Monday, July 22, 2013

Mini Park Now Occupies Plaza of the Americas

The $10 million redo of the atrium at downtown Dallas’ Plaza of the Americas is attracting lots of lookers.
Gone are the yards of green flooring tiles and the ice skating rink in the bottom of the 15-story atrium.
In their place is an almost 1-acre garden area with lush green plants, running water and gathering spaces for folks who work in the project’s office buildings and customers who come to the retail space.
“You have to get down there and see it and feel it,” said Kenneth Moczulski, CEO of M-M Properties, which bought the 33-year-old property in late 2011 in partnership with Invesco Real Estate. “It’s turned out to be a great space for our tenants and their employees.
“It’s all about attracting the young workforce.”
The Plaza of the America’s owners worked with building architect Corgan Associates and OJB Landscape Architecture to design the indoor park. OJB was also on the team that created downtown Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park.

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Published: 20 July 2013 07:18 PM
Updated: 21 July 2013 09:16 AM