Dallas Arts District Block Has Seen More Than 30 Years of Tall Plans

This week's construction start of the Hall Arts condo and hotel tower isn't the first groundbreaking on that block.In 1986 one of the country's largest developers from Chicago began construction on what was supposed to be the largest building complex in Dallas' new arts district.The twin-tower, 50-story skyscraper development was called Lone Star Plaza.That's because it sat on the site of the old Lone Star Cadillac automobile dealership.Across the street where the Meyerson Symphony Center is today was an old dairy.The stretch between Ross Avenue and Uptown that's some of Dallas' priciest real estate these days was occupied by used car lots, shotgun houses, family-owned commercial business and the like back in the 1970s and early 1980s.  Continue reading...

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