April 20, 2011

In West Dallas, Where William Whyte's Vision of a Living City Hall Plaza Is Finally Coming to Life

"I was talking to Jason Roberts about his and Brent Brown's plans to remake City Hall Plaza in Whyte's image one week from today. Roberts said he was in a West Dallas warehouse, where Gary Buckner -- the man responsible for Bar Belmont's in-the-works makeover, among other notable projects -- was turning old pallets into chairs for next week's Living Plaza experiment. Roberts said to come on by. So I headed over to Toronto Street -- at the foot of the West Levee, in the shadow of the Calatrava -- where Roberts and Andrew Howard are, at this very moment, helping Buckner tear apart the wooden slats and nail them back together again. Very cool. And almost very comfortable."

Read the full article on the Dallas Observer