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Old 08-05-2010, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Show live shots on Channel 8 News with a crowd of 20 people screaming in dramatized excitement at the camera.
Donald Trump should buy Victory Park, he would know what to do.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Show live shots on Channel 8 News with a crowd of 20 people screaming in dramatized excitement at the camera.
LMAO...I think the biggest problem with Dallas is the city comes up with these huge projects but the projects offer no substance. Dallas could have easily reviatalize the West End a historic area of Dallas that actually has substance. Downtown Dallas could have been revitalzie by making it more people friendly, converting vacant buildings into condos, adding resturants and shops etc. Once downtown is Dallas alive and well than you move into the major projects like TRV and uptown expansion.

All of the above is what Fort Worth has done and it has been a great success for the city.
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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LMAO...I think the biggest problem with Dallas is the city comes up with these huge projects but the projects offer no substance. Dallas could have easily reviatalize the West End a historic area of Dallas that actually has substance. Downtown Dallas could have been revitalzie by making it more people friendly, converting vacant buildings into condos, adding resturants and shops etc. Once downtown is Dallas alive and well than you move into the major projects like TRV and uptown expansion.

All of the above is what Fort Worth has done and it has been a great success for the city.
I rather have a empty Victory Park than a old ugly power plant.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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I rather have a empty Victory Park than a old ugly power plant.
Spoken like a true Dallasite
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Old 08-05-2010, 03:27 PM
 
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Lets just hope this isn't going to be another pretty Downtown Dallas building that will be sitting empty for awhile. Hopefully its proximity to Uptown & the Woodall Rogers Park Deck will give it a boost. *crosses fingers*

Are they going to do away with that surface lot & turn it into a parking garage or build one across the street?
The surface lot is going to stay there... it's not part of the project (hopefully a new museum or arts building somewhere down the line). Parking for Museum Tower will be below ground, under the tower.

Museum Tower Dallas: Site Plan (http://www.museumtowerdallas.com/Architecture/SitePlan.aspx - broken link)
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Old 08-05-2010, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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The surface lot is going to stay there... it's not part of the project (hopefully a new museum or arts building somewhere down the line). Parking for Museum Tower will be below ground, under the tower.

Museum Tower Dallas: Site Plan (http://www.museumtowerdallas.com/Architecture/SitePlan.aspx - broken link)
I thought the surface lot was apart of the project, I guess I was wrong.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:19 PM
 
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I thought the surface lot was apart of the project, I guess I was wrong.
No. In fact, the lot was recently improved with new paving and landscaping and it looks quite nice (for a surface lot). It's commonly used for valet and special event parking at the surrounding museums.
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Old 08-06-2010, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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I'm watching the giant backhoes scooping up dirt from the site onto dump trucks out my office window right now. That part alone looks like it's going to take a while.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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LMAO...I think the biggest problem with Dallas is the city comes up with these huge projects but the projects offer no substance. Dallas could have easily reviatalize the West End a historic area of Dallas that actually has substance. Downtown Dallas could have been revitalzie by making it more people friendly, converting vacant buildings into condos, adding resturants and shops etc. Once downtown is Dallas alive and well than you move into the major projects like TRV and uptown expansion.

All of the above is what Fort Worth has done and it has been a great success for the city.
Downtown Dallas has been revitalizing for the past 15 years. They have been converting vacant office buildings into condos. That's why the downtown population has grown over this past decade. They've also added restaurants in this same time span. They also have a new and improve arts district in downtown Dallas. Please don't compare Fort Worth to Dallas. Fort Worth's core is tiny compared to Dallas nor do they have the amount of neighborhoods that Dallas has. What Fort Worth has done is different than what Dallas has done because they are two different cities.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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What is Dallas going to do to fix "Victory Park". This should be a top priority for the city considering the project had millions invested in it.
they should do nothing with it. Leave that in the hands of the developer and that has changed hands. VP's better days are ahead of them now that they are going a different route. They tried to build a luxurious wealthy trap from scratch and it didn't work. I don't think that would work in any city including London and New York. So now they are changing their business and building that museum will be a start.
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