Reunion Tower's Observation Deck Reopens Tomorrow

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Say what you will about the name, with its puzzlingly random capitalization and apparent allusion to mathematical theory. The GeO-Deck, as Reunion Tower's observation deck is now called, is a rite of passage for anyone who spends any serious amount of time in Dallas -- at least it was until six years ago, when it shut down for renovations.

The redo, stalled by the economic downturn, is finally complete. GeO-Deck reopens to the public tomorrow, offering views of downtown typically reserved for corner-office executives and drones.

See also: Six Years Later, Reunion Tower Observation Deck to Reopen With a New Look

The trip isn't exactly cheap. It costs $16 dollars for adults, half that much for kids. But can you really put a price tag on pretending to crush unsuspecting pedestrians between your fingers like tiny scurrying insects?

Probably, and it would probably be considerably less than what they're charging. Still, it's a helluva view.

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submarinequeen
submarinequeen

I think it's a unique view for two reasons.  1. It's downtown without being in the thick of it and 2. 360 degree revolutions, so you see the entirety. You can even see Forth Worth on a clear day. Pretty cool during a storm too. (I worked there awhile) Too bad it's that high now. Used to be a fun thing to do when you were low on funds and wanted to have an adventure.


sidewalkastro
sidewalkastro

Observation Deck used to be free. Forget 16 bucks.

Sotiredofitall
Sotiredofitall topcommenter

Remember back in the 80s when it was a cheap date to go here and watch thunderstorms roll in

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

WTF!!!  You can go get a drink up at 560 for less.  Sheesh!

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

16 ?? Nuts. Maybe make a 1 drink min... idiots in marketing.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

16 fucking dollars?  umm no. Not gonna do it.   There is so much more to do around the city for less $ than go to the top of that thing.  But I guess the tourists may pay for it.  

P1Gunter
P1Gunter

It's been years since I went there but if I recall the Space Needle was like $4. $16 for Reunion Tower seems insane. Especially when the view is of traffic on I-35, the jail, liquor stores on Industrial and the bottom of larger buildings downtown. I might consider $10 for a observation deck at the top of the Pickle or the Comerica building but reunion tower for $16? I will pass.

monstruss
monstruss

@P1Gunter Thanks to our Google Overlords, I am pleased to inform you that it is in fact $19 to go up the Space Needle.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@monstruss @P1Gunter but Seattle is cool and itd totally be worth it to drink a Seattles Best Coffee or a Starbucks while gazing upon a dreary rainy city.  Can you see the Boeing plant from up there?

Dub919
Dub919

@ScottsMerkin @monstruss @P1Gunter I can confirm that, as of last weekend, you cannot see the Boeing factory from the top of the Space Needle.

I would be interested to see if some of the Downtown Dallas attractions get together and start doing something like the City Pass that Seattle does.  One price ($75, I think it was) gets you the Space Needle, EMP, Science Center, a Harbor Cruise, the Seattle Aquarium, Museum of Flight, and a couple others.  I could see tourists paying $80 for the Perot, the Aquarium, Reunion Tower, Sixth Floor, and a tour of some kind...

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