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Old 08-05-2013, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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The skyscraper isn't the way even in Houston. Most of what is being built in the area is of the campus variety. Did you know that Brown and Root built a campus like development east of downtown Houston over forty years ago? It now sits almost abandoned. Where is Brown and Root now? In another campus in west Houston. And what did Chevron call its new complex of skyscrapers in downtown Houston? Why, they called it a campus.

Skyscrapers will still be built in and around the downtown area of Dallas the way they should be. Just on occasion and in spirts.

I can see ATT building a rather small headquarters in downtown Dallas or in Uptown and a rather large campus out in, well, the Telecom Corridor.
AT&T's downtown HQ takes up 4 buildings. So, if they replaced their HQ totally, it would be a large building. AT&T isn't moving out of downtown anytime soon. They said they are committed to downtown.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:10 PM
 
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AT&T's downtown HQ takes up 4 buildings. So, if they replaced their HQ totally, it would be a large building. AT&T isn't moving out of downtown anytime soon. They said they are committed to downtown.
Okay, but being committed to downtown doesn't mean that the majority of the company can't move elsewhere. The momentum right now seems to be out in the Telecom Corridor. ATT is a telecom company. Keeping a small headquarters based in either downtown or Uptown and the majority of the company based in the telecom corridor would seem ideal.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Okay, but being committed to downtown doesn't mean that the majority of the company can't move elsewhere. The momentum right now seems to be out in the Telecom Corridor. ATT is a telecom company. Keeping a small headquarters based in either downtown or Uptown and the majority of the company based in the telecom corridor would seem ideal.
Binkyman, if they wanted to be there, they would have moved there when they came from San Antonio.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:40 PM
 
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Binkyman, if they wanted to be there, they would have moved there when they came from San Antonio.
Isn't that complex downtown too far from the light rail line? And aren't three of those buildings quite old? I mean, all of those buildings are old, but three of them are like ancient. Let me go check them out on google.
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:56 AM
 
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AT&T already leases several offices in the telecom corridor; they are mostly terrible buildings imo - no parking garages, very limited amenities. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them are closed in the next 10 years because they don't have the amenities that are part of AT&T's future live/work cultural plans. If not closed, they will need some renovations.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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AT&T - think SWBell - isn't going to abandon their buildings in downtown Dallas. That includes three large parking garages as well. And those buildings in Richardson include some DSL/uVerse support facility. They may expand the telecom area but it's a downtown company. And that those buildings are three streets over from the DART rail is not a problem for ATT. Just don't be late.
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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this sounds like a broken record...this pattern has been reversed.
Yes I agree, but...

Some companies still haven't got the memo, and the reversal is recent. I think population trends are reversing too. The 2020 census data is going to be really interesting.

Urban shift has Americans bidding farewell to suburbs - Video on TODAY.com
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:32 AM
 
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A corporate campus in the works for downtown:

Council committee moves forward on Reunion Arena land swap with Hunt/Woodbine | City Hall Blog

"...The working plan appears to be some sort of corporate campus with residences and entertainment mixed in"
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Old 08-06-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Skyscrapers will still be built in and around the downtown area of Dallas the way they should be. Just on occasion and in spirts.
I hope you're right, but how much longer must this great city wait? It's literally been decades since the last truly significant (IMO) skyscraper was built downtown. I'm not counting Museum Tower as it's residential.
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Isn't that complex downtown too far from the light rail line? And aren't three of those buildings quite old? I mean, all of those buildings are old, but three of them are like ancient. Let me go check them out on google.
My mom works at the AT&T HQ. They moved her from the Whitacre Tower (One AT&T Plaza) to Four AT&T Plaza. I went inside of Four AT&T Plaza and I could tell it was recently renovated. The floor my mother worked on looked pretty modern. (Four AT&T was constructed in 1948)

Two of them are really old, the other two were built in the 80s.
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