The adventure at The Dallas World Aquarium begins at the top of the rainforest exhibit, where exotic birds, such as Cocks-of-the-rock and many species of toucans, can be seen. Lounging around are Two-toed and Three-toed sloths. Endangered animals, such as Orinoco crocodiles, Giant river otters, Antillean manatees and several species of monkeys are part of the many conservation projects. The aquarium portion displays interesting marine life, including Japanese crabs, jellyfish, Leafy, Weedy and Ribbon seadragons. Black-footed and Blue penguins can be seen swimming as guests enjoy the outdoor South Africa exhibit. Sharks, rays and sawfish are only a few of the fish living in the Mundo Maya cenote. Safe from Neotropical eagles, are euphonias, tanagers and hummingbirds. Reptiles and amphibians, both of significance to the Maya culture, can be seen throughout the exhibit.
The new, world-class, adrenaline-rushing, mind-blowing, cooler-than-cool Perot Museum of Nature and Science is now open... right here in Dallas.
Our roots date back to 1936, with the opening of the Dallas Museum of Natural History in historic Fair Park, which would later merge with the Science Place and the Dallas Children’s Museum in 2006 to create the Museum of Nature & Science. The Museum of Nature & Science in Fair Park which houses our historical wildlife dioramas and active paleontology lab will remain a part of the Perot Museum, giving visitors the chance to see not only our new Museum in Victory Park but also our historic Museum in Fair Park.
The American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located in the Victory Park neighborhood, near downtown Dallas, Texas.The venue serves as the home to the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association, and the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. The arena is also used for concerts and other live entertainment. It opened in 2001 at a cost of $420 million.History and constructionBy 1998, the Dallas Mavericks, then owned by H. Ross Perot, Jr., and the Dallas Stars were indicating their desire for a new facility to replace the dated Reunion Arena. Dallas taxpayers approved a new hotel tax and rental car tax to pay for a new facility to cover a portion of the funding, with the two benefiting teams, the Mavericks and the Stars, picking up the remaining costs, including cost overruns. The new arena was to be built just north of Woodall Rodgers Freeway near Interstate 35E on the site of an old power plant.On March 18, 1999, American Airlines announced that it would be acquiring the naming rights for the arena for US$195 million. American Airlines is headquartered in Fort Worth and is based at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.
Located in the heart of downtown Dallas and minutes from the West End entertainment district, our luxury hotel ensures your needs are met no matter what the occasion. Our AAA Four Diamond hotel offers sophisticated city-view rooms, impeccable meeting and event planning services, and fine dining at the top of the world-famous Reunion Tower.
One of the most elegant and historic performing arts spaces in the Southwest, the historic Majestic Theater is managed by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. Built in 1921, the Majestic hosts a variety of concerts, performing arts, comedy and corporate events through the year presented by national and local artists, promoters and nonprofit arts organizations.
Ideally situated in the heart of downtown, the Crowne Plaza® Hotel Dallas - Downtown provides travelers a home base with a short walk to the Dallas Convention Center and just six miles from Love Field Airport. Contemporary decor, elegant furnishings and signature Crowne Plaza® amenities provide a haven for business and leisure guests alike.
Corporate and professional travelers enjoy easy access to the West End, Bank of America Plaza, Uptown McKinney Avenue, Renaissance Tower and Earl Cabell Federal Building. 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space for up to 600, and perks such as a Crowne Meetings Director, a two-hour RFP response and a Daily Meeting Debrief. Our facility is certainly "The Place to Meet" among hotels in downtown Dallas, Texas and a great place to host a wedding, banquet or reception.
Leisure guests also appreciate our hotel's convenient downtown locale. Dallas attractions, such as the West End district, American Airlines Center and the House of Blues, are less than a mile away, so you can easily walk to some of the major Dallas destinations.
The Crowne Plaza® hotel Dallas - Downtown meets the needs of our guests with quality amenities, including 24-hour Fitness and Business Centers, an outdoor pool and our THRIVE Restaurant & Nightclub. Take advantage of the complimentary shuttle and sleep well with Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage® amenities.
