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Old Posted Aug 27, 2010, 7:49 PM
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I think I stumbled onto a gold mine. For a fan of post modern architecture, finding all of these is horribly bittersweet. I don't live in Dallas (I've never even been there) but I think that Dallas has some of the best designed skyscrapers that have never been built.

Main Place Master Plan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3170/...3b34a257_b.jpg

Lone Star

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3018/...76469a9b_b.jpg

Fountain Place Tower 2

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3047/...1fea1dea_b.jpg

Fountain Place Site Plan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/...6de9282d_b.jpg

Medial Main Place Plan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...d340ddb6_b.jpg

The First Main Place Master Plan

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/...d4b54f8c_b.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/...79d20852_o.jpg

Dallas Center

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3195/...20f88f50_b.jpg

City Place (One tower was built)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3172/...5823986b_o.jpg


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3218/...6d31a797_o.jpg

Griffin Square

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3004/...3cfd950f_o.jpg

Arts District

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3136/...f2c68152_o.jpg

Original Texas Commerce Tower (Chase Tower)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3057/...14422e24_o.jpg

Lincoln Complex

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3143/...6a91fa82_o.jpg

Original Trammel Crow Tower

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/...49d5d510_o.jpg

Cedar Maple Plaza

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3278/...549d21e8_o.jpg

Las Colinas

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/...2314c87a_o.jpg
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 4:32 AM
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I like the Lincoln Complex. It's probably getting built somewhere in China now.

The Las Colinas towers got built, other than the one which is partially off the picture on the right.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 9:46 PM
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I'm glad Fountain Place ended up only being one tower. It's much more iconic the way it is and I feel that two would be too overwhelming. The City Place complex would have been cool, but it's easy to see why it didn't get built as planned.
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Don't know if this has been posted, but see how Frank L. Wright's Rogers Lacy Hotel may have looked inside the tower on this video link. It is believed that Frank L. Wright introduced the first Hotel Tower Atrium Lobby for this Dallas proposal in 1946.

http://vimeo.com/4405978

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Here is a rarely seen skyscraper announcement for Dallas, from the 80's Downtown building boom, that hasn't been shown anywhere.

It is a sleek design of 47 stories with underground garage for 500 cars. Its location would have been wonderful for a tall building to be located, south of Commerce Street.

I believe 912 Commerce would be the surface parking lot today that is immediately south of Bank of America tower. Talk about a dynamic relationship it could have created by being next to and immediately south of the tallest skyscraper in Dallas.

This building would still today look very nice on the skyline.

This is just one clipping from my scrapbook of skyscraper announcements for Dallas. I'll see what other unique announcements I can find in there to post later.

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Old Posted Sep 10, 2010, 5:55 AM
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I'm glad some of those weren't built, but yeah, so many of those were nice. There's some more projects in Dallas that never happened I remember, that weren't posted here. I don't have those renderings anymore though. They're trapped on a fried hard drive.
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Thank's for posting skys. This one I had not seen before.
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Thank's for posting skys. This one I had not seen before.
You are welcome!

It is one that somehow didn't get captured by many people, if anyone but me!

I cut the announcement out of the paper and put it in my scrapbook so at least it is preserved for posterity.

I think it is a cool design and was another one of those Dallas building boom 80's designs that I wish could have made it to reality because it would have definitely helped pull growth south of Commerce that hasn't really happened until just recently with the Omni Hotel project being built.
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Here is an extremely unique mid-rise design proposed for Dallas' Uptown District from 1985.

It would have been a 15 story highrise built at the corner of McKinney and Maple, across from the landmark Crescent Court complex.

Extremely avant-garde in its design, the "Flatiron" building as it was known would still to this day be a landmark structure with its incredibly unique cantilevered design.

This is another cool, unique and never seen proposed Dallas' highrise building from the '80's Dallas building boom that I have preserved in my scrapbook from that period.


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^ You've got some good ones that I've never seen before. Thanks for posting!
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Sourcing Dallas Times Herald, 1988:




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^ :O The Dallas skyline would have been great if all those were built.

Here are plans for a 100 story building!


100 story Dallas skyscraper by skys the limit2, on Flickr
credits to Skysthelimit and loveall5of4@dallasmetropolis
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It's too bad that Fountain Place Two and City Place West were never built.
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The Turtle Creek development Frank Gehry - 1985




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The Turtle Creek Development, Dallas, TX. Unbuilt. Mixed-use complex with 3 towers, 8 townhouses, with 4 levels of parking underground. An oval, glass-skinned office building plus another gridded office tower and a similar residential condominium building stacked atop a 100-room hotel.
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Lone Star Plaza - 1984


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A few years ago, I spent a few days in each city, Dallas and Houston, and I don't why the skyline of Dallas is so underwhelming and blah, compared to Houston's. Yes, Founatin Place is outstanding, love it, but the rest of it?

Perhaps it's my love of buildings with curves, and Houston has an abundance of them!
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The 4.7-acre property at Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field Street is at the gateway to Uptown and is just across the highway from the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science.
Back in the 1980s, the prime property was planned for a 100-story office skyscraper.
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...ian-museum.ece
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I always thought they should finish the second tower, but make it look slightly different than the first. It would give a cathedral style of asymmetry.
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I've always liked City Place. Despite being a suburban building, I really like the detail on it.
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Boy, I really like that design. Very original with something of a "old south" feel to it. Any idea who the architect/firm was?
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Boy, I really like that design. Very original with something of a "old south" feel to it. Any idea who the architect/firm was?
Looks like a very tall version of the tower at the Fat Stock Show buildings in Ft. Worth.
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