Dallas Lands One Spot on Travel+ Leisure Readers' Poll: The Winspear Opera House

Several Friends of Unfair Park have chimed in with the results of Travel+ Leisure's Top New Landmarks readers' poll. And while we're no doubt just one year away from making the Top New Bridges list ... sorry, Schutze is saying, "No." Anyway. Like I was saying, while we're no doubt just one year away from making the Top New Bridges list, the sole Dallas entry on the entirety of the laundry list of popular places is the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, which ranks No. 5 on the list of Top Arenas and Performance Venues and No. 36 among the Most-Visited Landmarks behind, waitaminute, the Taj Mahal? That can't be right. Schutze is shaking his head again.

Anyway. Mark Weinstein, president and CEO of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, will nevertheless use this occasion to make the following proclamation: "This just reaffirms the significant investments that Dallas has made in the arts. These iconic structures were designed to be among the finest performance venues in the world. But with their stunning architecture, they make a powerful statement about Dallas today, and the role that culture and the arts play in our community."

Anyway. Fort Worth wins again: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is No. 2 on the Top New Museum list, behind Museo Soumaya in Mexico City. And It's No. 32 on the landmarks list -- ahead of the Taj Mahal. That can't be right.

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