Klyde Warren Park: Bridging the Gap
to 5 PM
1909 Woodall Rogers Freeway , #100 , Dallas, TX
Start date: Monday, September 24, 2012
End Date: Friday, November 9, 2012
Righting an urban wrong. Reconnecting Uptown and Downtown. Creating a new front lawn for Dallas. These things and more have all been said about the soon-to-be completed Klyde Warren Park over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. In celebration of the late October opening of the park, the Dallas Center for Architecture presents this exhibition examining the park’s genesis and construction, its event programming plans, and its place in the context of other parks in Dallas and across the country.
KLYDE WARREN PARK: BRIDGING THE GAP takes a look at Klyde Warren Park from the very beginning. With a major grant from The Real Estate Council in 2004, planning began for a deck park covering a portion of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and eliminating a perceived barrier between the uptown and downtown neighborhoods. Funds were raised from both the public and private sectors to build the $110 million project. The construction project itself involved complicated design and engineering factors—from providing appropriate ventilation to the tunnel below the park to the use of “designer dirt” used to lower the load on the deck itself.
And the story won’t end when construction is complete. The Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation has worked throughout the last several years planning a variety of programming efforts to keep the Park active and inviting on an almost constant basis. In partnership with consultants who have helped make New York’s Bryant Park a success story, Klyde Warren Park has already identified over 30 programming partners. A concluding section of the exhibition will compare the park to others in Dallas and throughout the United States.
KLYDE WARREN PARK: BRIDGING THE GAP will run from September 24 to November 9. The exhibition is free and open to the public Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Extended hours are on Thursday evenings until 8:00 p.m.
Sorry, this event ended on Nov. 9, 2012.
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