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Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas

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Thanks-Giving Square is a private park and public facility anchoring the Thanksgiving Commercial Center district of downtown Dallas, Texas, United States. Dedicated in 1976, the complex consists of three components: a landscaped garden and non-denominational chapel building, a major section of the underground pedestrian network, and the Bullington Truck Terminal. It was the first public-private partnership of its kind in Dallas.

After a lengthy global search, Peter Stewart, a Dallas businessman and one of the founders of the Thanks-Giving Foundation, chose architect Philip Johnson to design the project.
A symbolic structure was the key part of the program for the square, and it became pretty obvious soon that some of these top architects didn't have the background or feeling for the building that I envisaged would carry great meaning for another two hundred years.
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  • We went early in the morning when they first opened. It was very quiet and a good place for thoughtful reflection. Wish the thanksgiving hall hadn’t been under going remodeling. Definitely worth a....  more
    We went early in the morning when they first opened. It was very quiet and a good place for thoughtful reflection. Wish the thanksgiving hall hadn’t been under going remodeling. Definitely worth a....  more »
  • Went on a weekend, so no traffic around, which was nice. A nice park and well maintained. It was a really nice place to visit, just to see the little chapel is very awe-some! 
    Went on a weekend, so no traffic around, which was nice. A nice park and well maintained. It was a really nice place to visit, just to see the little chapel is very awe-some!  more »
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  • This cute sq is in the very center, just parallel 5 min walk from the giant eyeball. The sq is triangle shaped and starts from an exterior belfry in the angle, then widening to a cute park where's the all faiths rounded spiral Chapel. The Chapel is accessed via a small bridge and it's open to all religions. It's small in size but with very interesting and nice horizontal stained glass windows in the spiral roof.
  • I honestly can't believe that someplace this tranquil and beautiful is right in the heart of a downtown Metropolis. Quite possibly one of the most peaceful and joyful places I've been in awhile. Strongly suggest anyone visiting the Dallas downtown area take time out of their day just to walk through this area. glory be to God who deserves all the praise.

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