Marketplace Pays a Visit to the Now-Shuttered Elm Place Downtown

The observation deck on the 50th floor of Elm Place, which closed its doors at the end of January
The observation deck on the 50th floor of Elm Place, which closed its doors at the end of January

Speaking of downtown Dallas ...

Marketplace, which earlier this week took in the art show held in that abandoned WaMu box on Greenville Avenue, today takes a look at downtown's vacant office buildings -- specifically, the shuttering of Elm Place at the end of January. The question is: Will the former First National building, designed by George Dahl and once the tallest skyscraper west of the Mississippi, ever reopen? UCR Urban's Jack Gosnell seriously doubts it for myriad reasons, chief among them: "It's easier to tear a building down sometimes and rebuild it."


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