What's Wrong and Right With Dallas Architecture

I really knew I was back in Dallas when I read the story about the City Council member whose plan to solve the homeless crisis was to give the homeless stray dogs. Or maybe it was when I heard about the suburb planning a $48 million high school football stadium.With its congenital habit of making a punchline of itself, Dallas will always be easy to lampoon but upon returning to the city after a sabbatical year, what seems most notable is that an incipient progressive spirit seems to have taken hold — even as a wanton building boom is reshaping its contours.Evidence of this new energy is visible in projects large and small, and across the city.But it necessarily begins with the Trinity River park saga, which after two decades of stagnation appears to be making genuine progress.   Continue reading...

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