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In 1977, the Colonel's granddaughter, Helen Belo Morrison, agreed to sell the property to the Dallas Bar Association. She had been born in the house in 1902 and felt the Bar's plan to restore the home as the Dallas Legal Education Center was in accordance with family principles and feelings. The Dallas Bar Association connected the historic home and the chapel with an expansive, glass-roofed atrium.
In 2003, The Dallas Bar Association victoriously concluded its capital campaign which resulted in the addition of the exquisite Pavilion. Once again, the past was linked to the present and future through innovative design and distinctive architecture.
A function at the Dallas Petroleum Club, whether it is a small business meeting in one of our private rooms or a wedding reception in the Sky Lobby or Grille, takes on an aura of lasting importance. The club prides itself on offering an outstanding atmosphere encompassing individual service and a top-notch culinary experience for you and your guests to enjoy.
Our professional catering staff assists you in planning every detail. We provide all the essentials and equipment, plus innumerable of imaginative touches to make your event a stunning success.
Whether your guest list numbers are two or 400, your function will receive the kind of personalized attention that makes having your event or reception at the Dallas Petroleum Club so rewarding.
For further information, contact our Director of Catering, Lauren Callon at 214.871.1500 ext. 238 or [email protected]
Located high atop this building, the tallest downtown, The City Club offers the most spectacular view of the city, as well as countless, highly recognized entertainment venues and historical landmarks. Inside, well-appointed quarters and beautiful décor provide the perfect setting for private parties, seated dinners, or unforgettable receptions. The entire club can accommodate up to 500 guests for receptions, or 300 for seated dinners. The City Club invites you and your guests to experience the breathtaking panoramic views as well as be pampered by our first class staff and cuisine.
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Your event is the only one that matters. Whether it's a simple luncheon or a grand gala. West End Event Center works well for parties, award shows, receptions, proms, fraternity and sorority engagements, and plenty more.
Bank of America Plaza is a 72-story, 280.7m late-modernist skyscraper located in the Main Street District of downtown Dallas, Texas. It is the tallest skyscraper in the city, the 3rd tallest in Texas and the 28th tallest in the United States. It contains 1900000sqft of office space. The building was designed by JPJ Architects and developed by Bramalea LTD of Toronto. The original owner was a joint venture arrangement including Prudential Insurance, Bramalea, LTD and First National Bank of Dallas under parent company InterFirst Corporation. Construction commenced in 1983 and the tower was completed in 1985. The building is known to locals as "The Pickle" due to its green lights and shape.HistoryThe building was designed by JPJ Architects and developed by Bramalea LTD of Toronto. The original owner was a joint venture arrangement including Prudential Insurance, Bramalea, LTD and First National Bank of Dallas under parent company InterFirst Corporation. Construction commenced in 1983 and the tower was completed in 1985.The development was originally called the Dallas Main Center, but has taken many names over its short history. Upon opening the tower was called InterFirst Bank Plaza and has been renamed several times because of the mergers and acquisitions in the banking industry. In 1986 the tower was renamed First Republic Bank Plaza after InterFirst Corporation's merger with Republic Bank Corporation. First Republic Corporation later failed and was sold in 1988 to Charlotte-based North Carolina National Bank by the Resolution Trust Corporation becoming NCNB Texas. The tower was renamed NCNB Plaza. In 1991, in order to reflect its growing national portfolio NCNB rebranded themselves and the tower took the name NationsBank Plaza, and finally the building was renamed Bank of America Plaza in 1998 after NationsBank acquired San Francisco-based Bank of America and taking their name and operating under their charter.
The John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial is a monument to U.S. 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.DescriptionThe JFK Memorial was the first memorial by famed American architect and Kennedy family friend, Philip Johnson. The monument was approved by Jacqueline Kennedy herself. Johnson called it "a place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth." The citizens of Dallas funded its construction entirely.The simple, concrete memorial to President Kennedy dominates a square in downtown Dallas owned by Dallas County, and bordered by Main, Record, Elm and Market Streets, one block east of Dealey Plaza, where Kennedy was assassinated.Philip Johnson's design is a cenotaph, or empty tomb, that symbolizes the freedom of Kennedy’s spirit. The memorial is a square, roofless room, 30 feet (9 m) high and 50 (15 m) by 50 feet (15 m) wide with two narrow openings facing north and south. The walls consist of 72 white precast concrete columns, most of which seem to float with no visible support two feet above the earth. Eight columns extend to the ground, acting as legs that seem to hold up the monument. Each column ends in a light fixture. At night, the lights create the illusion that the structure is supported by the light itself. The corners and “doors” of this roofless room are decorated with rows of concrete circles, or medallions, each identical and perfectly aligned. These decorations introduce the circular shape into the square architecture of the Kennedy Memorial.
