system in any top 10 city in the country

.... yeah, Dallas will surpass the power of NYC and Washington DC.... right. If that ever happens in my lifetime, I'll start a hat only diet.

Plutonic Panda
02-21-2014, 11:44 AM
Beautiful shot of Fort Worth

https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t31/1523414_641566965878451_2140329720_o.jpg

Plutonic Panda
03-05-2014, 12:24 PM
This will probably get bashed here by all these anti-highway people.. but here are some amazing aerials of some beautiful awesome highways in Dallas, more specifically, the DFW connector!

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/27/tOdmZ.St.58.jpeg
http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/26/1lUT1h.St.58.jpeg
http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/26/O5iXr.St.58.jpeg
http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/26/Djyiy.St.58.jpeg

this is building done right... the city of Dallas will only continue to grow and prosper because of amazing and beautiful highway construction such as this. Keep the investment going!

Plutonic Panda
03-05-2014, 12:27 PM
update on the North Tarrant Express from DFWU2

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/26/7fEKz.St.58.jpeg
http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2014/02/24/21/26/jLdL0.St.58.jpeg

Plutonic Panda
03-05-2014, 12:28 PM
This is what our interchanges need to look like.

http://forum.dallasmetropolis.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=2662&d=1393382040

They don't have to be like the high-five, but we can do this better. More flyovers and less outdated cloverleafs. The highway doesn't need to be that far apart, but just imagine this closer together on I-35/240.... how much better traffic would flow.

Plutonic Panda
03-05-2014, 12:32 PM
here is the complete article and write-up

Texas 114 transformed into road of prosperity | Your Commute | News from Fort Worth, Dal... (http://www.star-telegram.com/2014/02/24/5597841/texas-114-transformed-into-road.html?rh=1)

Plutonic Panda
03-05-2014, 12:44 PM
Love field renovation

http://media.star-telegram.com/smedia/2013/10/13/18/19/sshpN.St.58.jpeg

cup holders and power/usb ports on every chair.... awesome
http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kera/files/201304/loveFldnew.jpg

new skybridge
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff158/LoneStarMike/Airports/DAL001.jpg
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff158/LoneStarMike/Airports/DAL002.jpg

Baggage claim renovation
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff158/LoneStarMike/Airports/DAL003.jpg
http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/654*368/love_field_art.jpg

Next time I'm in Dallas, I'll need to take some pictures to post. I was there briefly a few weeks ago, but didn't get to take any photos

A cool picture from DFW

http://dilemmaxdotnet.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/dallas-fort-worth-international-airport.jpg