Watching Dallas Grow, Slowly

Categories: Development
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Someone needs to clean the schmutz off the Calatrava cam if it's gonna be up there longer than expected.
While we await some return phone calls: Twice today I've had occasion to dial up various local projects' construction webcams, including our old favorite the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge -- and this was before Mary Suhm acknowledged that, yup, you can cross that October opening off your to-do list, making her November '10 tah-dah a big 0-for-2. Which comes as no surprise to Schutze, who most days can be seen standing at the window staring to the west, muttering to himself about high winds and broken promises.

Anyway.

With a few minutes to kill I took the virtual tour of the other construction cams 'round town, three of which are aimed at the Arts District. (I miss some? I missed some.) Let's run 'em down on the other side.

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The problem with the Perot Museum of Nature & Science webcam is that it doesn't show the opposite side with the sloped roof and its new "skin."
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The Museum Tower webcam, one of several with a look at the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park ...
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... or you can just watch The Park's webcam.
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Head north up Central, and you'll find the George W. Bush Presidential Center webcam, which has more than one perspective. Refreshing!
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19 comments
Craig
Craig

A fake bridge over a fake river! What a joke.

Metroplexual
Metroplexual

Robert,I am impressed with the construction effort way more than the bridge.But what the heck happened to Elliots. It's gone. They moved next to Herrerra's on Dentonin dark low ceilings strip space. Oh shit, oh dear.

Dvdbarsotti
Dvdbarsotti

This is the view from high in a loft in the Cedars area near South Dallas- What? No way to post a photo here? Why not?

Craig Gathright
Craig Gathright

Nice to see everything moving along. I saw the cables on the MHH Bridge earlier today and I noticed progress on the deck park on Easter Sunday, but I didn't realize they had actually broke ground on the Museum Tower. I need to hit up their website I guess.

Alan
Alan

So, Robert, after Calatrava 1 is up, we get the miniature Calatrava 2 for the pedestrian/bike bridge. At that point, you'll need to educate Jim on the obvious cultural reference to the Stonehenge cameo in Spinal Tap.

dertymindz
dertymindz

If it's not got the signature of Calatrava on it... then No, it is not.

Guest
Guest

Haters gotta hate

Craig Gathright
Craig Gathright

I guess I'm a bit too dense to comprehend your meaning. It may not be a true suspension bridge (its cable-stayed) , but it is a true bridge:

bridge

–noun 1. a structure spanning and providing passage over a river, chasm, road, or the like.

Also the Trinity is not the Mighty Mississippi, but it is also an actual river:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T...

Mc
Mc

I know this will sound dumb but I don't know the city well enough to know: Will there ever be WATER flowing under the bridge? Or will it under the bridge always look like it does now? Seems kindof ridiculous to have a bridge like that over a green arroyo...

Robert Wilonsky
Robert Wilonsky

That collage was worth the item right there. Many thanks for sharing.

md
md

I believe the plans call for two "urban lakes" to be underneath it.

Craig
Craig

Just wait until you see the Port of Dallas.

Hannibal_Lecter
Hannibal_Lecter

More like stock ponds. The two "lakes" combined will be 2/3's the size of Bachman Lake.

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