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The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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DESIGNER
 
 
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
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DESCRIPTION
 
Il complesso residenziale del Ritz-Carlton di Dallas è costituito da due torri e quattro villette a schiera.
La prima torre è alta 23 piani e ospita al suo interno il Ritz-Carlton hotel e 70 unità condominiali ai piani più alti. Alla base del palazzo sono collocati i servizi dell'hotel, che comprendono un centro benessere, una piscina, un ristorante e una sala da ballo.
La seconda torre ospita 95 unità condominiali. Le quattro villette a schiera sono alte quattro piani ciascuna e insieme alla seconda torre si collegano alla prima mediante una passerella sospesa.
Le due torri sono circondate da strade alberate e giardini, che favoriscono l'inserimento dell'intero complesso nel quartiere residenziale circostante.
"Ritz-Carlton hotels and resorts are known for unsurpassed luxury and customer service. These trademarks are evident in the design and construction details of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences in Dallas.
Ritz-Carlton’s image is important to it and it’s meticulous about its facilities when it comes to quality and the level of construction and finishes,” says John Hood, director of business development for Manhattan Construction Co. in Dallas, which is serving as the general contractor for the Ritz-Carlton Dallas. Close to 87,000 man hours a month were spent on the project.
Located in Dallas’ Uptown area on McKinney Avenue, the Ritz-Carlton Dallas is the first Ritz-Carlton property in Texas and one of 30-plus Ritz-Carlton projects under development worldwide."

Jennifer D. Duell
, "Ritz-Carlton project introduces new level of luxury to Texas", Texas Construction, april 2007
Robert A.M.Stern, The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas,Texas"The hotel, which broke ground in August 2005 and topped out in July 2006, will welcome its first guests in July, and condo residents will be able to move into their new homes in October, says Clay La Grone, senior construction manager with Crescent. “The people who are buying in this property are buying the Ritz-Carlton lifestyle, and the hotel must be ready to serve them,” he says.
Skin-deep beauty. Designed by the renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects of New York, the Ritz-Carlton Dallas is a buff-colored brick and limestone tower detailed in a simplified Regency style. The design is reminiscent of the landmark hotels built in the 1920s in New York and Chicago.
“When this project was first conceived in early 2001, it was important that the building look like it had been in the neighborhood for years,” La Grone says.
In particular, the new hotel-condo project was designed to integrate with the well-known Crescent complex in Dallas, which was designed by famed Texas architect Philip Johnson and developed by Rosewood in the mid-1980s. “The Crescent has a timeless look, and we wanted our project to make a similar statement,” La Grone says".

Jennifer D. Duell
, "Ritz-Carlton project introduces new level of luxury to Texas", Texas Construction, april 2007
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MATERIALS
 
steel, cement, marble, glass

L'edificio
La torre del Ritz-Carlton Hotel ha una pianta cruciforme. Le diverse altezze e le rientranze delle varie facciate hanno richiesto la progettazione di stampi prefabbricati su misura per la preparazione dei pannelli di finitura.
Per la messa in opera dello scheletro dell'edificio ci sono volute 42.000 iarde cubiche di cemento e ben 3.900 tonnellate di acciaio. I pannelli prefabbricati sono stati realizzati da Arkansas Precast Corp., in collaborazione con il progettista Robert A.M.Stern e i responsabili della Manhattan Construction Co. di Dallas, mentre la Jennings Glass di Dallas si è occupata delle finestre. In particolare quest'ultime sono state progettate in maniera tale da poter essere installate prima che la muratura fosse ultimata, a causa dei tempi lunghi necessari per la definizione dei pannelli prefabbricati.
Nella parte interna dell'edificio si è provveduto ad inserire delle doppie pareti e un pesante isolamento per insonorizzare opportunamente gli ambienti destinati ad accogliere le aree condominiali da quelli riservati all'hotel.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
Texas
County
Dallas
Town
Dallas
Address
2121 McKinney Street
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
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Residential buildings
Rooming-houses
Buildings for travel and tourism
Hotels
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Commercial buildings
Restaurants
Buildings for health and well-being
Wellness centre
Buildings for recreational activities
Dance halls, discotheques, ballrooms
Architecture of parklands and water
Private swimming pools
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2005 - 2009
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Robert A. M. Stern, Peter Morris Dixon (ed.), Robert A. M. Stern: Buildings and Projects 2004-2009, Monacelli Pr, 2009
"Surviving the Slump in North Texas", Texas Construction, march 2009
Jennifer D. Duell, "Ritz-Carlton project introduces new level of luxury to Texas", Texas Construction, april 2007
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
tower n.1 m. 87,00
tower n.2 m. 93,18
Floors
tower n.1 21 floors above ground
tower n.2 23 floors above ground
Number
torre n.1 218 hotel's rooms and 70 condominium units
torre n.2 96 condominium units and 4 townhouses
Surface
tower n.1 hotel
sq.m. 878 (sq.ft. 9,450) ballroom
sq.m. 1,765 (sq.ft. 19,000) of meeting and event space
sq.m. 1,858 (sq.ft. 20,000) Spa and fitness centre
tower n.2 townhouses
from sq.m. 585 (sq.ft. 6,300) to sq.m. 687 (sq.ft. 7,400)
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STAFF
 
Associate designers
HKS, Inc.
Progettista
Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Interior design
Hotel
Frank Nicholson Incorporated, Concord, MA
Residences
Hayslip Design Associates, Inc., Dallas, TX
General contractor
Manhattan Construction Co., Dallas
Developer
Crescent Real Estate Equities
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Dossiers on The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
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