Posts tagged “irving

Mustangs at Las Colinas

1/3/2011:

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Williams Square – Las Colinas – Irving, TX

12/30/2010:


Mandalay Canal Clock Tower – Irving, Texas

9/30/2010:


Today, another shot of the clock tower on the Mandalay Canal in Las Colinas, Irving, Texas.

Las Colinas is an upscale,developed area in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. Due to its central location between Dallas and Fort Worth and its proximity to DFW Airport, Las Colinas has been a viable place in the Metroplex for corporate and business relocation. As a planned community, it has many corporate offices, luxury hotels, landmark office towers, luxury townhomes, distinguished single family homes, private country clubs, gated enclaves and urban lofts. The complex also features a River Walk-styled canal offering gondola cruises, as well as the above-ground Las Colinas APT System.


Mandalay Canal – Las Colinas – Irving, TX

9/18/2010:

Las Colinas is an upscale,developed area in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. Due to its central location between Dallas and Fort Worth and its proximity to DFW Airport, Las Colinas has been a viable place in the Metroplex for corporate and business relocation. As a planned community, it has many corporate offices, luxury hotels, landmark office towers, luxury townhomes, distinguished single family homes, private country clubs, gated enclaves and urban lofts. The complex also features a River Walk-styled canal offering gondola cruises, as well as the above-ground Las Colinas APT System.


Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, Texas

8/13/2010:

I am not sure what building this is, but I was walking around Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas and this looked like a pretty cool shot just after the sun had set.


The Mustangs of Las Colinas – Irving, Texas

8/10/2010:

Mustangs at Las Colinas is a bronze sculpture by Robert Glen, that decorates Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It is said to be the largest equestrian sculpture in the world.  The sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of much of Texas. It portrays a group at 1.5 times life size, running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The horses are intended to represent the drive, initiative and unfettered lifestyle that were fundamental to the state in its pioneer days.  The work was commissioned in 1976 and installed in 1984. SWA Group’s design created a shallow watercourse extending 400 feet (130 m) from northeast to southwest across Williams Square, a gently sloping granite-paved open space about 300 feet (110 m) square. The plaza setting for the sculpture won a National Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.  The buildings around the square rise 358 feet (26 floors) on the north and 217 feet (14 floors) on the east and west sides, with the south side open to O’Connor Boulevard. The sculpture is substantial, but the scale of the surrounding structures keeps it from dominating the space.


Las Colinas Cityscape – Irving, Texas

8/9/2010:

Las Colinas is an upscale,developed area in the Dallas suburb of Irving, Texas. Due to its central location between Dallas and Fort Worth and its proximity to DFW Airport, Las Colinas has been a viable place in the Metroplex for corporate and business relocation. As a planned community, it has many corporate offices, luxury hotels, landmark office towers, luxury townhomes, distinguished single family homes, private country clubs, gated enclaves and urban lofts. This view was taken from across Lake Carolyn looking west just after sunset.