3 Things We’re Reading: Implosion to Make Room for American’s Headquarters

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Each day, the staff at Dallas Innovates digs deep into the web looking for interesting, stimulating and sometime profound stories that we think you’ll enjoy. Here are three for today.

It’s out with the old to make way for the new. American Airlines Group (Nasdaq: AAL) will implode a former headquarters building on its property in far east Fort Worth on Friday to make way for an innovative new $350 million headquarters campus that will better allow the world’s largest airline to integrate with other facilities on its existing west campus — the flight academy, conference center, and an operations center that opened last year. The Dallas Business Journal reported that the soon-to-be-gone structure served as American’s headquarters from 1983 to 1988.

There’s a new informal group in North Texas that’s changing the nature of philanthropy in North Texas. Called “100 Men Who Give a Damn Dallas,” this group of men agree to meet four times a year and give at least $100 to a charity at each gathering. The group is not a charity and has no bank account, WFAA/Channel 8 reported. Last week, the group met for its second time in Dallas, and you can learn more about it here.

Toyota Connected Inc., the new company created by Plano-based Toyota Motor North America, finally can say, “home, sweet home.” Toyota Connected has rented office space in the new Legacy West Urban Village mixed use development at Dallas North Tollway and Legacy Drive, the Dallas Morning News reported. It will serve as the global headquarters for Toyota Connected, an expanded collaboration between Toyota and Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), that is creating innovation in connected-car systems.

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