10 Time-Lapse Images Show Dallas’ Dramatic Skyline Changes since 2007

Dallas skyline changes

Dallas is no stranger to sky-high living. The Big D boasts some of the most spectacular skyscrapers in Texas, if not the country. Architectural marvels such as the 72-story Bank of America Plaza, the Reunion Tower with its amazing GeO-Deck, the sparkling Fountain Place, or the Chase Tower that soars 55 stories into the air, have given the city a prominent identity and placed it among the world’s most recognizable skylines.

We wanted to see how much the city has changed in the last decade and turned to Google Street View to help us visualize Dallas’ vertical transformation. Here are 10 before-and-after images that reveal some of the most impressive developments completed during the last 8 years.

1. Perot Museum of Nature and Science – Victory Park

The $95.6 million, 180,000-square-foot Perot Museum of Nature and Science is truly unique. Designed by Morphosis Architects, the “building that will launch a million dreams” showcases a set of unique features including a 54-foot, continuous-flow escalator contained in a 150-foot, glass-enclosed, tube-like structure that dramatically extends outside the building. It opened its doors to the public in December 2012.

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2. SkyHouse Dallas – Victory Park

Developed by a joint venture of Atlanta-based Novare Group and Batson-Cook Development Co., SkyHouse Dallas was completed in 2014. The 24-story, 336-unit tower boasts an unparalleled location, in the heart of Victory Park, at 2320 N. Houston St. The tower offers easy access to some of the area’s finest shopping and dining, as well as the American Airlines Center and the Katy Trail. Among a series of upscale amenities, the community features a rooftop lounge with a saltwater pool and amazing downtown views; a private library and coffee lounge; a health club, as well as a TRX training room.

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3. 1900 McKinney – Uptown

Located in the heart of Uptown, 1900 McKinney topped out in 2009. Designed by famed architects Gromatzyi Dupree and Associates, the 27-floor, 230-unit rental tower comes with upscale amenities such as a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop swimming pool, a resident clubhouse, and a 7-level parking garage. It was the first multi-family residential tower to become LEED Certified in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Right across the street, another towering structure was built to impress. 2000 McKinney is a Class “AA” office building featuring approximately 442,355 rentable square feet spread over 21 stories. Also visible in the far right of the image, Granite Properties’ 17Seventeen McKinney added more energy and style to an already vibrant area.

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4. Park Seventeen – Uptown

Completed in 2010, the 19-story 17Seventeen McKinney shares a full city block with Gables at Park 17, a 26-story residential tower comprising 292 luxury apartment homes. Both designed by Good Fulton & Farrell Architects, the two LEED-certified properties sit atop a mixed-use podium with retail and restaurant space, a variety of vegetation and secured parking. Common amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool in a park-like setting, a conference room, a 1,519-square-foot balcony on the 17th floor with stunning views, and on-site property management.

The 42-story Museum Tower can be seen standing tall way off in the distance.

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5. Saint Ann Court – Uptown

This Class AA luxury office building known as Saint Ann Court was finished in 2009 and features 320,000 square feet of leasable space on 26 floors. Designed by Los Angeles-based Shimoda Design Group, Saint Ann Court is the sixth phase within the 17 phase Harwood district, a $3 billion master-planned community that encompasses more than 18 city blocks in the heart of Uptown Dallas.

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6. Alta Design District, 1400 Hi-Line – Design District

The Design District has undergone significant changes over the last decade. Among the latest additions, Alta Design District sits prettily at 1531 Inspiration Drive, providing residents with a contemporary living environment in a convenient location.

PM Realty Group’s 1400 Hi-Line offers easy access to the area’s finest shopping and entertainment destinations, as well as the Katy Trail. The 23-story, 314-unit multifamily community includes premier amenities such as a salt water infinity-edge pool, a one-acre rooftop park with breathtaking views of downtown Dallas, and a 3,000 sq. ft. fitness center.

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7. Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Hall Arts – Arts District

The 12-story Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre opened its doors to the public in 2009 as part of the AT&T Performing Arts Center. Spread over 10 acres within the downtown Dallas Arts District, the Center includes the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House, Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre, Annette Strauss Square and Elaine D. and Charles A. Sammons Park, as well as Lexus Red and Silver underground parking areas.

The Arts District will gain more style and architectural grandeur with the addition of the KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts (pictured, center). The 18-story office tower is on track to be delivered in summer 2015. To be anchored by KPMG, the building will become home to other tenants such as Jackson Walker, UMB Bank, Hall Financial Group, and Stephan Pyles.

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8. Omni Dallas Hotel – Downtown

The 23-story Omni Dallas Hotel features 1,001 luxurious guest rooms and suites, 110,000 square feet of event space, and upscale amenities. It is connected via sky bridge to the Dallas Convention Center.

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9. Museum Tower – Arts District

Completed in 2013, the 42-story Museum Tower was designed by Scott Johnson (Johnson Fain) and Gromatzky Dupree and Associates. The building consists of 115 residential condominiums, ranging from 1,650 to 8,700 square feet.

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10. One Victory Park – Uptown/Turtle Creek

The 17-story One Victory Park was built in 2008 and provides 445,000 square feet of premier office space. Right across the street stands The House, a luxury high-rise condo building with modern amenities.

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Are there any new developments around The Metroplex that have caught your eye recently? Let us know in the comments section below.

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