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Old Posted Dec 4, 2008, 4:50 AM
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DALLAS | 1900 Pacific | 700 FT / 213 M | 57 FLOORS

Here's the announcement I heard last night on the news. I can't imagine financing after the Museum tower was put on hold but I'd love to see it happen.

DALLAS – The Dallas skyline will soon likely have a new addition. Along with renovating a vacant historic building into a five star boutique hotel and the creation of a three-acre park, a slender skyscraper full of condominiums is planned for downtown.

"It's a significant contribution to the downtown skyline," said Craig Melde, a Dallas architect.

The Pillar Group, a Dallas development company, is moving forward with a $160-million plan for the deteriorating corner of Pacific Avenue and St. Paul Street on the east end of downtown Dallas.

The 77-year-old Tower Petroleum Building, which is located at 1907 Elm Street and is two doors down from the Majestic Theater, will become the five star boutique hotel, complete with 115 guest rooms.

"The exterior will be totally restored,” said Melde, who is working on the project with the Pillar Group. "It's actually in very good condition.”

But next door, at 1900 Pacific Avenue, the drab '50s-era office building will be demolished.

To be built in its small footprint will be the most ambitious part of the project, the skyscraper designed by world renowned architect Michael Graves.

"The tower height is planned to be 700-feet tall, 57 stories,” Melde said. “That's ranking it up there with the tallest buildings in downtown."

At 700-feet, the new 1900 Pacific will be the sixth tallest building in Dallas, just behind the 720-foot Fountain Place, the green mirrored skyscraper with geometric angles at 1445 Ross Avenue.

The new 1900 Pacific will have condominiums, Pillar Group said, priced for people who make $70,000 and up, which is considerably less than those advertised at Victory Park just north of the central business district.

Dallas’ Economic Development Department and the Landmark Commission approved the concept Monday afternoon.

The project is to begin perhaps as early as next June on a simple surface lot across from 1900 Pacific.

Before preserving the 1931 art deco building and adding a new accent to the view that defines Dallas, the Pillar Group plans to transform the parking lot into a three-acre park that will have 1,000 parking spaces in an underground garage.

Providing financing can be secured and that construction starts next summer, Pillar Group said the hotel will open in 2010, and then the tower the following year.
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Old Posted Dec 4, 2008, 4:57 AM
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Here's the render from another post...

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Old Posted Dec 5, 2008, 2:00 AM
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I hope this gets built. Dallas truly deserves another highrise.
Old Posted Dec 10, 2008, 3:10 AM
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There is definitely a demand for condos in the >500k around & in DTD. The story on WFAA last week estimated the condos to go around 250k.

And if the developer gets Pacific Plaza built, it'll offer a great place for residences and guests to meander.

The only question now: will there be ground floor retail...
Old Posted Jan 28, 2009, 1:05 AM
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Originally Posted by njjeppson View Post
Here's the proposal from 2006, which has remained the same.


Originally Posted by colemonkee View Post
Here are renders from the video. The quality is bad due to resizing the video. The building looks much better than I had anticipated. It doesn't have the usual Michael Graves haphazard look to it. It's far more reserved.

Skyline view from east:

View of the 3-acre park that will replace a surface lot. With the smaller park being built a few blocks away on Commerce, this area could have a lot of green space.

A blurry detail of the top:

The company I work for has an office in the Republic Tower right down the street, and I sometimes stay in the area, so I really hope this moves forward. There are several surface lots east of this property as you approach the 75 that are screaming for development. Hopefully this jump-starts some activity over there.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2009, 3:09 AM
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I simply love this building. Its so different and Dallas hasnt had a decent addition, at least not to my knowledge, to its skyline in forever! A 3 acre park also would do wonders for Dallas. Maybe it could be like Discovery Green in Houston! Thatd be sweet.
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Beautiful tower. I hope it gets built.
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2009, 8:21 PM
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This is such a lovely design. Dallas totally deserves this!
Old Posted Jan 28, 2009, 10:14 PM
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Yeah it's about time, and though it doesn't reallly fit to Well IMO, DTD needs a nice welcome to the 21st centrury that's not in Victory Park.
Old Posted Jan 30, 2009, 2:50 AM
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what's that status on this thing?
Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 4:25 AM
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Originally Posted by br.reese View Post
what's that status on this thing?
Im wondering the same thing.
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I take it nobody has any updates for this one? Is there still a market for it?
Old Posted May 5, 2011, 12:25 AM
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That poster with the render is so retro. I really like it.
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Old Posted Jan 13, 2012, 1:12 AM
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Unfortunately I think this building is destined for the "cancelled" section. It's been years now without an update

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