The Players: Who’s who in the arts district

WHO: The Dallas Museum of Fine Arts.

WHAT: 200,000-square-foot-museum, designed by architect Ed Barnes of New York.

WHEN: Opens fall of 1983.

WHERE: 8 acres of land on Harwood Street, between Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Ross Avenue.

WHY: Fair Park facility is too small, poorly located and unable to properly protect some items in collection.

WHO: The Dallas Symphony Association.

WHAT: 2,200-seat concert hall, designed by I.M. Pei, architect, and Russell Johnson, acoustics expert.

WHEN: Opens 1986, if August bond issue is approved.

WHERE: Northeast corner of Pearl Street and Flora Street, on 50,000 square feet of land (with 38,000 square feet of surrounding plaza.)

WHY: Tight scheduling and poor acoustics at Fair Park.

WHO: The City of Dallas.

WHAT: Floats bonds for the museum, the symphony and up to $5 million worth of public improvements in the arts district, along Flora.

WHEN: In process.

WHY: To support cultural activities and encourage mixed-use development of the Central Business District.

WHO: Lucy Billingsley.

WHAT: Future high-rise development.

WHEN: At least five years. Bought property beginning in 1976.

WHERE: 9.5 acres of land east of Routh, between Central Expressway and Woodall Rodgers.

WHO: Harlan Crow.

WHAT: High-rise office tower of roughly 1.5 million square feet designed by Skid-more, Owings & Merrill -Houston.

WHEN: Bought property in 1978.

WHERE: Northeast corner of Harwood and Ross.

WHO: Luedtke, Aldridge, Pendleton.

WHAT: One 35-story office building of 600,000 to 650,000 square feet, plus one luxury hotel of 250 to 350 rooms. Some condominium units possible. Architects are Helmuth, Obata, Kasselbaum, who designed D/FW Regional Airport and Gerald Hines’ Galleria, and the WZMH Group, which designed the Four Seasons in Los Colinas.

WHEN: Leased land this winter. Hopes to start construction in late 1983.

WHERE: Southeast corner of Harwood and Woodall Rodgers, on 60,000 square feet of land.

WITH: Young-Gentek Company.

WHO: Tishman Realty Corporation (a New York firm).

WHAT: Three office buildings and one hotel, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill – Chicago.

WHEN: Still planning. Bought property in the fall of 1981.

WHERE: On 200,000 to 250,000 square feet of land at the northwest corner of Flora and Leonard streets, abutting the Concert Hall site.

WHO: Triland (a real estate partnership of Nick DiGiuseppe, Edward Rea and John Zouzelka, all from Canada).

WHAT: Still planning. Concepts so far have stressed office development.

WHEN: Began buying in spring of 1981.

WHERE: Owns 110,000 to 115,000 square feet in three parcels on the southeast corner of Olive Street and Woodall Rodgers and the northeast corner of Olive at Flora, and at the northeast corner of Leonard and Flora. Still considering land swaps. with: Numerous partners. One venture has 17 partners.

WHO: Young-Gentek Company. Michael Young is a partner, and has been involved in land acquisition for several large Canadian projects, icluding Campeau Corp.’s Vineyard project and others with Cadillac Fairview, Bramalea and York. Four Seasons hotels also is a partner in this venture. WHAT: See the Luedtke, Aldridge, Pendleton listing for further information.


Keep me up to date on the latest happenings and all that D Magazine has to offer.