A view of the skyline-marring old Dawson State Jail in Dallas from the Commerce Street bridge. Reunion Tower can be seen to the right of the building. (Courtesy Trinity Park Conservancy)
As for how exactly the old jail will be reused, that has yet to be determined although restaurants, retail, affordable housing, and administrative office space for the park have all been floated in local media as early speculative ideas.
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Bass said he has no idea what the sign’s dimensions are. Eyeing the billboard, he guesstimated it was somewhere between 7 feet and 10 feet tall (not counting its cement base) and perhaps about as wide as a sedan. And since the sign is made out of thick metal, he supposes the whole thing has to weigh at least a ton, if not several of them.
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