Architecture

Dallas Architecture Forum Hosts Lecture From Renowned Architect Jason Long

By Candy's Dirt / October 16, 2020 / 0 Comments

From Staff Reports The Dallas Architecture forum will host Jason Long, a partner at the international firm OMA, for a lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20, via Zoom. In Dallas, Long’s firm is known for the Wyly Theater at AT&T Performing Arts Center, a winning proposal for The Connected City (a proposal to […]

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Jon Anderson: Another Project Threatens to Kill The Dallas Skyline (Again)

By Jon Anderson / October 14, 2020 / 17 Comments

Earlier in the week, I wrote a column about Dallas ruining its skyline. It struck a chord with tens of thousands of readers. That column resulted in a tip on a case hitting Plan Commission on Thursday that illustrates my point of Dallas not caring about its surroundings. Case Z190-226 is a trio of parcels […]

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Jon Anderson: It Took Dallas 12 Years to Kill a Skyline

By Jon Anderson / October 12, 2020 / 24 Comments

When people hear about “view protection” they think of silver spoon high-rise dwellers not wanting to share “their” sky. As a tin-spoon high-riser, there’s truth to that. Certainly, I checked nearby zoning to see what could be built in front of me (few do until it’s too late). But what about views towards the urban […]

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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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