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Old June 24th, 2007, 04:30 PM   #21
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It's not him you have to worry about, it's the moronic council members. From what I know of Tom, he will try his level best to get things done in the business arena. Laura never tried very hard, she was always against giving big business a break to come in. I am too, but that's the way of the world and if Dallas is to grow in other areas besides undocumented laborers, we need someone who will attract the big fish.
Half the city council is new also. Why not be fair and wait before you start tossing stones at the council?
And according to the NTTCOG, since 2000 Dallas has added more residents than any other city in the Metroplex save Ft. Worth.
I seriously doubt all 100,000 new residents were undocumented laborers. I suspect at least some are buying high-end condos.

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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:11 PM   #22
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If you know Dallas history very well at all, you already know that the council has been a thorn in the side of our city since the late 70's. All the usual suspects that toss the big wrenches get replaced with others that do the exact same thing.

Everyone who lives here knows the council is full of folks pressing self-serving agendas that prevent everyone working together. It has been this way for 30 years and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

I never said anything about ALL the new inhabitants of the city being anything, just trying to make a point. Most of the buyers of the new condos are people who already live in the surrounding areas who want to live closer in. This wave is the exact opposite of the wave out to the suburbs that happened in the 80's and 90's.

As for the council, watch what they do the next time they make a decision. New members not withstanding, my bet is that the in-fighting will continue just as it has ever since I wandered into the area. I have hopes that Tom will be able to get a few things done despite them, but our history says it'll be a tough row to hoe.

I hope that I am dead wrong, for it will benefit many if the new members decide to work together instead of dividing the city. It would be a total shock to the public, but I for one would welcome that attitude.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 06:24 PM   #23
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Looks good the tower looks a little isolated surround buy all the low rise museums and parks.... I LIKE IT!
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Old June 24th, 2007, 08:49 PM   #24
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If you know Dallas history very well at all, you already know that the council has been a thorn in the side of our city since the late 70's. All the usual suspects that toss the big wrenches get replaced with others that do the exact same thing.

Everyone who lives here knows the council is full of folks pressing self-serving agendas that prevent everyone working together. It has been this way for 30 years and I don't see that changing anytime soon.

I never said anything about ALL the new inhabitants of the city being anything, just trying to make a point. Most of the buyers of the new condos are people who already live in the surrounding areas who want to live closer in. This wave is the exact opposite of the wave out to the suburbs that happened in the 80's and 90's.

As for the council, watch what they do the next time they make a decision. New members not withstanding, my bet is that the in-fighting will continue just as it has ever since I wandered into the area. I have hopes that Tom will be able to get a few things done despite them, but our history says it'll be a tough row to hoe.

I hope that I am dead wrong, for it will benefit many if the new members decide to work together instead of dividing the city. It would be a total shock to the public, but I for one would welcome that attitude.
I guess I'm just not as negative and defeatist as you appear to be.
If the new mayor and council accomplish great things I don't expect to be in total shock at all.
In fact, I expect them to.
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Old June 24th, 2007, 10:13 PM   #25
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I'm just a realist. You haven't been watching the same city council's patterns that I have. Been in the area now for 30 years and it's rarely changed. It's been in print in the papers and is well documented in the TV & radio media.

I won't be a bit surprised with Tom's ability to do good things....it's the council that worries me. All I have to go by is past performance and while I don't know if they will continue this way or not, my money is on yes....how dare they wander from tradition?

If it appears to you that I am defeatist & negative about the Dallas City Council, so be it. I hope your expectations come true rather than mine.
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Old August 15th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #26
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The Cathedral and JP Morgan looks so tiny...( right side)
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Old February 9th, 2008, 04:34 PM   #27
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Will you please change it in 43 fl and U/C ? here a picture made 25th of june :

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Old March 1st, 2008, 09:47 PM   #28
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Those cranes are a different project. This tower is slated for groundbreaking sometime mid-summer 2008.
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Old June 17th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #29
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Well they just announced ground breaking on our local news for this tower. It's finally going to be built after 6 years of planning!! They said completion is expected in 2013.

I suppose you will have to confirm this but it's almost time to move this one to U/C!!
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Old June 18th, 2010, 02:59 AM   #30
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its almost = Titanium La Portada (Chile - Santiango)
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Old June 19th, 2010, 02:22 PM   #31
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From The Park Dallas' newsletter:

The Park helps spur new developments. The $200 million skyscraper is set to break ground next week. Located within the up-and-coming arts district, one of Dallas' most sought after addresses, Museum Tower boasts its location as the chief selling point and gives credit to The Park; “the cherished front yard of Museum Tower will consist of Dallas' new central park - an idyllic urban oasis in the heart of the city.” It will be perfectly situated among 26 of Dallas’ most acclaimed cultural institutions, the largest arts district in the country. The luxury high-rise condominium is expected to join the $2 billion Dallas Arts District in 2012.
We look forward to this gorgeous high-rise opening its doors. Welcome to the neighborhood!
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Old June 19th, 2010, 04:44 PM   #32
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Changed the status to Approved for now. I'll change it to Prep as soon as they're having a groundbreaking ceremony. Funny to read my old post in this thread, poor english.
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The groundbreaking ceremony will be on Thursday, June 24th.

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I'm glad to see this pick up again. I liked this project from day one.
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200 people show up for Museum Tower groundbreaking in Dallas Arts District
11:48 AM CDT on Thursday, June 24, 2010
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Building groundbreakings are few and far between these days.

So maybe that’s why more than 200 people turned out on a hot summer morning to watch construction kick off on the Museum Tower condo project in downtown’s Arts District.

The 42-story building is the tallest building started in Dallas since work began on the Cityplace Tower in the mid-1980s.

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“This will be one of the great addresses in the U.S.” said Museum Tower partner Dan Boeckman.

It’s also one of the few skyscrapers going up in the country because of the recession and credit crunch, which has cut off funds for most building.

“This tower is one of the first in the U.S. to turn the corner in the economic slowdown,” said project architect Scott Johnson.

Museum Tower is being paid for by the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System, which will own the building and plans to profit from the condo sales.
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It's going to look great with the other buildings. I never knew that Dallas was in such a high rise drought... Good to see things picking up.
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It's going to look great with the other buildings. I never knew that Dallas was in such a high rise drought... Good to see things picking up.
Only the CBD was in a drought....we got a few rehabs and one new tower [Hunt] last year. We lost a 650 footer to the economy and the Museum Tower was delayed. But in Uptown we've had 35-40 towers constructed in the last 8 years.
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Only the CBD was in a drought....we got a few rehabs and one new tower [Hunt] last year. We lost a 650 footer to the economy and the Museum Tower was delayed. But in Uptown we've had 35-40 towers constructed in the last 8 years.
Those are mainly mid-high range residential towers correct? I know towers such as the Azure and Victory Hotel have been built a little outside the CBD recently. Is Dallas' uptown on the west side of the CBD?
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Those are mainly mid-high range residential towers correct? I know towers such as the Azure and Victory Hotel have been built a little outside the CBD recently. Is Dallas' uptown on the west side of the CBD?
There are several residential towers and several office towers....I'd guess them fairly close to 50/50. Uptown is just north of the CBD.

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