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17 responses to “Re: Big Fancy Trinity Model”

  1. Dave Moore says:

    You know, His Hands look even mightier when they’re next to that model.

  2. Wes Mantooth says:

    Where is the used-couch dumping ramp?

  3. Jay says:

    Game on!

    That’s a handsome looking model

  4. Adamundo says:

    This whole thing just seems like a big Leppert JO! I’m 45 and I never expect to witness the completion. They will run out of money or change their minds, or more likely pull a “Deon” and do both.

  5. DM says:

    At first glance, it looks like an Ozone-alert day over downtown!

  6. Adamundo says:

    I expect the first price increase will be to add the couch dumping ramp they forgot!

  7. Brandon says:

    All I’m thinking is…that’s a lot of grass to mow. Dallas has a big enough problem mowing their parks. I hope there is some money earmarked in this plan to include mowing the grass. Mow.

  8. Bill says:

    What a stupid model!

    The existing features of the current Trinity basin like Crow Park look much different in person.

    In addition, those soccer fields could never be built. Currently there is a large open pump/drain for Vilbig Road and Winnetka that dumps into the Trinity there.

    It appears some artsy fartsy dork took a few aerial photos and left out all the stuff they could not visually see.

    The Trinity Plan is a joke. Whatever is already down there is all you will ever see. Nothing new will ever be built other than a tollroad to nowhere.

    How much bond money was blown on this stupid model?

  9. Adam and Barbara Maitland says:

    We built a model like that once … in our attic, with the help of Lydia Deetz and some Harry Belafonte.

  10. Tim Rogers says:

    @ Bill: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. No bond money was spent on the model. See the posts higher up. Alon USA footed the $500,000 tab.

  11. J to the B says:

    What an unbelievable waste of money. Check out the current satellite image:,-96.83856&spn=0.065303,0.101538&t=h&z=14

    What changes? A mowed lawn? 6 soccer field looking things with West Dallas access and not enough parking? “Look, here will be the Caesar Chavez soccer fields. We’re calling them Caesar Chavez I – VI.”

    What PORK! This project is salacious only to those who keep collecting fees from it.

    I can’t make out who that is pointing her finger at the new 1/4 mile drag strip. Lucky DPD. Their paddy wagons won’t have to travel far when they haul midnight vroom participants and spectators to Lew Sterrett.

    Speaking of Lew Sterrett, notice how the jail was not included in this model? What a crying shame considering patrons of the jail are going to have the best view of the ‘park’.

    We all know what tunnel vision is. In Dallas it is called ‘bridge vision’.

  12. Daniel says:

    How do they plan on getting rid of the poopy smell?

  13. Wes Mantooth says:

    Daniel: Altoids. Lots and lots of Altoids.

  14. LakeWWWooder says:

    The base of Mount Olympus appears to be between the former Greek Orthodox Church on Swiss and Criswell College on Gaston. Probably more Baylor Hospital, but the former location is funnier.

    The Gods, from left to right are: Zeus, Poseidon and Hera (she always was finger-pointing).