Architecture

How Much for the Biggest Mansion in Texas?

Feb 6, 2014 By Dan Solomon

It's got a veranda with seating for 450 people, a two-story closet, and a bowling alley. It's on 25 acres and the mansion itself is 48,000 square feet. And nobody really knows what it's worth. 

Change of Art

Jan 24, 2013 By Michael Ennis

Just over forty years ago, Texas was the kind of place dismissed as hopelessly provincial and culturally mediocre. But then came the Kimbell Art Museum.

A Q&A With Michael Ennis

Jan 21, 2013 By Abby Johnston

The writer-at-large on the development of West Dallas, Big D’s need for an urban middle class, and what a standout twenty-first-century city looks like.

Arch of Triumph

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Ennis

Dallas’s almost-finished Calatrava bridge may be an emblem of the city’s status. But the smart urban plan for the small neighborhood it leads to says more about the city’s future.

North Toward Dome

Jan 20, 2013 By Paul Burka

The best way to visit the Capitol, the state’s grandest public building, is to take the 45-minute guided tour. But there is much more to see if you know what to look for, and I’m going to tell you precisely that.