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Old 02-22-2012, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Aye, I forgot all about buses.
we have better taxis downtown too

all in all. getting around DT Houston is hella easy. If you were to contract Houston and Contract Dallas packing everyone in and around the cores, Houston would EASILY win. Dallas rail makes use of a commuter system instead of just the core. Not a bad thing but you can't use 14 member cities to trump just downtown Houston
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:13 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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Downtown Dallas does look more urban. I'll give them that.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Downtown Dallas is slowly getting back on its feet. I can't wait until Downtown gets vibrant agian so I can rub it in Htown's face .
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Houston (Bellaire)
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Downtown Dallas does look more urban. I'll give them that.
Interesting...how so? I always thought the two downtowns had a very similar look and feel in person. If anything I would say Houston's CBD looks and feels larger, with Dallas's maybe being a little more tidy and aesthetically appealing. Can't really say one feels more "urban" though. Ditto for the cities as a whole actually.
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Old 02-22-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Downtown Dallas is slowly getting back on its feet. I can't wait until Downtown gets vibrant agian so I can rub it in Htown's face .
I know you love rubbing things in my face but Honey buns (I must admit I do enjoy it too) but DT Houston is improving to.

Since moving here, we got a the rail DT,
we got Discovery Green Park and an improved Market Square Park.
We got two new Groceries (Randalls is close enough).
We got a new Basket Ball arena a new Baseball stadium, and a new Soccer Stadium
We are getting 3 new rail lines
we got two new business towers, Two hotels and a couple residential towers.
We got a couple of shopping centers downtown and more restaurants
We got the new performing arts center in the Theater district
the DT branch of UH doubled their number of buildings this past ten years

I showed you mine, now wag yours in my face. Lets see how DT Dallas has changed in the last decade.
How many downtown stadiums did you get? How many towers, groceries, etc???

I think Houston will eventually outpace DT Dallas in all these things because YOU let your burbs steal your thunder
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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I know you love rubbing things in my face but Honey buns (I must admit I do enjoy it too) but DT Houston is improving to.

Since moving here, we got a the rail DT,
we got Discovery Green Park and an improved Market Square Park.
We got two new Groceries (Randalls is close enough).
We got a new Basket Ball arena a new Baseball stadium, and a new Soccer Stadium
We are getting 3 new rail lines
we got two new business towers, Two hotels and a couple residential towers.
We got a couple of shopping centers downtown and more restaurants
We got the new performing arts center in the Theater district
the DT branch of UH doubled their number of buildings this past ten years

I showed you mine, now wag yours in my face. Lets see how DT Dallas has changed in the last decade.
How many downtown stadiums did you get? How many towers, groceries, etc???

I think Houston will eventually outpace DT Dallas in all these things because YOU let your burbs steal your thunder
That's really nice Htown.

List not including resturants, stores, bars, etc.

Projects/Recently Completed Projects in the last decade (from the top of my head)

There's a number of new parks that opened in recent years. There's a couple of new parks under construction including the Klyde Warren Park (Deck Park) and Belo Park.
Museum Tower is a new condo tower under construction
Joule Hotel Expansion
Fromer Statler-Hilton Hotel/Old Librbary converstion/renovation
Elm Place Building conversion/renovation
Spire Project Urban Development
Hall Arts District Project
Planned Expansion of the trolley into Downtown
City Perfomance Hall in the Art District
Butler Bros. Building conversion/renovation
Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel
Winspear Opera House
Wyly Theater
Hunt Oil Tower
One Arts Plaza
Expansion of the Convention Center
Old Post Office conversion/renovation
New Law School coming to the Municipal Building (Old City Hall)
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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That's really nice Htown.

List not including resturants, stores, bars, etc.

Projects/Recently Completed Projects in the last decade (from the top of my head)

There's a number of new parks that opened in recent years. There's a couple of new parks under construction including the Klyde Warren Park (Deck Park) and Belo Park.
Museum Tower is a new condo tower under construction
Joule Hotel Expansion
Fromer Statler-Hilton Hotel/Old Librbary converstion/renovation
Elm Place Building conversion/renovation
Spire Project Urban Development
Hall Arts District Project
Planned Expansion of the trolley into Downtown
City Perfomance Hall in the Art District
Butler Bros. Building conversion/renovation
Omni Dallas Convention Center Hotel
Winspear Opera House
Wyly Theater
Hunt Oil Tower
One Arts Plaza
Expansion of the Convention Center
Old Post Office conversion/renovation
New Law School coming to the Municipal Building (Old City Hall)
So it is more of an urban renewal thing rather than many new developments?
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Old 02-22-2012, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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So it is more of an urban renewal thing rather than many new developments?
Yeah, I would rather renovate abandoned buildings than build newer ones. We need to deal with the older buildings first before we start building new ones. So far I like the way Dallas is going with these projects. A few of these projects are new, like the huge Spire Project 9which is still in the planning stage). Right outside of downtown there's a lot of urban developments. Uptown should be considered the new downtown due to the vibrancy and urbaninity .
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Yeah, I would rather renovate abandoned buildings than build newer ones. We need to deal with the older buildings first before we start building new ones. So far I like the way Dallas is going with these projects. A few of these projects are new, like the huge Spire Project 9which is still in the planning stage). Right outside of downtown there's a lot of urban developments. Uptown should be considered the new downtown due to the vibrancy and urbaninity .
Yes. I like using up older buildings too. but we have a very low vacancy rate downtown and we are in need of new buildings.

We have converted some of the old buildings to residentials, and we are looking to do more of that on the east side. But you do have to admit Houston got a ****load of stuff this past decade. NEW stuff.

Rail
3 stadiums
New Performing art buildings
new residentials
new parks over parking lots
etc etc

sorry, but with all this new developments you won't be rubbing anything in our faces anytime soon
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Yes. I like using up older buildings too. but we have a very low vacancy rate downtown and we are in need of new buildings.

We have converted some of the old buildings to residentials, and we are looking to do more of that on the east side. But you do have to admit Houston got a ****load of stuff this past decade. NEW stuff.

Rail
3 stadiums
New Performing art buildings
new residentials
new parks over parking lots
etc etc

sorry, but with all this new developments you won't be rubbing anything in our faces anytime soon
We've converted parking lots into parks too. Heck, we are decking a freeway to build a park between Uptown and Downtown. We have added new performing arts venues, etc. Let's say both cities have added great things to improve the downtown core.

Here's the deck park on google streetview. As of now the deck is completed. Dirt was added not to long ago and trees were planted too. You can also see Museum Tower under construction in the Art District, now the tower is topped out.

Google Maps
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