Dallas High-Rise

Happy Birthday! Preston Tower Turns 50!

By Jon Anderson / September 7, 2016 / 6 Comments

  The Pink Wall has been dominated by Preston Tower for 50 years.  Oddly, it’s first residents were welcomed into this modern high-rise in the same year viewers welcomed Star Trek!  Preston Tower is a pinch older than the neighboring Athena, but the Pink Wall’s two-story walk-ups were already swinging when Preston Tower leapt from […]

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Jon’s Completely Biased Residential High-Rise Awards, Part 1

By Jon Anderson / July 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Having run around a lot of high-rises in Dallas over the years as a potential buyer, open house voyeur, and CandysDirt.com roving reporter, people ask me what I think of “X” building. With that in mind, here’s my list of the top Dallas high-rises in different categories. 1. Best Unbuilt high-rise: Rogers Lacy Hotel Long […]

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Smoke on the Water: Turtle Creek Haus Fails to Bring Goods to The Table

By Jon Anderson / June 16, 2016 / 4 Comments

Teixeira Duarte, founded in 1921, is a Portugal-based conglomerate with significant operations in real estate and construction. Revenues in 2015 were €1.49 billion, down 13 percent from 2014’s €1.71 billion. The company operates in 17 countries, but their main real estate spheres are in Portugal and Brazil, with a smattering in Africa.  The company intends […]

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Centrum de Mayo Showed Off Two Very Spicy High-Rise Units From Briggs Freeman Agents

By Jon Anderson / May 6, 2016 / 0 Comments

Ya know, I probably could have thought a bit more about the potential logistics of having a Cinco de Mayo event on top of a large Mexican restaurant. To say that parking was an event in itself, even with a garage and valet parking, would be an understatement. That said, 66 brave souls charged the […]

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Centrum de Mayo, Part 1: Forever Views from Balcony to Bathtub in this Centrum Home

By Jon Anderson / April 21, 2016 / 2 Comments

You haven’t been in The Centrum in years (or ever), right?  Well, you should, and you can.  On May 5, CandysDirt.com will be hosting a double open house “Staff Meeting” event at The Centrum we’re calling Centrum de Mayo – with Mattito’s on the ground floor, how could we not? Watch your inbox for your […]

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Forever 21 at 3883 Turtle Creek, Part 2: More Than Monetary Rewards

By Jon Anderson / April 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

The first installment of this transformation story can be found here. Aside from the hard-dollar utility bill savings, this overhaul delivered other benefits to residents as well as uncovered some interesting history. Temperature Control In 21, the building at 3883 Turtle Creek, units on one side froze in winter while the other side baked in […]

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