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W hotel update






small crane for Victory Plaza next to the AAC



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small crane for Victory Plaza next to the AAC



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I passed through Dallas on my way to Washington DC's union station the past two days and I saw the building. It's bigger when I thought. It will be a great addition to the skyline. Then I thought how big the other tower will be. That will be an even bigger addition to the skyline. I was looking for the Ritz Carlton crane and I seen it but didn't know for sure if it was the Ritz. Guess I was looking at the right spot lol.
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I passed through Dallas on my way to Washington DC's union station the past two days and I saw the building. It's bigger when I thought. It will be a great addition to the skyline. Then I thought how big the other tower will be. That will be an even bigger addition to the skyline. I was looking for the Ritz Carlton crane and I seen it but didn't know for sure if it was the Ritz. Guess I was looking at the right spot lol.
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Victory Park rendering showing designs on some
structures and massing on others, with 'The House
by Starck' as a focal point; Victory Plaza barely visible,
and the Icon tower(s) omitted. Bonus look at the
museum as well:






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Victory Park rendering showing designs on some
structures and massing on others, with 'The House
by Starck' as a focal point; Victory Plaza barely visible,
and the Icon tower(s) omitted. Bonus look at the
museum as well:






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Update on Lincoln's office tower @2000 McKinney

2000 McKinney (aka 2133 Olive/2112 N. Harwood) office tower by Lincoln.
20 stories vice 24 stories. 325ft.

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Update on Lincoln's office tower @2000 McKinney

2000 McKinney (aka 2133 Olive/2112 N. Harwood) office tower by Lincoln.
20 stories vice 24 stories. 325ft.

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Grapevine: hotel and indoor waterpark resort (ala Wisconsin Dells)

Posted on Wed, Sep. 14, 2005
Resort to open close to Gaylord
By DAVID WETHE
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER

Grapevine is about to get one of the hottest trends in family tourism -- a hotel stuffed with wave pools and twisty water slides that will be the first of its kind in Texas.

Great Wolf Resorts announced Tuesday that it plans to break ground this spring on a 400-suite hotel with a water park in its atrium. The six-story resort is scheduled to open in 2007 across the street from the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine, at Texas 26 and Texas 114 Business.

Great Wolf Chief Executive John Emery said his company, based in Madison, Wis., has had its eye on Grapevine for at least five months.

"We like a lot of the development that's happened in Grapevine," Emery said, pointing to the emergence of the Gaylord Texan, Bass Pro Shops and the Grapevine Mills mall. "Anyplace where there's a lot of activity tends to be good for us."

Great Wolf Lodge will feature an entertainment area of 80,000 square feet, or almost 1 1/2 football fields. The bulk of that space will be used for an indoor water park with three types of attractions: a wave pool, an activity pool for watersports such as basketball or polo, and a pool that catches people coming off its giant slides.

The entertainment area has been a terrific family draw, enabling Great Wolf to charge average daily rates of $203 with an occupancy rate of 64 percent, according to its latest quarterly filing. The price includes admission to the water park, which is for use by hotel guests only, Emery said.

"This is not a theme park you can come to for the afternoon," he said. "It gives the families staying with us exclusive use of the resort, which is what they're paying for."

By comparison, the Gaylord Texan stays 75 percent full and charges an average daily rate of $161, according to the latest quarterly filing by its parent company, Gaylord Entertainment.

The Great Wolf hotel will also include several restaurants, an arcade, a gift shop, an Aveda spa, a fitness center and an outdoor recreation area, according to the company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The 400,000-square-foot building is expected to open by summer or fall 2007, according to the filing.

The company owns six indoor water-park hotels and plans to open five more, including the one in Grapevine. Its properties range in size from 300 to 400 rooms, offering water parks between 40,000 and 100,000 square feet.

Gaylord and Great Wolf officials acknowledged that they'll be competing for customers but said that they will also generate business for each other.

"I certainly admire what Gaylord has done with the property down there," Emery said. "They do a great job with the meeting market. I actually think they're more complementary than competitive."

Gaylord isn't concerned about the new competition, said Kathryn Goldstein, a spokeswoman for the 1,511-room hotel that opened in April 2004.

"It keeps us on our toes," she said. "I think anything that puts Grapevine on the map and North Texas on the map, it's a good thing."

The vast majority of Gaylord's business comes from meetings and conventions. Great Wolf counts on vacationing families.

Indoor water-park resorts started in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., in the 1980s, providing a new winter vacation option for families. They're now sprouting to the South because even in warm markets such as Texas, outdoor water parks are seasonal.

From 1983 to 2004, 60 indoor water-park resorts opened or expanded their properties in the United States and Canada. The total market consists of more than 2 million square feet of indoor water parks attached to 15,000 hotel rooms, according to a report by U.S. Realty Consultants, which consults with many of the hoteliers building water parks.

