Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the largest city and seat of Dallas County.It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people as of 2018.With an estimated 2018 population of 1,345,076, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S.
Dallas then developed as a strong industrial and financial center and a major inland port, due to the convergence of major railroad lines, interstate highways and the construction of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, one of the largest and busiest airports in the world. In addition, Dallas has DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) with different colored train lines that transport throughout the metroplex.
Dallas is known for its amazing architecture. Its skyline has nineteen buildings classified as skyscrapers, over 150 meters in height.Although some of Dallas’s architecture dates from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, most of the notable architecture in the city is from the modernist and postmodernist eras.
Iconic examples of modernist architecture include:
Reunion Tower is a 561 ft (171 m) observation tower in Dallas, Texas and one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks. Located at 300 Reunion Boulevard in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, the tower is part of the Hyatt Regency Hotel complex, and is the city’s 15th tallest building.
JFK Memorial is a monument to United States President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) erected in 1970, and designed by noted architect Philip Johnson.
I. M. Pei’s Dallas City Hall
Dallas City Hall is the seat of municipal government of the city of Dallas, Texas, United States. It is located at 1500 Marilla in the Government District of downtown Dallas. The current building, the city’s fifth city hall, was completed in 1978 and replaced the Dallas Municipal Building.
Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center
The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center is a concert hall located in the Arts District of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). Ranked one of the world’s greatest orchestra halls,it was designed by architect I.M. Pei and acoustician Russell Johnson’s Artec Consultants, Inc. The structural engineers for this project was Leslie E. Robertson Associates, and opened in September 1989.
Perfect examples of postmodernist skyscrapers are:
Fountain Place is a 60-story late-modernist skyscraper in downtown Dallas, Texas. Standing at a structural height of 720 ft (220 m), it is the fifth-tallest building in Dallas, and the 15th-tallest in Texas. A new 45-story sibling tower, AMLI Fountain Place, is being built to its northwest on an adjacent lot.
Bank of America Plaza
Bank of America Plaza is a 72-story, 280.7 m (921 ft) late-modernist skyscraper located in the Main Street District in the city’s downtown core in Dallas, Texas, United States. It is the tallest skyscraper in the city, the 3rd tallest in Texas and the 32nd tallest in the United States.
Renaissance Tower is a 886 ft (270 m), 56-story modernist skyscraper at 1201 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, in the U.S. state of Texas. The tower is the second-tallest in the city, the fifth-tallest in Texas, and the 42nd-tallest in the United States.
JPMorgan Chase Tower
Chase Tower is a 225 m (738 ft), 55-story postmodern skyscraper at 2200 Ross Avenue in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Although it is the fourth tallest skyscraper in the city, if one were to exclude antennas and spires, it would be the third. It is also the 12th tallest building in Texas.
Comerica Bank Tower
Comerica Bank Tower (formerly Momentum Place, Bank One Center and Chase Center) is a 60-story postmodern skyscraper located at 1717 Main Street in the Main Street District in downtown Dallas, Texas. Standing at a structural height of 787 feet (240 m), it is the third tallest skyscraper in the city of Dallas.
Downtown Dallas has undergone a series of important changes that city officials believe will drastically improve the city’s core. These changes are located in four downtown areas such as:
Victory Park is a master planned development northwest of downtown Dallas, Texas (USA) and north of Spur 366 (Woodall Rodgers Freeway). It is along Interstate 35E, part of the Stemmons Corridor and Uptown.
The US$3 billion project, at 75 acres (0.30 km2), is just north of the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas. When it is finished, the project will contain more than 4,000 residences and 4,000,000 square feet (370,000 m2) of office and retail space.
Dallas Arts District
The Dallas Arts District, already one of the world’s largest, recently completed the final stages of a massive ten year construction project that resulted in a 2,300 seat opera house, a series of theaters, residential space, retail, parks, and a gleaming 42 story residential tower known as Museum Tower that opened in 2013.
The Trinity River is a 710-mile-long (1,140 km) river in Texas, and is the longest river with a watershed entirely within the U.S. state of Texas. It rises in extreme northern Texas, a few miles south of the Red River. The headwaters are separated by the high bluffs on the southern side of the Red River.
Robert Cavelier de La Salle, in 1687, called the stream the “River of Canoes”. The name “Trinity” came three years later in 1690 from Alonso de León, who called the stream the “La Santísima Trinidad” (“the Most Holy Trinity”).
The Convention Center District is an area in southern downtown Dallas, Texas (USA). It lies south of the Government District, north of the Cedars, west of the Farmers Market District, and east of the Reunion District.Visitdallas is contracted by the City to attract conventions although an audit released in January 2019 cast doubts on its effectiveness.
Downtown Dallas is now viewed as an interconnected grouping of dense and urban center city districts, that while unique in their own right, also share strong urban linkages to each other and collectively participate in their role as Downtown Dallas.