Real Estate

In the Tall Grass at the Foot of the Calatrava



About a month back we espied the winning entries in the CityDesign Studio's competition intended to find someone to artistically hide that Oncor power station at the western foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill lest those headed to Ray's come spring find it unpalatable. (Keeping in mind, of course, that the competition was just that -- winners get a few thou to expand their conceptual renderings, but there's no actual funding to fabricate the top design.)

First prize went to Scott Armstrong, whose water-colored entry suggested obscuring the facility with plants -- not real plants, mind you, but "grass blades" up to 80 feet tall. What would that look like? Glad you asked: The Dallas City Hall-based CityDesign Studio directs our attention to the animated look-see you see above. And if there's one thing I love more than conceptual renderings ...

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Robert Wilonsky
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