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Old Posted Feb 21, 2012, 3:33 PM
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From This Moment Forward, Woodall Rodgers Deck Park Will Be Known As Klyde Warren Park
By Robert Wilonsky
Sun., Feb. 19 2012

​Behind the paywall this morning is The News's exclusive concerning "stealth billionaire" (Band Name Alert™) Kelcy Warren's purchase of the naming rights for the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, which henceforth shall be known as Klyde Warren Park -- so named for the Energy Transfer Equity CEO and chair 's 9-year-old son. The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board followed up shortly after that trumpet blast with The Official Announcement, which follows. Says Jody Grant, chairman of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation Board: "A father naming the park after his son sends a strong message that this park will be a green oasis for all children to play, dream and learn."

Warren, recently ranked as No. 655 on Forbes's list of the world's billionaires , is also owner of Music Road Records down in Austin, a partnership with none other than musician Jimmy LaFave and engineer Fred Remmert ; and the man behind the Cherokee Creek Music Festival , an annual all-star kids-charity fundraiser held at the Los Valles Ranch in Cherokee. Oh -- and he's the guy who owns the sprawling $30-million estate on Park Lane, between Inwood and the Dallas North Tollway, profiled in The Wall Street Journal in the fall of 2010 ; our old pal Allison V. Smith took the slide show.

The News's story says Warren donated untold millions ('round $10 mil, most folks guess) to ensure there'd be good music in the deck park; Warren tells Chery Hall, "I thought, 'Wouldn't it be great if there was a classy place where people could listen to music and where music could influence children's lives?'" The piece also says Klyde can and will intern in the park till he's 21; kid's gonna have to work for his dad's donation.

"This park is going to have such a positive impact on our city as a major center of activity," Warren says in the morning's release. "As a father, my hope is that families from throughout the Metroplex and beyond will enjoy the park. As a native Texan, and someone who has lived and worked in Dallas for many years, I am so pleased that my son and I are able to play a role in bringing this incredible asset to our city."

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfa...ward_wooda.php


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Old Posted Feb 21, 2012, 10:18 PM
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Klyde Warren Park (aka Woodall Rodgers Park)





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Old Posted Feb 21, 2012, 11:30 PM
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It's a pity they never finished Main Place as it was contemplated.

What are they going to do with the old Statler-Hilton?
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2012, 11:54 AM
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I thought these pics from BigD5349 would be appropriate here

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Old Posted Mar 7, 2012, 3:20 PM
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Holy crap, thats effing insane. Way to go Dallas.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 12:06 AM
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Will look even better when the apartments are built on top of the parking garage in the foreground and the Pelli project kicks off in the grassy lot across the street from it.
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Old Posted Mar 8, 2012, 4:38 AM
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Wait, what Pelli project?
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Wait, what Pelli project?
Cesar Pelli chosen to design Crescent's Uptown project

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Dallas Business Journal by Candace Carlisle, Staff Writer Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 10:20am CST

Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC has chosen famed architect Cesar Pelli to develop its 600,000-square-foot, mixed-use high-rise project on its 3.1-acre site in Uptown Dallas.

Pelli's Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects was chosen after an extensive selection process.

"We exercised a tremendous amount of care in selecting a design architect," said John Goff, chairman and CEO of Crescent, in a written statement. "Out of an elite group of 12 initial candidates, Pelli Clarke Pelli ultimately took the lead with a vision that will undoubtedly make this development the best mixed-use project in our region."

Pelli has designed throughout the world for projects, such as the World Financial Center in New York, the Petronas Towers in Malaysia and the International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. The architect has won more than 200 awards for design excellence.

"It was clear from the beginning that we shared the same vision as Crescent in developing this incredible Uptown Dallas site," Pelli said. "Dallas is a market that is respected for its innovation around the world, and we believe that its architecture should reflect that."

The development — at McKinney Avenue near Cedar Springs, adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Dallas Hotel — has initially been designed to include 400,000 square feet of office, 60,000 square feet of retail and 50 luxury residences.
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A couple of pictures of the celebration surrounding the new downtown bridge. Ron

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Old Posted Mar 21, 2012, 4:10 AM
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Both of these images in HDR format are courtesy of TexasStar on the Dallas Metropolis forum.

The first is of the new, still under construction, urban Deck Park with its new trees in full spring mode with Museum Tower towering over it.

The second image is a vista on McKinney Avenue in the heart of the Uptown/Downtown corridor; Museum Tower rises magnificently on the left hand side of the screen.

New towers planned to rise in the upcoming months in the same general vicinity as the 2nd image include the Cesar Pelli Towers (twin towers as currently planned with one around 20+ stories and the other 30+ stories), the VII Tower by Harwood International at around 29 to 30 stories, the newly announced with fall groundbreaking of the mixed-use KDC Tower at 23 stories, a 19 story Uptown apartment building planned to go on top of an existing multi-level parking garage, and resumption of the 22 story Stoneleigh Terrace residential building. Additionally on the south side of Woodall, Spire Realty is making noise about possibly starting either its 21 story or 33 story tower as well.






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Old Posted Mar 21, 2012, 4:53 AM
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Man, Dallas is looking sharp.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 9:20 AM
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Harwood International plans new apartments, retail and offices



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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:25 PM
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Could this be an indication that the next phase is imminent ?
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2012, 5:39 PM
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A lot of filler buildings are good to see, maybe once the city is denser, the need for actual skyscrapers will arise
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2012, 2:03 AM
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Could this be an indication that the next phase is imminent ?
Sorry about the paywall, but the article is an actual announcement for the Blue Ciel(31 story residential) and VII(27 story office) with an urban shopping block and plaza connecting the two.

a handful of cities in the world NEED to build true tall skyscrapers. Its usually a choice by developers outside of the largest, height density cities. In that sense, Dallas will never need to build actual skyscrapers.
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 9:34 PM
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Work underway on Stoneleigh residential tower

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11:06 AM on Fri., Mar. 23, 2012

Work underway on Stoneleigh residential tower

For the first time in almost four years construction crews are back at work at the Stoneleigh Tower Residences in Dallas' Uptown district.

Work on the 22-story condo building slammed to a halt in 2008 when the recession hit and the developers couldn't get financing to continue.

The current owner - developer Mehrdad Moayedi - bought the partly constructed high-rise out of bankruptcy in 2010. He recently got a $25.3 million loan from Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. to finish the project.

On Friday morning construction workers were on the site and a construction elevator was in place on the front of the 75-unit luxury residential building.
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/ar...eleigh-re.html
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Old Posted Mar 26, 2012, 10:36 PM
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I noticed this! Great to see. This area of Dallas is going to blow up.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2012, 7:39 AM
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I went to Dallas on sunday and was really amazed to see all the progress going on, sort of like a mimi Manhattan with Uptown connecting to downtown. Stop at Iron Cactus while I was there, I would say the food was ok but disappointed with the cost and service. A $40 buffet for two sounds a little expensive but didn't complain, seems they were doing the best they can. After lunch walked around then at some hotel behide the Joule one of the guest or valet parking guy got into a car and rammed the back of it and took off. Anyway here are a few and plan to take some more in May.













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