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Architecture: Historic building razed


by Manuel Mendoza 21 Apr 2008

Daron Tapscott/Landmark Commission Surprise demolition of historic buildings is nothing new to North Texas, but the Sunday morning razing of 2505 Turtle Creek Blvd. has the local media and architecture lovers abuzz. One neighbor calls it a “crime scene” on the Dallas Observer‘s Unfair Park blog. The office building, designed by the late Harwood K. […]

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Daron Tapscott/Landmark Commission

Surprise demolition of historic buildings is nothing new to North Texas, but the Sunday morning razing of 2505 Turtle Creek Blvd. has the local media and architecture lovers abuzz. One neighbor calls it a “crime scene” on the Dallas Observer‘s Unfair Park blog.

The office building, designed by the late Harwood K. Smith and the site of a proposed luxury hotel, was listed as one “of the best examples of midcentury-modern architecture in the Dallas area,” in a Dallas Morning News article about preservation efforts.

An insider at the City Plan Commission, which turned down the hotel plan, tries to explain. More outrage here.

Update: Demolition process reexamined

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  • I would suggest they make the building historical, retroactively. Then let the builder sit on an empty lot that he can’t do anything with.
    Sooner or later Dallas has got to stand up to monied interests that have put $$$ above Dallas.