Reunion Tower’s Observation Deck to Re-Open on — Wait, It’s Called WHAT?

Big Bob has the details about the opening here. (It’s October 5, by the way.) I will instead focus on the name.

Here’s is my short take: SO DUMB. Here is a long one: Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo dumb. GeO-Deck?! That’s the name of a Lego knock-off that your kid will hate you for buying instead of the real thing. That is the name of a fake futuristic and immediately dated office park that failed because its jerky owner refused to come down on rents. Kia wouldn’t come up with a name that bad. Most car companies wouldn’t, with the exception of Toyota, because they named a car The Matrix or whatever. Random capitalization and unnecessary punctuation — is this a tribute to a terrible mid-’90s band? If so, I mean, I guess you have your reasons, though I in no way support them.

GeO-Deck. Why? What’s the point? Are you worried too many people will come and you need to give them a reason not to go? Is that why you gave it the Rooty Tooty Fresh N’ Fruity of observation deck names? THIS IS NOT THAT HARD.

GeO-Deck. Seriously. Ugh.


  • WhiplashChick

    Maybe they meant geoduck. Both are phallus shaped…

    • Zac Crain

      As was pointed out on my FB page — and underlined, italicized, and bolded by the fact someone actually linked me to it on Twitter — DO NOT IMAGE SEARCH GEODUCK.

  • amys

    Can we start a renaming contest here? Now?

    Top of the World
    BOD (ball over Dallas)
    O (you know, for kids)

  • amys


    Top of the World
    BOD (Ball Over Dallas)
    O (you know, for kids)

  • TLS

    Except geoduck is pronounced gooey duck. I’m assuming GeO-deck is pronounced gee OH deck, with a pause. Gee. Oh. Deck.

    Dang, that is a stupid name.

    • Malabar Jettison

      If they’re going to name it something that stupid, I vow to forever pronounce it gooey duck for spite.

    • Malabar Jettison

      Didn’t scroll down far enough — gooey DECK for sure!

  • twohotpotatoes

    Ugh. Barf sandwich.

  • Bucky Fuller

    Maybe it’s a reference to the fact that the globe is actually two geodesic domes connected like two halves of a Texas Ruby grapefruit. Hence GeO and then “deck” for what you’re walking on and eating overpriced fish of questionable origin — seriously, Trinity Tilapia Tacos? GeOdeelicious..
    OK, maybe it’s just a bad name — but the city hasd to do something. The plan to turn the Trinity River bottoms into a Murphresboro-like Crater of Damonds failed when the name “Gem Bottoms at Sparkle Levee” didn’t draw investors.

  • Uppercase Matt

    Yeah, I think we should all pronounce it “gooey deck.”

  • Zac Crain


  • SybilsBeaver

    Well Chevy did make the Geo Priszm, so there is that

  • Doug

    Wait…are you actually saying the name can somehow make Dallas’ signature Soviet disco architecture worse?