"Lots of hoteliers are looking at doing these, and I think for many markets, there's a lot of opportunities," said David Sangree, who has done more than 90 studies of indoor water parks across the country for U.S. Realty Consulting. "But it's just a question of how many the market can handle."

Shares of Great Wolf (ticker: WOLF) fell 13 cents to $10.75 Tuesday
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Grapevine: hotel and indoor waterpark resort (ala Wisconsin Dells)

Posted on Wed, Sep. 14, 2005
Resort to open close to Gaylord
By DAVID WETHE
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFF WRITER

Grapevine is about to get one of the hottest trends in family tourism -- a hotel stuffed with wave pools and twisty water slides that will be the first of its kind in Texas.

Great Wolf Resorts announced Tuesday that it plans to break ground this spring on a 400-suite hotel with a water park in its atrium. The six-story resort is scheduled to open in 2007 across the street from the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine, at Texas 26 and Texas 114 Business.

Great Wolf Chief Executive John Emery said his company, based in Madison, Wis., has had its eye on Grapevine for at least five months.

"We like a lot of the development that's happened in Grapevine," Emery said, pointing to the emergence of the Gaylord Texan, Bass Pro Shops and the Grapevine Mills mall. "Anyplace where there's a lot of activity tends to be good for us."

Great Wolf Lodge will feature an entertainment area of 80,000 square feet, or almost 1 1/2 football fields. The bulk of that space will be used for an indoor water park with three types of attractions: a wave pool, an activity pool for watersports such as basketball or polo, and a pool that catches people coming off its giant slides.

The entertainment area has been a terrific family draw, enabling Great Wolf to charge average daily rates of $203 with an occupancy rate of 64 percent, according to its latest quarterly filing. The price includes admission to the water park, which is for use by hotel guests only, Emery said.

"This is not a theme park you can come to for the afternoon," he said. "It gives the families staying with us exclusive use of the resort, which is what they're paying for."

By comparison, the Gaylord Texan stays 75 percent full and charges an average daily rate of $161, according to the latest quarterly filing by its parent company, Gaylord Entertainment.

The Great Wolf hotel will also include several restaurants, an arcade, a gift shop, an Aveda spa, a fitness center and an outdoor recreation area, according to the company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The 400,000-square-foot building is expected to open by summer or fall 2007, according to the filing.

The company owns six indoor water-park hotels and plans to open five more, including the one in Grapevine. Its properties range in size from 300 to 400 rooms, offering water parks between 40,000 and 100,000 square feet.

Gaylord and Great Wolf officials acknowledged that they'll be competing for customers but said that they will also generate business for each other.

"I certainly admire what Gaylord has done with the property down there," Emery said. "They do a great job with the meeting market. I actually think they're more complementary than competitive."

Gaylord isn't concerned about the new competition, said Kathryn Goldstein, a spokeswoman for the 1,511-room hotel that opened in April 2004.

"It keeps us on our toes," she said. "I think anything that puts Grapevine on the map and North Texas on the map, it's a good thing."

The vast majority of Gaylord's business comes from meetings and conventions. Great Wolf counts on vacationing families.

Indoor water-park resorts started in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., in the 1980s, providing a new winter vacation option for families. They're now sprouting to the South because even in warm markets such as Texas, outdoor water parks are seasonal.

From 1983 to 2004, 60 indoor water-park resorts opened or expanded their properties in the United States and Canada. The total market consists of more than 2 million square feet of indoor water parks attached to 15,000 hotel rooms, according to a report by U.S. Realty Consultants, which consults with many of the hoteliers building water parks.

"Lots of hoteliers are looking at doing these, and I think for many markets, there's a lot of opportunities," said David Sangree, who has done more than 90 studies of indoor water parks across the country for U.S. Realty Consulting. "But it's just a question of how many the market can handle."

Shares of Great Wolf (ticker: WOLF) fell 13 cents to $10.75 Tuesday
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Resort planned for Grapevine
Wisconsin firm to build 400-suite hotel with indoor water park
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News

A Wisconsin hotel and water park operator plans to build a 400-room resort in Grapevine.

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. of Madison said Tuesday that it will break ground next spring on its 400,000-square-foot project on State Highway 26 north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The six-story family resort will be located south of the huge Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and near the Grapevine Mills mall.

Although the Gaylord complex is in Texas and Southwestern styles, the Great Wolf Lodge will be constructed in a "north woods" theme, with a log exterior and giant totem poles out front.

Along with 400 hotel suites, the complex will have an 80,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area with a water park, arcade, spa, fitness facility, restaurants and gift shops.

