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Old 01-10-2012, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Pretty bridge, however, most people including myself have mixed emotions about it.

Its kinda overkill if you ask me.

A bridge of this magnitude belongs in a different city with a larger (MUCH larger) body of water, not Dallas over the dried up creek bed that is the Trinity.

It would even look ridiculous in Fort Worth & their Trinity River project is eons ahead of Dallas'.

I can think of more useful things that money could have paid for.

 
Old 01-10-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Originally Posted by Metro Matt View Post
Pretty bridge, however, most people including myself have mixed emotions about it.

Its kinda overkill if you ask me.

A bridge of this magnitude belongs in a different city with a larger (MUCH larger) body of water, not Dallas over the dried up creek bed that is the Trinity.

It would even look ridiculous in Fort Worth & their Trinity River project is eons ahead of Dallas'.

I can think of more useful things that money could have paid for.
Sort of but know one compains about Lady Bird Lake in Austin. The whole point really isn't the bridge but the Trinity River projects as a whole. I think its a nice addition only is they get water under that bridge ASAP.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Sort of but know one compains about Lady Bird Lake in Austin. The whole point really isn't the bridge but the Trinity River projects as a whole. I think its a nice addition only is they get water under that bridge ASAP.
Yeah, I wish they would have stated on the lakes already.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 08:49 PM
 
Location: texas
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Looks like the Bridge is just now beginning to be lit...

Watch the progress from the Trinity Webcam link for the bridge from the TRC website.



It is quite beautiful
 
Old 01-10-2012, 09:00 PM
 
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This bridge is just another tacky addition to the Dallas skyline. (Hello, are you listening Omni?!). Sometimes less is more.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Pretty bridge, however, most people including myself have mixed emotions about it.

Its kinda overkill if you ask me.

A bridge of this magnitude belongs in a different city with a larger (MUCH larger) body of water, not Dallas over the dried up creek bed that is the Trinity.

It would even look ridiculous in Fort Worth & their Trinity River project is eons ahead of Dallas'.

I can think of more useful things that money could have paid for.
....you've got to be kidding me!!!!!!...Nobody is complaining about the money it took anymore(that was at least two years ago!!).When people see this thing lit up at night the focus will not be on how much water is running under it trust me.Your mix emotions are coming from your brain having a hard time grasping something to bash. Get over it Dallas is doing everything it needs to do to become a more interesting city....For some odd reason you Hate that...why?...No one will ever know. But I do know that The face of Dallas is changing for the good. Its so refreshing and impressive to see how all of the things that Dallas has planned for the last 12 years is coming to fruition.Dallas is really turning into the city it set out to be...And people hate that...I love it.

Notable districts created since 2000

*West Village
*Harwood International
*Victory park
*AT&T Performing Arts Center-Arts District
*Lower Oaklawn-Design District

Notable single developments built since 2000

*Magaret Hunt Hill Bridge
*Trinity Audubon center(did i spell that right?)
*Latino Cultural Center
*American Airlines Center
*Hunt Tower
*The Merc
*NorthPark Expansion-Yes it counts.That Mall has Totally changed!
*Convention Center Hotel-UNTOUCHABLE!!!
*Woodall Rodgers Deck park-Game changer
*Museum Tower-
*Museum of Nature & Science-NOTHING like it in Texas
*The creation of the Green Line
*The creation of the Orange line-TO DFW AIRPORT!!!!!!!!!
*Parkland Hospital-Largest in the world.
*Trinity Lakes...oops!!...not quite

Dallas is on its way to play with the Big boys....oh and the other two bridges over the "Ditch" are now also fully funded. Metro Matt you can start two brand new threads complaining about what we should've done with the money instead(the bridges will still be built)....See...Now you have TWO new bridges to freshly start hating.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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....you've got to be kidding me!!!!!!...Nobody is complaining about the money it took anymore(that was at least two years ago!!).When people see this thing lit up at night the focus will not be on how much water is running under it trust me.Your mix emotions are coming from your brain having a hard time grasping something to bash. Get over it Dallas is doing everything it needs to do to become a more interesting city....For some odd reason you Hate that...why?...No one will ever know. But I do know that The face of Dallas is changing for the good. Its so refreshing and impressive to see how all of the things that Dallas has planned for the last 12 years is coming to fruition.Dallas is really turning into the city it set out to be...And people hate that...I love it.

Notable districts created since 2000

*West Village
*Harwood International
*Victory park
*AT&T Performing Arts Center-Arts District
*Lower Oaklawn-Design District

Notable single developments built since 2000

*Magaret Hunt Hill Bridge
*Trinity Audubon center(did i spell that right?)
*Latino Cultural Center
*American Airlines Center
*Hunt Tower
*The Merc
*NorthPark Expansion-Yes it counts.That Mall has Totally changed!
*Convention Center Hotel-UNTOUCHABLE!!!
*Woodall Rodgers Deck park-Game changer
*Museum Tower-
*Museum of Nature & Science-NOTHING like it in Texas
*The creation of the Green Line
*The creation of the Orange line-TO DFW AIRPORT!!!!!!!!!
*Parkland Hospital-Largest in the world.
*Trinity Lakes...oops!!...not quite

Dallas is on its way to play with the Big boys....oh and the other two bridges over the "Ditch" are now also fully funded. Metro Matt you can start two brand new threads complaining about what we should've done with the money instead(the bridges will still be built)....See...Now you have TWO new bridges to freshly start hating.
You forgot about the W Hotel, Expansion of the Arts District (Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre), The Renovation of the former Statler-Hilton Hotel, The renovation of Elm Place, etc.

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Old 01-10-2012, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I like the bridge, but agree that it's a little weird with the lakes not yet being built underneath. Hopefully the rest of the project will move along swiftly.
 
Old 01-10-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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You forgot about the W Hotel, Expansion of the Arts District (Winspear Opera House and Wyly Theatre), The Renovation of the former Statler-Hilton Hotel, The renovation of Elm Place, etc.
I thought about listing the W seperate but said naw since it was part of Victory Park.The reason I listed th American Airlines Center is because it is indeed more notable than the W (to me).

I did list the AT&T Performance Arts Center which includes The Winspear and The Wyly.

The Statler and Elm Place are going to be great additions to downtown,but unfortunately those two havent started construction yet so to me they were not qualified to make this list yet(maybe next year).
And That also says alot about the momentum of change in Dallas. We have projects waiting to start construction....Dallas is officially......... "THE SH*T"!!!!
 
Old 01-10-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I thought about listing the W seperate but said naw since it was part of Victory Park.The reason I listed th American Airlines Center is because it is indeed more notable than the W (to me).

I did list the AT&T Performance Arts Center which includes The Winspear and The Wyly.

The Statler and Elm Place are going to be great additions to downtown,but unfortunately those two havent started construction yet so to me they were not qualified to make this list yet(maybe next year).
And That also says alot about the momentum of change in Dallas. We have projects waiting to start construction....Dallas is officially......... "THE SH*T"!!!!
I was scanning your post so I didn't see the AT&T performing arts center. The old Statler Hilton renovation is under construction.
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