Irving Texas pin with dinosaur

Irving Texas pin with dinosaur

This pin was given to me by Ron Eberhardt. He obtained the pin at a professional meeting.

Irving Texas is located in Texas within Dallas County. Irving is part of the Dallas–Plano–Irving metropolitan division of the Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, designated by the U.S. Census Irving Texas MapBureau and colloquially referred to as the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

Irving includes the Las Colinas community, one of the first master-planned developments in the United States and once the largest mixed-use development in the Southwest with a land area of more than 12,000 acres. Las Colinas is home to the Mustangs at Las Colinas, which is the largest equestrian sculpture in the world, as well as many Fortune 500 companies, such as Exxon Mobil. In January 2011 the city completed the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and plans to develop the area into a mixed-use complex including a special entertainment district.

At first, I misidentified the logo as a dinosaur! My apologies if you saw it. I should have known it was a mustang. Mustangs at Las Colinas is a bronze sculpture by Robert Glen, that decorates Williams Square in Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. It is said to be the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. The sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of much of Texas. It portrays a group at 1.5 times life size, running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The horses are intended to represent the drive, initiative and unfettered lifestyle that were fundamental to the state in its pioneer days. The plaza setting for the sculpture won a National Honor Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Location: 16-F4

General geological map of the DFW Metroplex

General geological map of the DFW Metroplex

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