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American Airlines is held in pretty high esteem around here, and rightfully so. They have had their share of bankruptcy (and customer service) issues, but they’re still one of DFW’s undisputed corporate darlings. We even name our stadiums in their honor. So when they killed off a look that had been around for a looonnng time, the headlines practically wrote themselves.
…but that’s probably the general consensus by now.
Time has indeed flown, and we’re already approaching two years since construction crews began the five-year, $2.7 billion LBJ Express endeavor. The current LBJ now seems withered and beaten, and it usually feels more like an unusually active limestone quarry than a major metropolitan highway.
In a few weeks, you’ll be able to drive down the Cedars segment of I-30 and take in a dashing new Dallas landmark: a 10-foot-high, 20-foot-long, two-ton bowler hat. A derby, if you prefer (not a vernacular).
Another day in the life of Downtown Dallas landmark grand openings — and this time, it’s the Perot Museum’s turn. After three years of construction and wondering how that angled elevator was going to fit into the final structure, the museum is finally opening its doors.
Tickets should be available throughout the day, but be prepared to be admitted in 30-minute intervals. In honor of its grand opening, doors will be open until midnight tonight (December 1). Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students (age 12-17), and $10 for children (age 2-11).
And here, as promised, is your time lapse video. Try not craving enchiladas after seeing a full shot of El Fenix for the first 30 seconds:
The past 24 hours have been pretty rough on Dallas culture enthusiasts and the general aura of State Fair nostalgia. North Texas is collectively bummed out after watching Big Tex meet his fiery end, but talks of his 2013 return are already underway.
Every city is guilty of this in some way, but Dallas can be quick to jump the gun in the name of progression. Sometimes it pans out (i.e. Klyde Warren Park — hopefully), but often it does not (i.e. Downtown Tunnels).
Enter our crispy buddy Big Tex. It was a given that Tex would be rebuilt, but how he will return leaves quite a bit to the imagination.