AT&T Will Spend $100 Million Rebuilding Its Downtown Dallas Campus

Dallas-based telecom giant AT&T plans to spend $100 million revamping its downtown Dallas headquarters.AT&T also will add 500 workers to its 5,800 employees in its buildings on the south side of downtown.The planned renovations would be one of the largest such office building redos on the way for downtown Dallas."This is in addition to the $100 million we have already invested in this campus," said Michael Peterson, AT&T regional vice president. "We have more than doubled our employees since we moved here in 2008."We are hoping to recharge a lot of this campus and turn it into a real destination."AT&T unveiled preliminary downtown design plans this week for the first time. The biggest changes are on the way at street level, where AT&T intends to expand landscaped plaza areas, and add eateries and shops."Our vision is to help transform this campus into a destination place for tourists and downtown residents as well as our employees," Peterson said. "We are calling this the AT&T Discovery District."The company also wants to close almost three blocks of Akard and Jackson streets to vehicles as part of the new pedestrian plan.  Continue reading...

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