El Monumento conmemorativo de John Fitzgerald Kennedy es un monumento al presidente de EE.UU. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, en el Distrito Histórico de West End del centro de Dallas, Texas Fue diseñado por el arquitecto Philip Johnson y erigido en 1970. Este monumento sencillo, de concreto, domina una plaza en el centro de Dallas, cerca de donde fue asesinado el Presidente. El diseño de Philip Johnson es un "cenotafio" o tumba abierta, que simboliza la libertad de espíritu de Kennedy. El monumento es de base cuadrada, una habitación sin techo, de 30 pies de altura y 50 pies por 50 pies de lado, con dos aberturas estrechas que dan al norte y al sur.Véase tambiénCenotafioMonumento funerarioMonumento conmemorativo
Residents should have a voice in the place they live. Owners are The Bascom Group, and management company is Entrada Partners. Both are California based companies. www.thebascomgroup.com & www.entradapartners.com.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30 p.m. Central Standard Time (18:30 UTC) on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. Fatally shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, Kennedy was traveling with his wife, Jacqueline, Texas Governor John Connally, and Connally's wife, Nellie, in a presidential motorcade. A ten-month investigation from November 1963 to September 1964 by the Warren Commission concluded that Oswald acted alone in shooting Kennedy, and that Jack Ruby also acted alone when he killed Oswald before he could stand trial. Kennedy's death marked the fourth and most recent assassination of an American President. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson became President upon Kennedy's death, taking the constitutionally prescribed oath of office onboard Air Force One at Dallas's Love Field airport before departing for Washington, D.C.
Klyde Warren Park is a 5.2-acre deck park that creates an urban green space over the existing Woodall Rodgers Freeway between Pearl and St. Paul streets. The park offers daily free programming, provides connectivity to the city’s flourishing Arts District, brings cultural offerings together, and serves as a central gathering space for Dallas and its visitors to enjoy.
One Dallas Center is a modernist skyscraper located in the City Center District of downtown Dallas, Texas, completed in 1979. The building has 30 floors and rises 448 feet . One Dallas Center is currently tied with the Adam's Mark Hotel North Tower as the 25th-tallest building in the city. The building was originally planned as part of a three-building complex designed by I.M. Pei & Partners, but only one tower was constructed.One Dallas Center is now owned by Todd Interests and houses HKS Inc. and Greyhound HQ. The first 15 floors of the high rise are renovated office space, while the top 15 floors are luxury apartment homes scheduled to be delivered by October 2014. Streetlights Residential is overseeing development of the apartment homes while management is by ZRS Management.HistoryOne Dallas Centre was announced by developer Vince Carrozza in 1977 as the first phase of a US$200 million mixed-use development. Phase One included One Dallas Centre and the 500-space parking garage across Bryan Street. Two Dallas Centre, adjacent to the south of One Dallas Centre, was to include a 21-story, 500 room hotel above 30 floors of office space. The third phase would have consisted of a 400-unit luxury apartment complex across Harwood Street, on land now occupied by the Sheraton Dallas Hotel convention facility. All parts were to be connected by the expanded Dallas Pedestrian Network (Vincent Ponte, land planner for Dallas Centre, was also a city planning consultant for the pedestrian network). During construction in 1977 a crane fell 27 stories from the roof and crashed to the ground, killing a worker, injuring others, and punching several holes in the side of the tower.
