Jackson Street Bricks

Brick Pavement at Jackson Street

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Last week there was a small window (actually, more like a pit) into history along Jackson Street. Dallas Water Utilities has been working for several months on pipes lying under the old street; the work is most likely addressing a major water main rupture that occurred in November 2010. Crews have been digging wide troughs through […]

Bicycle Parking

Cycle Parking at Main Street Garden

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Yesterday we noticed a series of new stainless steel bicycle racks surrounding Main Street Garden. The new horseshoe rack is one of the approved styles for the district and follows recommendations from the Downtown Dallas 360 Plan. Main Street Garden — a popular destination for cyclists — was never outfitted with bicycle racks when it […]

Statler Stairs

Statler Hilton, Part I

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The Statler-Hilton epitomizes Mid-Century architecture on a large scale. Few other structures in Dallas have had as much impact on the growing city or — in a state of abandonment — garnered as much discussion for a revitalized downtown. Vacant of humans (but not furnishings) for 11 years, the iconic building is now poised to undergo restoration […]