Architecture

The Future of Dallas Walkability is Found in The Past

By Jon Anderson / May 28, 2020 / 5 Comments

If Dallas wants to build a walkable urbanscape of connected neighborhoods they can’t look to the future because the answers are in the past. Listening to developers and politicians, I’m struck by how many see walkability as something new and almost futuristic. I guess that happens when your observed memory only includes the automobile era. […]

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Walk Dallas: Parking Lots That Blight And Hold Hope

By Jon Anderson / May 11, 2020 / 3 Comments

The first “Walk Dallas” column elicited a lot of comments from people enjoying a trip through downtown. This week, I’m reverting to character and taking a similar three-mile walk through downtown looking at the ugliness of parking garages. This week’s walk also begins at the Crescent Court because part of this literal exercise is to […]

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Walk Dallas: Experience The City As You Never Will Again

By Jon Anderson / April 29, 2020 / 15 Comments

Can I walk on the Katy Trail? What day is it? Are the restrictions by first name or last name? Here’s an idea, don’t go. I haven’t walked the length of the trail in many weeks. I go elsewhere. Even if you think you know your city – your neighborhood – you don’t. I used […]

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30 Years Later, Completed AMLI Fountain Place Joins Skyline (Almost) as Henry Cobb Intended

By Heather Hunter / March 9, 2020 / 0 Comments

With cranes disappearing from Fountain Place plaza, AMLI Fountain Place nears completion. Some 30 years after I.M. Pei’s iconic tower graced the Dallas skyline, we’re finally seeing the companion building architect Henry N. Cobb always intended. Well, almost as he intended. AMLI Fountain Place a Fraternal Twin Cobb’s original design called for two identical towers, […]

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Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Frida Escobedo at Rose Family Lecture

By Heather Hunter / February 21, 2020 / 0 Comments

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, February 25 for an exciting lecture by Frida Escobedo, winner of the 2018 Serpentine Pavilion comission.

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Mary Margaret Jones Talks Downtown Park Development at Dallas Architecture Forum on February 11

By Heather Hunter / February 7, 2020 / 0 Comments

Join The Dallas Architecture Forum on Tuesday, February 11 for a lecture with landscape architect Mary Margaret Jones on the expansion of Carpenter Park.

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