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Architecture Trip to Dallas, TX

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Photo: Martha Camarillo

Dallas is so rich in symbols and stereotypes—oil tycoons; the grassy knoll; Southfork; the Cowboys, both NFL and lowercase—that it has become as much a psychological destination as a physical one. Everyone seems to have an image of this town, long before they visit it themselves. It’s a brash, muscular, immodest metropolis that believes in putting on a show. And nowhere is the show more evident than in the city’s architecture. Design has long driven Dallas’s identity, going back to I. M. Pei’s City Hall, begun in 1965, and Philip Johnson’s 1970 John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, a luminous declaration of architecture’s power. Now it’s making news here again. Read the article

Destinations: Dallas · Dupont Circle

Inspired by: How the Arts Are Transforming Dallas — by Tom Austin, Published Sep. 2007

Hotels (3)

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    Belmont Hotel

    From its dominant vantage point on a high hill in Oak Cliff, the Belmont Hotel commands spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. The only word of w

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    Hotel Palomar

    Located in Dupont Circle just one mile from the National Mall, Hotel Palomar is a Kimpton boutique property with a chic, art-inspired design. Insid

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    Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek

    The Dallas icon of luxury, founded in 1980 when oil heiress Caroline Rose Huntturned a circa-1925 cotton magnate’s mansion into an outstanding prop

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Activities (4)

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    Nasher Sculpture Center

    Situated in the heart of the Arts District, the Nasher Sculpture Center showcases what was once the private collection of Raymond and Patsy Nasher.

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    Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center

    Named in honor of Dallas arts supporter Morton H. Meyerson, who donated $10 million toward its erection, the stunning Symphony Center is located in

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    AT&T Performing Arts Center

    The AT&T Performing Arts Center is a 10-arce complex set within the Dallas Arts District. Included in the center is the contemporary, 2,300-seat Ma

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    Dallas Museum of Art

    Though the Dallas Museum of Art was established in 1903, the massive 370,000-square-foot location designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes and positioned

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