"The central location near Dallas and Fort Worth, and adjacent to the D/FW Airport makes Grapevine a very strategic location in this region," John Emery, Great Wolf Resorts' chief executive officer, said in a statement. "Great Wolf Lodge will complement Grapevine as an emerging upscale entertainment destination."

The resort is scheduled to open in the summer or fall of 2007. Cushman & Wakefield of Texas arranged the purchase of the land.

An agreement between the city of Grapevine and Great Wolf is scheduled for a vote at next Tuesday's council meeting.

City officials would not say what might be part of the agreement.

"We are more than pleased to have them in our city if things get worked out," said acting City Manager Bruno Rumbelow.

Great Wolf Resorts is currently building four theme resorts and is expanding two others. The company operates complexes in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and Virginia.

At its Wisconsin lodge, nightly rates range from $269 for the smallest suite to almost $700 for a condo.

Great Wolf Resorts bills itself as the "nation's largest owner, operator and developer of drive-to family resorts featuring indoor water parks."

"Mostly we have families who come and stay with us, usually for two or three days," said company spokeswoman Erin Ruppenthal. "Most of our guests will come from a 300-mile radius."
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Another related article:

Resort planned for Grapevine
Wisconsin firm to build 400-suite hotel with indoor water park
12:00 AM CDT on Wednesday, September 14, 2005
By STEVE BROWN / The Dallas Morning News

A Wisconsin hotel and water park operator plans to build a 400-room resort in Grapevine.

Great Wolf Resorts Inc. of Madison said Tuesday that it will break ground next spring on its 400,000-square-foot project on State Highway 26 north of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

The six-story family resort will be located south of the huge Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center and near the Grapevine Mills mall.

Although the Gaylord complex is in Texas and Southwestern styles, the Great Wolf Lodge will be constructed in a "north woods" theme, with a log exterior and giant totem poles out front.

Along with 400 hotel suites, the complex will have an 80,000-square-foot indoor entertainment area with a water park, arcade, spa, fitness facility, restaurants and gift shops.

"The central location near Dallas and Fort Worth, and adjacent to the D/FW Airport makes Grapevine a very strategic location in this region," John Emery, Great Wolf Resorts' chief executive officer, said in a statement. "Great Wolf Lodge will complement Grapevine as an emerging upscale entertainment destination."

The resort is scheduled to open in the summer or fall of 2007. Cushman & Wakefield of Texas arranged the purchase of the land.

An agreement between the city of Grapevine and Great Wolf is scheduled for a vote at next Tuesday's council meeting.

City officials would not say what might be part of the agreement.

"We are more than pleased to have them in our city if things get worked out," said acting City Manager Bruno Rumbelow.

Great Wolf Resorts is currently building four theme resorts and is expanding two others. The company operates complexes in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Kansas and Virginia.

At its Wisconsin lodge, nightly rates range from $269 for the smallest suite to almost $700 for a condo.

Great Wolf Resorts bills itself as the "nation's largest owner, operator and developer of drive-to family resorts featuring indoor water parks."

"Mostly we have families who come and stay with us, usually for two or three days," said company spokeswoman Erin Ruppenthal. "Most of our guests will come from a 300-mile radius."
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Another rendering (courtesy of a greengrass.com forumer at DFWU forum) of the base of the first mid-rise going up at 'Arts Plaza.' This building and immediate surrounds is known as 'One Arts Plaza':




This rendering, from the same source, shows the new arts venues in the mid-ground and just the first building set going up at 'Arts Plaza' in the background. One of a few planned to go up:

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Another rendering (courtesy of a greengrass.com forumer at DFWU forum) of the base of the first mid-rise going up at 'Arts Plaza.' This building and immediate surrounds is known as 'One Arts Plaza':




This rendering, from the same source, shows the new arts venues in the mid-ground and just the first building set going up at 'Arts Plaza' in the background. One of a few planned to go up:

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Anyone know anything about this bridge? Renderings, pictures? Skyscrapers.com is starting to add bridges now and this one, and the one posted earlier in this thread, (the one crossing I-30), these should be added to the site.

Woodall Rogers Extension Bridge

Main span length - 1,279.53 feet - (390 meters)
Total length - 1,870.08 feet - (570 meters)
Pylon height - 400 feet - (122 meters)

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Anyone know anything about this bridge? Renderings, pictures? Skyscrapers.com is starting to add bridges now and this one, and the one posted earlier in this thread, (the one crossing I-30), these should be added to the site.

Woodall Rogers Extension Bridge

Main span length - 1,279.53 feet - (390 meters)
Total length - 1,870.08 feet - (570 meters)
Pylon height - 400 feet - (122 meters)

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Has a height figure from Arts Plaza ever come out yet? From the renderings it looks like it could be up to 300 ft.
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Has a height figure from Arts Plaza ever come out yet? From the renderings it looks like it could be up to 300 ft.
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