The Hopes and Dreams of Downtown Dallas In One 32-Page Annual Report

The video you seesaw above till it was unceremoniously yanked this afternoon was made by Michael Marco on behalf of Tracy Locke on behalf of Downtown Dallas Inc., which had intended to show downtown's makeover at its annual meeting held at the Omni a couple of weeks ago. Alas, it got trimmed for time. Marco had posted the short-short this week, no doubt in the hopes that someone other than no one would see the film DDI wants to use in its efforts to rebrand the Central Business District. But now it's gone. Sorry about that.

Still, the timing was certainly good: Downtown Dallas Inc. also just posted to its website its 32-page annual report, which looks back at 2011 ("a year full of celebration as cranes began to fly high once again in Downtown Dallas"), gets even giddier about the year ahead ("Downtown will rise to a new summit in 2012") and keeps its fingers crossed that those proposed downtown building redos are more than pretty renderings.

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