North Central's New Look? Maybe. Very Dallas, Though. Lots of Silver and Gold.

North Central's New Look? Maybe. Very Dallas, Though. Lots of Silver and Gold.

One more time, the city council's Transportation & Environment Committee will discuss the landscaping along North Central Expressway, specifically between Woodall Rogers Freeway and Mockingbird Lane. Only, before the Texas Department of Transportation -- and its various life partners -- gets started on planting more freeway-friendly greenery that shouldn't get so brownery, there's some "hardscaping" to be done. Which means? Well, you're looking at it -- or, at least, a conceptual rendering of the wavy gold-and-silver vertical paneling that TxDOT could plant in Central's center median beginning in the spring of '09. Think "perforated metal bands" affixed to steel posts sunk into a bed of rocks. Looks pretty; also, distracting; and, expensive. See for yourself in the detailed close-up that follows after the jump. --Robert Wilonsky

North Central's New Look? Maybe. Very Dallas, Though. Lots of Silver and Gold.

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