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Old Posted Feb 15, 2016, 3:57 AM
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The W Hotel looks nothing like anything else in Uptown.

We will have to agree to disagree.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2016, 8:34 PM
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Not every building needs to be a masterpiece. I just appreciate the population it will bring to the area. Plenty of opportunities for signature towers as lots become more scarce.
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2016, 9:39 PM
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.... It's a shame the original designs were trashed because the original concept designs for this location, which was still extensive with glass, actually had interesting geometric character. Over all this is an underwhelming and highly disappointing project for such a prime location. The location is the key to this all. That's what really makes this a disappointment.
I think your statement is accurate on two points: 1) the original design for this project was far superior to what is actually being built and 2) the prime location fronting Klyde Warren Park is deserving of exceptional design. There are a limited number of building sites with this kind of panache associated with it.

I share your opinion that the original design was clearly superior with the eventual design paling in comparison. It's not that the eventual design is so bad, it is just that in comparison to the exuberant original it seems more bland.

Having said that I am still thrilled this project is underway.

The eventual design is interesting enough and will be a very positive addition to the Downtown Dallas skyline. Park District's two towers will form a cool "gateway" effect with them rising immediately north of Museum Tower across Woodall Rodgers.

And there is another near 400 foot tall tower, Lincoln Properties' "Symphony Tower", that just started rising next to Museum Tower that will reinforce that gateway effect.

There are so many towers under construction in Downtown Dallas right now where their positive effects on the central core's skyline are for the most part not yet being felt, with yet several more towers nearing groundbreaking:

Currently under construction, 23 towers:

34 story Residences at Park District residential tower, Trammell Crow
33 story Bleu Ciel residential tower
30 story Katy Station residential tower
25 story 1900 Pearl ("Symphony" Arts District office tower), Lincoln Property
25 story Skyhouse Victory Place residential tower
24 story Cinepolis residential tower
23 story "M" Line Streetlights residential tower
23 story The Jordan residential tower
23 story Ascent 1 residential tower (2 tower complex on shared podium)
21 story Ascent 2 residential tower (2 tower complex on shared podium)
22 story The McKenzie residential tower
22 story Frost Bank office tower
21 story McKinney & Olive mixed use tower
21 story One Uptown residential tower
20 story Park District office tower, Trammell Crow
18 story The Brady residential tower
18 story Hall Arts office tower
17 story tower, The Case Building, Westdale Deep Ellum residential towers
14 story 1900 Cedar Springs residential tower
12 story 1920 McKinney office tower
10 story Baylor Hospital hotel
8 story Gables/Whole Foods residential tower
7 story One Harwood, "Rolex" office tower, Harwood International


Groundbreakings imminent, 9 towers:

29 story The Union Dallas residential tower, shared parking podium, 1Q16
Twin ~26 story towers, "2000 Ross", mixed use towers (hotel and residential, next to Trammell Crow Center), 1Q16
25 story The Union Dallas office tower, 16 stories on top of shared parking podium, 1Q16
~25 story Perot office tower, Cedar Springs at Dickson, 3Q16
23 story Hines Victory office tower
20 story Ltd Edition 2505, residential tower, 1Q16
18 story Oliver & Central residential tower, 1Q16
17 story Virgin Hotel, 2Q15

Good times for Dallas' central core!
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Old Posted Feb 15, 2016, 9:46 PM
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To be clear, the initial rendering was nothing more than a placeholder.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2016, 1:49 AM
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I think your statement is accurate on two points: 1) the original design for this project was far superior to what is actually being built and 2) the prime location fronting Klyde Warren Park is deserving of exceptional design. There are a limited number of building sites with this kind of panache associated with it.

I share your opinion that the original design was clearly superior with the eventual design paling in comparison. It's not that the eventual design is so bad, it is just that in comparison to the exuberant original it seems more bland.

Having said that I am still thrilled this project is underway.

The eventual design is interesting enough and will be a very positive addition to the Downtown Dallas skyline. Park District's two towers will form a cool "gateway" effect with them rising immediately north of Museum Tower across Woodall Rodgers.

And there is another near 400 foot tall tower, Lincoln Properties' "Symphony Tower", that just started rising next to Museum Tower that will reinforce that gateway effect.

There are so many towers under construction in Downtown Dallas right now where their positive effects on the central core's skyline are for the most part not yet being felt, with yet several more towers nearing groundbreaking:

Currently under construction, 23 towers:

34 story Residences at Park District residential tower, Trammell Crow
33 story Bleu Ciel residential tower
30 story Katy Station residential tower
25 story 1900 Pearl ("Symphony" Arts District office tower), Lincoln Property
25 story Skyhouse Victory Place residential tower
24 story Cinepolis residential tower
23 story "M" Line Streetlights residential tower
23 story The Jordan residential tower
23 story Ascent 1 residential tower (2 tower complex on shared podium)
21 story Ascent 2 residential tower (2 tower complex on shared podium)
22 story The McKenzie residential tower
22 story Frost Bank office tower
21 story McKinney & Olive mixed use tower
21 story One Uptown residential tower
20 story Park District office tower, Trammell Crow
18 story The Brady residential tower
18 story Hall Arts office tower
17 story tower, The Case Building, Westdale Deep Ellum residential towers
14 story 1900 Cedar Springs residential tower
12 story 1920 McKinney office tower
10 story Baylor Hospital hotel
8 story Gables/Whole Foods residential tower
7 story One Harwood, "Rolex" office tower, Harwood International


