REUNION: EARLY TO RISE

All the flap over the construction delays and resultant late opening of the new Dallas City Hall rings a little hollow. After all, have you ever, ever heard of a major construction project – highway, building, or otherwise -being finished on time? No. Which makes it all All the flap over the construction delays and resultant late opening of the new Dallas City Hall rings a little hollow. After all, have you ever, ever heard of a major construction project – highway, building, or otherwise -being finished on time? No. Which makes it all the more surprising to report that the Reunion project downtown, one of the biggest and certainly one of the most the more surprising to report that the Reunion project downtown, one of the biggest and certainly one of the most visible construction endeavors in Dallas history, is not only going to be finished on time, it’s going to be early.

When the project was begun, the Hyatt Hotel people said, according to their past experiences, the project could not possibly be completed in under 30 months. Barring some disaster, Reunion will be opening its doors next May, only 23 visible construction endeavors in Dallas history, is not only going to be finished on time, it’s going to be early.

When the project was begun, the Hyatt Hotel people said, according to their past experiences, the project could not possibly be completed in under 30 months. Barring some disaster, Reunion will be opening its doors next May, only 23 months after ground-breaking. By all accounts, credit for this feat goes to “project manager” John Scovell, 31-year-old president of Woodbine Development Corporation.

So come next May, from your dinner table in the restaurant atop Reunion tower, you should have a pretty good view of the workmen over at City Hall.

months after ground-breaking. By all accounts, credit for this feat goes to “project manager” John Scovell, 31-year-old president of Woodbine Development Corporation.

So come next May, from your dinner table in the restaurant atop Reunion tower, you should have a pretty good view of the workmen over at City Hall.

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