DALLAS | Perot Tower | FT | ~70 FLOORS


#1

The nation-wide skyscraper boom continues, with Dallas making its way into the game! I hope this is what will be built here.

[quote][…]
Developer H. Ross Perot Jr.'s Hillwood real estate firm has hired London-based Foster + Partners to create concept plans for an almost 70-story tower on the northern edge of downtown.

The soaring glass-and-steel high-rise would be across Woodall Rodgers Freeway from the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Artist’s renderings on display in the Perot family’s new Dallas headquarters on Turtle Creek show a round building with three atrium areas and a lighted top.

The tower would be built at Field Street and Woodall Rodgers on the former Bank of America site, which Hillwood recently cleared for future construction.
[…]
[/quote]


#2

Beautiful!

Foster is such a Dick though. He drops the ball in NY.


#3

Yeah really lol. Now this would of been a stellar design for 50 Hudson.

Foster dropped the ball so hard in NY that we might of gone back in time.


#4

I can’t stand the guy. 200 Greenwich is great, and 425 Park and Hearst are very nice, but all of his other NY work is mediocre.

50 HY sucks nads.


#5

It is possible that the developers wanted a “basic” design for 50 Hudson. It is not totally on foster.


#6

I agree!


#7

NY needs something like this!


#8

I hope this happens. It seems that it won’t be built without a tenant.

I like Dallas, but in that city, as in most sunbelt cities (e.g., Atlanta and Charlotte) companies are based in suburban office parks near where people live – not downtown.

Anyway, other than Miami, Dallas is my favorite sunbelt city. I think that Atlanta and Charlotte are lame.


#9

I agree with Miami and Dallas.

Actually, if I were to move to Texas, it would be Dallas 100%.

City is great, and IMO, the jewel of the state. Good homes, neighborhoods, great services, and the job market is fantastic.


#10

I agree, Chris.

I like SAN Antonio too, but that’s more of a tourist city.


#11

You guys are definitely forgetting Austin.


#12

Although Austin is really popular, I prefer Dallas.


#13

I don’t think will ever be built. Dallas has a history of making proposals and never following through. I’ll get excited when I see a crane, til then this is much to do about nothin.


#14

That would suck, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Due to Dallas’ traffic and sprawl, most big companies want to be in suburban office parks – not downtown. Atlanta and Charlotte are the same in that regard. Their downtowns thrive on banks, law firms, and accounting firms. Most corporations though are in suburban office parks.


#15

Dallas sucks! I lived there for a few years and it’s WAY to suburban. Downtown is dead, no new significant towers since the 80’s. They need to learn from Denver and it’s recent infill boom.


#16

Meanwhile, this tower is stunning! Why does Foster design world class towers for cities such as Dallas, but then gives NYC garbage (other than the hearst)?