Groundbreakings imminent, 9 towers:

29 story The Union Dallas residential tower, shared parking podium, 1Q16
Twin ~26 story towers, "2000 Ross", mixed use towers (hotel and residential, next to Trammell Crow Center), 1Q16
25 story The Union Dallas office tower, 16 stories on top of shared parking podium, 1Q16
~25 story Perot office tower, Cedar Springs at Dickson, 3Q16
23 story Hines Victory office tower
20 story Ltd Edition 2505, residential tower, 1Q16
18 story Oliver & Central residential tower, 1Q16
17 story Virgin Hotel, 2Q15

Good times for Dallas' central core!
~15 Story The Epic
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I prefer the current design of the PWC development over the previous. The previous was eye popping and flashy no doubt. But after all the museum tower debacle, I thought that one was just a joke. The design they are moving forward with is much more thought out and will contribute nicely to the park which IMO is more important than a flashy design.
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Construction begins on new hotel near Frisco's $5 Billion Mile along the Dallas North Tollway
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Construction has begun on a new hotel near Frisco's much-touted $5 Billion Mile, which is a mile stretch of roadway along the Dallas North Tollway from Warren Parkway to Lebanon Road with $5.4 billion of real estate investment plans.

The nine-story, 184-room Drury Inn & Suites hotel will sit at the southeast corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Gaylord Parkway in Frisco, which is just outside the $5 Billion Mile. The hotel is slated to open in 2017.
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That's pretty awesome...so much better than the proposed tower near Trinity Groves! I would be very surprised to see a project of this scale get built, but you never know.
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Well, evidently Dallas was rated the best skyline in the world. No big deal.

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Dallas Voted Best Skyline in the World: USA Today

Do you love the Dallas skyline? Take heart you are not alone, turns out it's the best skyline in the world, according to USA Today readers.

Big D came in first place in USA Today's Readers' Choice contest for Best International Skyline.
http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/...274666791.html
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Well, evidently Dallas was rated the best skyline in the world. No big deal.


http://www.nbcdfw.com/entertainment/...274666791.html
It created quite the hubbub when the article came out two years ago.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2016, 5:19 AM
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Because GFF has removed the video from Vimeo, refer to the project's renderings here.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2016, 9:21 AM
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It created quite the hubbub when the article came out two years ago.
Haha, I didn't even notice that. A co-worker just sent it to me. Oops...
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Robert Shaw's Columbus Realty teams up with McKinney to develop former courthouse site

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The development agreement will bring 320 apartments, a parking garage, 45,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space to the 9-acre site at the southwest corner of Davis Street and McDonald Street (State Highway 5).
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This spring, the development firm will hold a public presentation of design concepts. Construction is expected to start no later than January 2017.
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Thanks to Chemicals from Dallasmetropolis:

New 15-story apartment building proposed by Trammell Crow Residential.

Here's the original article.



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Tom Thumb groundbreaking in Uptown is Thursday, opens in 2017

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The groundbreaking for The Union office/apartment/retail/restaurant project by Phoenix-based Red Development will be happening in the next few weeks. That means there’s going to be a Tom Thumb grocery store across from Victory Park in Uptown Dallas.
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Here are The Union’s details:
- 800,000 square feet in two towers, including a 414,000-square-foot office building with 14 floors and 300-unit high-rise apartment building on 22 floors.
- Regional accounting firm Weaver, Vinson & Elkins law firm and high-rise developer StreetLights Residential are announced tenants.
- 87,500 square feet of retail including restaurants and a 60,000-square-foot Tom Thumb.
- 10 levels of above and below street parking
- A large public plaza connects all of it.

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^ For clarity, the aforementioned groundbreaking date is tentative.
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Trammell Crow eyes apartment tower for Plano’s booming Legacy development
Steve Brown
February 22, 2016


(The luxury apartment community would be constructed next door to Crow’s Legacy Tower in Plano.)

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Crow has filed plans to build a high-rise apartment project next door to its recently completed office tower on the Dallas North Tollway.
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The 27-story building would contain 350 apartments on top of a 6-story garage, according to plans filed with Plano’s planning department.

There’s also a rooftop terrace for the residents and a dog park out back.

Architects Good Fulton & Farrell designed the high-rise.
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Developer Billingsley Co. ready to start another Cypress Waters project
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February 23, 2016



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The developer has filed permits with the City of Dallas to construct the 225,000-square-foot, 4-story office project on Cypress Waters Boulevard north of LBJ.

The office block would sit between existing office developments and one of the apartment communities at Cypress Waters.

Designed by Good Fulton & Farrell Architects, the building could accommodate a large single tenant or multiple businesses.

The building permit was for $18.5 million.
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Love Field area boom will bring first new office project there in decades

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Developers are set to begin construction on the first office building near Love Field in almost three decades.

KDC — the same developer that did the huge State Farm Insurance campus in Richardson — plans to build the office project as part of the $200 million mixed-use West Love development under construction on Mockingbird Lane.
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KDC’s office building at 2345 W. Mockingbird Lane will have about 150,000 to 200,000 square feet of space. There will also be 65,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space adjoining the office and hotel buildings.
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