Article: Kalita Humphreys Theater - Dallas, TX

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A detailed history, a clear assessment of the current conditions, a concise description of future plans, a call for action....a good article indeed.

I hope the effort to undo the accretions, and set up a land plan that will address needs more sensitivly can be carried out...a good building in a wealthy city deserves that.

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This situation sounds like a perfect job for the Conservancy. Perhaps an annual conference could be planned for Dallas to focus on the problem, bringing to the public consciousness the need to respond. Then after the restoration has been completed, some years later, a follow-up conference to celebrate its success. The power has to be shifted away from the Dallas bureaucracy, and the plan to restore the site a matter of public pride.

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Just got an email from Barbara Gordon. She has established a contact with Ann Abernathy, the preservation architect working to save KHT. I hope the Conservancy can help save this vital work.

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Did not realize that the cylindrical 127 ton concrete fly loft is cantilevered over the stage.
Gutsy.

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I'd say that's good news; one hopes and expects that Mr Wright would not disapprove. The firm is world-renowned and has made a number of excellent and innovative buildings and projects, not least the complex renewal of NYC's Lincoln Center.

https://dsrny.com/project/lincoln-center-public-spaces

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Having read articles and attended a presentation in Dallas relative to the very long history and complicated ownership/control of the theater, I hope this effort is not just window dressing to get “the preservationists” off the DTC’s back.
The Kalita is no longer needed to accommodate large traveling shows which were not a good fit with the theater’s unique configuration which lent itself to more intimate and experimental productions. A new performance center in the city under the same ownership does that task well. The DTC now needs to recognize the historical, cultural, and architectural significance of this piece of its “turf” and share it with those who seek to return the theater to its original configuration and intent.

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The 2010 plan seemed reasonable to me. With all the various entities dipping their hands into the soup, and hiring a firm not known for their restoration work, it seems to me that Kalita is still in dire straits.

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The Kalita Humphreys Theater is a historic theater in Dallas, Texas (USA). It was built in 1959 for Dallas Theater Center. It is the only theater by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and one of the last completed buildings he designed. Who still produces original productions on the revolving stage. Italiarail Coupon Codes Dallas theater groups also use the Kalita Humphreys Theater throughout the year, including Uptown Players and Second Thought Theater.

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