Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Renovations coming to Downtown Dallas

Downtown Dallas’ historic Hartford Building has a new owner who plans to remodel the tower for loft-style office space.
The 14-story building at Bryan and St. Paul streets has been purchased by Dallas investor and developer Ken Good Jr.
Opened in 1959, the brick building was the first downtown high-rise built by legendary developer Trammell Crow....

More info at:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/headlines/20130514-downtown-dallas-hartford-building-changes-hands-and-will-be-remodeled1.ece

14 May 2013 08:43 PM


New owners who are remodeling downtown Dallas’ 2100 Ross tower will spend millions making the building more attractive for the people inside.
But it’s a huge, bright-colored sculpture outside the skyscraper that will extend through the lobby that will generate the most attention.
The ribbon-like magenta steel work by Atlanta artist and architect Tristan Al-Haddad is what Cousins Properties hopes will link its revamped Dallas tower to the Arts District across the street....

More info at:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20130523-office-landlords-are-tossing-80s-posh-in-favor-of-modern-creature-comforts.ece?ssimg=1029145#ssStory1029147


22 May 2013 10:36 AM 



Walking into the Ross Avenue lobby of downtown Dallas’ Chase Tower is like entering a museum or a grand cathedral.
The floor is an ocean of carefully cut polished stone. Great marble arches line the back wall.
Built at the height of the 1980s postmodern architecture movement, Chase Tower used the most expensive materials — as did many of Dallas’ great buildings from that era.
Thirty years later, tastes have changed, and building owners are trying to switch out these formal public rooms with softer furnishings and fixtures.
One landlord wants the ground floor of its office building to look like a cross between a boutique hotel lobby and the neighborhood Starbucks.
“They are rethinking these huge lobbies — these areas which are austere,” said Cushman & Wakefield executive vice president Mike Wyatt. “You want to warm them up and brighten them up and make them an area people can utilize.
More info at:

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/columnists/steve-brown/20130523-office-landlords-are-tossing-80s-posh-in-favor-of-modern-creature-comforts.ece?ssimg=1029145#ssStory1029147

By STEVE BROWM

Updated: 24 May 2013 10:16 AM