Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck reopens to new, returning visitors
One of the most distinctive landmarks in the Dallas Skyline has undergone renovation and is again open to the public. The observation deck at Reunion Tower – now named GeO-Deck for geodesic, observation and deck – reopened October 5th after a multimillion dollar renovation. Built in 1978, the deck had been closed for six years.
The iron grid around the tower is now more open to allow for better views, and the 470-foot-tall circular deck now includes five live cameras that allow visitors to zoom in on the view and a 30-panel digital information system, named Halo, that provides details about Dallas and its landmarks.
The restaurant above was also recently renovated and now operates as Cloud Nine, a cafe-style eatery managed by chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck. Visitors can stop in for lunch or a snack at Cloud Nine until 5 pm, when it closes for private events only. The cafe’s decor highlight is the ceiling, a “digital canopy” of stylized sky imagery that can change form from sunny blue skies to lightning and thunder at the flip of a switch.
The GeO-Deck is open Mondays through Thursdays from 10 am to 10 pm, Fridays 10 am to 11:30 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am to 11:30 pm, Sundays 9:30 am to 10 pm (last elevators go up 15 minutes before closing time).
Tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 65 and older, $8 for youth ages 4-12, free for children 3 and under. Tickets are available online at reuniontower.com or on-site.
Source: Guide Live, Dallas Morning News, Oct 3, 2013.
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