(Editor’s Note: This is the second installment in a hopefully regular series from Jon Anderson, in which he dishes on the inner-workings of life in the sky. Anderson’s take on Dallas high rise living is both entertaining and educational. You can read his first installment here.)
By Jon Anderson
Driving up and down our High and increasingly Toll “ways” one can’t help but be proud of the number of housing units built for deaf and blind people. This has picked up considerably since the recession and something we can be proud of.
Or course I’m kidding about the deaf and blind, but how else can you explain the huge numbers of apartment blocks and condominiums lining our dirty and unendingly noisy six-lane thoroughfares? Otherwise, I’d be forced to think developers actually believe people with functioning ears and eyes would not only want to live facing a high-speed motorway but use a balcony overlooking it all.
Here’s just a sample…
A quick trip down Central Expressway
Easy Highway Access (Just a leap from your bedroom window).
Honey, did you really need to be in West Village THAT badly?
It’s not just rentals, condo owners can partake.
Pass the wine. WHAT??? PASS THE WINE!!! OHHHH!
A flick over Woodall Rodgers Shows We Love Our Deaf Millionaires Too!
A saunter up the Stemmons and the Tollway…
The pool deck on this baby faces the highway!
It’s SOOOOO chic to live in the Design District.
Oak Lawn’s Newest Tollway-huggers
Balconies for Juliet to Holler “ROMEO, ROMEO!!!!”
Capturing Tollway views in both directions.
I know Dallas hasn’t used up its interior (and quiet) lots when so many of them were cleared leading up to the recession. And it’s not like these new buildings are cheap housing — I’ve not even shown the Stemmons-adjacent Victory Park buildings. Residents are paying a pretty penny for awful views, windows incapable of offering fresh air without the constant thrum of traffic and balconies whose only use is for banished smokers.
Can’t we do better?