Monday, June 05, 2006

A Stretch....

In case any Heat fans are reading this blog, here's a quick taste of what you'll see when you head into our town later this week:

This is the sad shell of a building known as the West End Marketplace. The Dallas Observer has a short piece on it here.

The Marketplace was also the home to Dallas Alley, and several sculptures/art pieces that represented famous Texas musicians.

Once you make it to the American Airlines Center [on foot, car, taxi, limo or helicopter, depending on where your seat is] you'll be met by this:

This is one of the two four-paneled screens that will face the main plaza leading up to the AAC's entrance. If you'll notice, the screens are mounted on rails, which allow them to move from one end of the building to the other. They can also split up into four smaller screens or two larger ones.

It's all part of a huge development deal they're calling Victory Park. Here's an artist rendering:

Last, but most certainly not least is the dizzying W Hotel, undergoing finishing touches for their grand opening later this month:

I hope you've enjoyed this small list of places I'll most likely never see in person. I know I enjoyed bringing them to you.

Mike G.

p.s. Mavs in 6.

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