Blog Summit 2016 | DALLAS TRAVELERS GUIDE: A Big Ball of Fun, Literally!

Posted by Kristen Lisa at 9:00 am in What’s New at Edgecase

Reunion Tower is one of the most recognizable places in Dallas. Located in the Reunion district of downtown, the 561 ft. tower is part of the Hyatt Regency and is considered the 15th tallest building Dallas! As locals say, “The Ball” has three floors with floor plans in the shape of a circle. Built in 1978, the development of this amazing structure was renovation that also updated the historic Union Station which now provides service for Amtrak, Dallas Area Rapid Transit and the Trinity Railway Express.

If you land at Reunion Tower with an empty stomach, walk over to the GeO-deck and grab a cheesesteak sandwich at the Cloud Nine Café. We’ve also heard the Jalapeno Queso is legendary so be sure to save some room! Interested in a more elegant dining experience? Have a glass of wine and try an entrée at the rotating bar in Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, Five Sixty. Once you’ve filled up, it’s time for the real show!

At the end of the night, the giant ball that sits on top of the tower will start to light up, illuminated by 259 customized LED lights!  Be sure to snap some pics of the lights and catch the 360-view of Dallas – it’s pretty incredible (we’re told).  Some other interesting facts about Reunion Tower (from Wikipedia):

  • Appears in the 1987 blockbuster film Robocop
  • Can be seen in the opening credits of the TV series Dallas
  • Appears in the season final of The Amazing Race 26

I know you’re probably dreaming about this breathtaking view, but let’s talk about the real reason you’ll be in town, the Shop.Org Retail’s Digital Summit! Be sure to swing by the Edgecase booth (#5054) and tell us about your experience on top of the world/Dallas! We’ll even set you up with one of our experts to talk about how Edgecase can help optimize your product data for e-commerce performance.

Want to see more of what Dallas has to offer? Make sure you’ve downloaded our “Dallas Business Traveler’s Guide” and see what other great spots we’ve picked out! 

Before we go: don’t forget we’re hosting an After Party on September 27th with our friends at Fashion Metric.  Come check out another famed music venue, the House of Blues where we’ll have live music, eats, and drinks! Be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot now!

See y’all in Dallas!

kristen lisa

Kristen leads Marketing Communications for Edgecase. Prior to joining Edgecase, she was a Marketing and PR manager for AMD. Having spent over 5 years dedicated to the art of communications, Kristen is passionate about finding creative ways to tell stories that engage people, inspire conversation, and build unique differentiation for our brand.

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