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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:24 AM   #21
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good to see the project following smoothly. Can't wait to see it completed, it will be gorgeous!
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Old May 9th, 2008, 07:32 PM   #22
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Good project principally. I would have prefered it to look more urban and some clearer generel structure, maybe with all those cultural building forming together a pedestrianized center of this new art district.

Of course thats a question of personal taste though.


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Claiming Dallas to become the very worldwide center of arts is obviously way over the top. Its pretty much impossible that it could even dreaming of beating heavyweigths like New York or Paris. I believe that Vienna can dare to risk a comparison as well. But thats not the point anyway, is it? One does not need to be very center of the world to be of significance.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #23
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Claiming Dallas to become the very worldwide center of arts is obviously way over the top. Its pretty much impossible that it could even dreaming of beating heavyweigths like New York or Paris. I believe that Vienna can dare to risk a comparison as well. But thats not the point anyway, is it? One does not need to be very center of the world to be of significance.
Having lived in New Braunfels, TX, now currently residing in Copenhagen and travelling all over the world, I can only say, that the Dallas projects look awesome, however, such plans and ambitions are realized or in the pipe-line all over the world these days. Just take a look at the Copenhagen thread below for instance
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Old May 10th, 2008, 01:20 AM   #24
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The Dallas arts scene needs to catch up with Houston first. They're on the right track though.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 08:32 AM   #25
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The Dallas arts scene needs to catch up with Houston first. They're on the right track though.
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right, Houston has to borrow its art scene, ive been there an seen it, Dallas is caught up if not past it already.
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:20 AM   #26
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Old June 17th, 2008, 07:31 AM   #27
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Old June 17th, 2008, 10:03 AM   #28
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A bit Utzon-like.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 02:11 AM   #29
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Old July 1st, 2008, 02:38 AM   #30
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JPI Realtors is building new apartments on the site next to One Arts Tower, ground work just kicked off.

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Old July 30th, 2008, 07:47 AM   #31
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Builders flip the script to construct Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas
11:30 PM CDT on Tuesday, July 29, 2008

By JENNI BEAUCHAMP / The Dallas Morning News
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Designers of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre boast that when it opens next year, it will be one of the most innovative theaters in the world.

But getting there has required some innovative construction methods.

The 10-story building (plus three underground levels) is being built from the top down. That's because most of the Wyly's floors sit – indeed, seem to float – atop what will be its airy, glass-sheathed auditorium.

Building the facility in the conventional way – from the ground up – just wasn't possible, said Jeff Wagner, senior project manager for McCarthy Building Companies, the project's general contractor.

"If we built this in another sequence, the building would want to pull itself apart," he said.

"This is a high-rise theater. I don't think there is any other in the world."

The floor of the theater includes a series of movable platforms that can be raised and lowered during events.

These platforms, Mr. Wagner said, "cannot support the weight of construction equipment, lifts or scaffolding" needed to build the higher floors. So that "high work" had to be finished before completion of the theater space.

The glass-enclosed theater is held up on three sides by thin, angled concrete beams. The fourth side is the enclosure's one solid wall.

Until those beams could be poured and set, six huge steel supports had to be erected to hold up the construction above.

Once the concrete beams were in place, the steel supports were no longer needed. They came down this month.

It took the contractors several drafts to come up with a plan for carrying out the dramatic vision of the building's architects, Rem Koolhaas and Joshua Prince-Ramus.

"This is far and away my most complicated project," Mr. Wagner said. "The biggest hurdle was trying to engineer how to construct the structure. We didn't anticipate the duration or complexity that would require. We modified our plan ... 50 times."

The theater chamber, with a seating capacity of 600, will be blacked out for performances, using electric shades on tracks built into the glass. The shades are patterned; on the inside, the audience will see a forest motif. On the outside will be a pattern of folded silver curtains.

"They wanted a very intimate stage. They want you to feel really, really special when you are in here. And you will," Mr. Wagner said.

Also under construction in the Dallas Arts District is the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House.

With the completion of the Winspear and the Wyly, Dallas will be the world's only city with four buildings in a contiguous block all designed by winners of the Pritzker Prize, one of architecture's most prestigious awards:

•Mr. Koolhaas (the Wyly)

•Norman Foster (the Winspear)

•I.M. Pei (the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center)

•Renzo Piano (the Nasher Sculpture Center)

A fifth Pritzker winner, Thom Mayne, is designing the Perot Museum of Nature & Science in nearby Victory Park.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #32
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I didn't mean my last post to be insulting. Houston's Theatre District is quite impressive, and Dallas will likely surpass it once all these projects are completed. I'll stay respectful though, regarding Chicago's arts scene.
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Old July 31st, 2008, 01:48 AM   #33
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This development is really changing the downtown area of Dallas, is looking awesome.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #34
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Old August 25th, 2008, 09:06 AM   #35
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Some Photos I took this weekend

3 buildings designed by Pritzker Winning Architects in one shot.....awesome




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Old August 25th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #36
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:06 PM   #37
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Billingsley Co. plans second high-rise in Dallas' downtown Arts District.
10:45 PM CDT on Wednesday, August 27, 2008
By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News
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Developer Billingsley Co. is finalizing plans for its second high-rise in Dallas' downtown Arts District. Two Arts Plaza will include more office and retail space, condos plus loft-style residences on the lower floors and an urban park. "The next one will be a little more feminine than the first building but still contemporary and true to the neighborhood," said developer Lucy Billingsley.

Earlier this year, she finished the $150 million, 24-story One Arts Plaza at Routh and Flora streets. The second building will be just north of One Arts Plaza at Routh and Woodall Rodgers Freeway. The most eye-catching addition to the project will be a park and retail complex with swooping lawns and landscaping.

At the base of the new high-rise, Billingsley Co. plans to construct a five-story building with loft residences overlooking the park. Two Arts Plaza was designed by architect Morrison Seifert Murphy, which also did the first tower. A marketing center is expected to open in October to seek residents and office tenants for the new tower.

"The whole aim is to get a lead office tenant and let it roll," Ms. Billingsley said. "We'll take the risk and build the condos. "We are not dreaming with this – we are just trying to get a deal done." Construction is to begin next year. The initial building kicked off the Arts District building boom and is now almost fully leased to office tenants including 7-Eleven Inc. and law firm Thompson Knight. And all the lower-level retail space has been rented. More than two-thirds of the condos at the top of the tower have been sold.
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Old August 28th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #38
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Old August 28th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #39
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Old August 29th, 2008, 04:13 AM   #40
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