1700 Pacific is a skyscraper located at 1700 Pacific Avenue in the City Center District of Dallas, Texas. The building rises 655 feet (132 meters) and contains 50 floors of office space. It is currently the seventh tallest building in the city and was the second tallest in the city when it was completed in 1983, trailing only Renaissance Tower.The land on which 1700 Pacific sits was once two triangular blocks separated by Live Oak Street. In 1977 one of the triangular blocks was purchased by Dallas Transit Board for a major transit interchange on a proposed underground transit systemThe architect for the Tower was WZMH Architects. Berkeley First City L.P. first owned the building while Jones Lang LaSalle leased the building. Now, the current owner is Olymbec, who also manages the leasing. Olymbec is responsible for renovations throughout the building in 2016.In 2008 Jones Lang LaSalle announced that a 25000sqft fitness center named "Elevation" would move into 1700 Pacific.
The Bryan Tower is a skyscraper in Dallas, Texas. The building rises 512 feet (156 meters). It contains 40 floors, and was completed in 1973. The Bryan Tower currently stands as the 19th-tallest building in the city. The architect who designed the building was Neuhaus & Taylor. The building is known for its distinctive gold-tinted windows and the steel beams that run up and down the building.In popular cultureExterior shots of the building were used as the home of Ewing Oil in the original 5-part miniseries Dallas, now referred to as Season One of the popular 1980s television series Dallas.
Saint Ann Court is Harwood International's sixth development that stands 26 stories high and totals over 315,000 rentable square feet. Known as the tallest office tower in Uptown, Saint Ann Court is both striking and contemporary - a stunning addition to the Dallas skyline in Uptown's newest and vibrant district of Harwood.
Located next to Saint Ann Court, the historic St. Ann's School was preserved and converted by Harwood International into a restaurant and museum. The first level of the two-story red brick building is Saint Ann Restaurant & Bar and the second level will house The Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: The Samurai Collection.
The Dallas Scottish Rite Temple is a monumental structure in the Farmers Market District of downtown Dallas, Texas. Constructed in 1913 as an official headquarters for use by the Scottish Rite Masons and other local Masonic lodges, it is a fine example of early 20th century Beaux Arts Classical architecture in Texas. The structure, a Dallas Landmark and Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing property in the Harwood Historic District.Photo gallery
Dallas Contemporary, founded in 1978, is a contemporary art museum located in the Design District of Dallas, Texas.DescriptionDallas Contemporary is a non-collecting art museum presenting new and challenging ideas from regional, national and international artists. The institution is committed to engaging the public through exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, and events. The range and level of Dallas Contemporary’s programs serve audiences in the metropolitan Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.Dallas Contemporary attracts visitors from the entire Southwest. Modeled after the European kunsthalle or art hall, it is one of the few institutions of its type in the United States.HistoryFounded by Patricia Meadows in 1978, Dallas Contemporary hosted annual exhibitions of artwork created by its members and offered rental exhibition space to emerging artists. It later expanded its mission to include exhibitions by nonmember artists from Texas. Dallas Contemporary has expanded its scope to embrace the entire spectrum of contemporary art, placing Texas artists in a worldwide context. In doing so, it strives to follow the European model of the kunsthalle, or art hall, a welcoming exhibition site for art of the moment. The museum is a non-collecting arts institution that commissions the creation of new artwork by emerging national and international contemporary artists. In 2010, Dallas Contemporary relocated to a 37,000 square foot building in the Dallas Design District, an emerging neighborhood 1.5 miles north of downtown.
The Infomart is one of the largest buildings in Dallas, Texas (USA). It is the world’s first and only information processing marketing center.It is located at 1950 N. Stemmons Freeway in the Market Center neighborhood between Oak Lawn and Interstate 35E near downtown. It is served by DART's Market Center Station.HistoryThe $85 million Infomart was opened as part of Trammell Crow's Dallas Market Center in 1985 on the site of the P.C. Cobb Stadium. It was built to serve the needs of information technology companies and provide an environment that would stimulate growth. After several years as a permanent trade show for information technology vendors, the building was sold in 1999 and 2006. The building was purchased by ASB Real Estate and currently serves as a technology office and data center, home to more than 110 technology and telecommunications companies. The property and management team were recently merged with another Data Center operator, Fortune Data Centers, to create a national operator. The combined entity will operate under the name Infomart Data Centers.