October 3rd, 2007, 07:34 PM
Victory Tower/Mandarin Oriental
Height: 650 feet
Floor Count: 43 floors
Location: 2401 North Houston street, Dallas
Construction End: 2009
Architect: not sure
Developer: not sure
There was a thread before about this project's proposal.
October 3rd, 2007, 07:48 PM
great project, i will be sure to get pictures when i go next week!!! HOME, here i come!!!!
lol, for real though, i love his design, and this master planned victory park development
October 12th, 2007, 12:43 AM
Great ProJect I got some pics commin on in a sec ;)
October 12th, 2007, 12:46 AM
Guys imageshack's pretty messed up on my comp now so a link will have to do for now :( well this is basically all the main Victory Developements coming up now http://flickr.com/photos/moopinator/438449899/
October 12th, 2007, 07:04 AM
dallasbrink over on SSP says this project is not U/C yet, only the parking garage, after which the tower will begin.
October 12th, 2007, 11:52 PM
No actually I dont even think they've even started pooring Concrete. The Victory W Hotels already completed so I'm expecting the Mandarin to come up anytime now lemme go and find some link for you guys :)
October 12th, 2007, 11:55 PM
Mandarin Dallas Home Page:
Victory W hotel Home page
Search for Dallas
April 8th, 2009, 10:35 PM
Project is dead.
June 18th, 2010, 04:25 PM
Project is dead.
June 18th, 2010, 09:27 PM
August 6th, 2011, 12:23 AM
Actually, the Victory development has had to be greatly revisioned because there is only so much prime to go around. On the other hand, the Museum tower in the Arts District is the forty-two story highrise being built because that area is the true prime in the Dallas - Fort Worth area (but only as things stand now).
Here is an article about the landmark Crescent complex built just on the other side of the Dallas Arts District:
And figure as well the Harwood development sandwiched between the Victory development and the Crescent complex is actually closer to prime. Here is the Harwood masterplan:
Notice on the harwood masterplan map how Victory is located further south and is sealed off from downtown by the elevated portion of a freeway?
Still, the Victory project was been a huge success for central Dallas as the area it sits atop was once a chemical waste dump which is now cleaned up. Victory also helped clear up a huge number of transitional problems in connecting downtown to Uptown, Uptown to the Trinity and Dallas Design Districts. For example, the Katy Trail, as it parallels the long standing classic of Turtle Creek, has become an instant classic itself. The developers of Victory attempted to make the project upscale which no one else was attempting to do at the time. This helped create competition kicking the area around the Arts District into high gear.
But, as things have always existed in these parts, the question of what is true prime is a slippery proposition in central Dallas. That designation could soon be shifting over to an area in and around City-Place which is becoming a confluence of retail at the junction of McKinney Avenue, Lemmon Avenue, and Central Expressway.
Or, to put it another way, this is where successful stores doing bang up business are expected to be bought up to be demolished for even more successful and lucrative ventures.