Dallas' downtown has been transformed in the past 10 years by a $2.3 billion investment in redevelopment and improvements that have made the city more vibrant.
The Dallas Morning News reports Sunday a new bridge, a deck park and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science have helped eliminate divides between downtown Dallas and other parts of the city. Belo Garden in the heart of the city and a performance hall in the Arts District have helped the transformation.
Oilman Forrest Hoglund helped raise $200 million in private donations for the Perot Museum. He compares Dallas to New York or Chicago "that came of age, Dallas is on the verge."
New hotels, restaurants and a smattering of residential units have also helped turn the area into a mixed-use downtown.