Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bye-Bye 2505

Before....
After....
At 8am sharp on a Sunday, specifically on the same day that the Dallas News featured the preservation of MCM architecture in Dallas (see prior post), the Harwood Smith-designed office building at 2505 Turtle Creek Blvd. was razed by the developers. The full story is on Unfair Park. Apparently the permit for demolition was issued in the first week of April -- the day after the CPC denied the rezoning application, citing, among its reasons, the Smith connection. Sneaky way to start of a luxury hotel project, isn't it. Progress it is! So much for preservation, I guess.

1 comment:

Riccardo Mazziotti said...

Unbelivable! It seems to be a trend around here... Developers wanted to do the same with this important Mid Century Modern Home in University Park, http://blog.dougnewby.com/2007/12/13/important-mid-century-modern-home-spared-from-dallas-teardown-trend/ but I think it was bought from someone to prevent this from happening. There should be more posts about this Dallas trend.