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#1401 txbornviking

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:04 PM

A 600 foot Schwarz tower would certainly be something.

 

David Schwarz's website does list a master plan for downtown and shows potential massings for buildings at these locations

 

https://www.dmsas.co...th-master-plan/



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:09 PM

In the past we had talked about this project in this thread which had a few more details

http://www.fortworth...l=&fromsearch=1

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:17 PM

That seems like a really small lot for something like that -  somewhere around 100'x100', right?  Take that with a grain of salt since I'm not architect, engineer, or urban planner and I don't even try to play one on the internet.



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:43 PM

The project that is referenced will go on the entire city block bounded by 4th, Houston, 5th, and Throckmorton Streets.  It's the old Monnig's Department Store site that has been a parking lot since 1991.  The piece of property that you think is too small, is actually that, because you can't make a parking garage fit or work on a 100' x 100' site. 



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:01 PM

I'm an idiot. I thought we were talking about the northwest corner of the Petroleum Building lot.



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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:17 PM

Love the idea of a new tallest skyscraper, but that particular block is an unfortunate location.

 

From the east, the new tower will block the condo tower. From the west, the new tower will be blocked by the condo tower.

 

Didn't Sundance Square recently say something about not wanting a high rise near the plaza? Or was that speculation on our part?


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:46 PM

Second location, right?  I'm interested in seeing what kind of hours they run.  There's a specialty doughnut shop in Southlake that has longer hours and they do pretty good after school business.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 07:30 PM

The upper couple of floor on the East side of BOA Tower appear to have new, brighter lights. Hopefully the towers will be brighter and better match 777 and Burnett.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 08:36 PM

I will have to get up there to take a look.



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Posted 19 February 2018 - 08:28 AM

Any update on the rumors about building the tallest skyscraper? 



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 11:13 AM

Any update on the rumors about building the tallest skyscraper?


John... the only thing I was told was that their is a high probability that an announcement would be made by the end of the year, but also that it could be shelved a few years due to a possible downturn in the Real Estate market which unfortunately seems to be looming.

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 02:05 PM

 

but also that it could be shelved a few years due to a possible downturn in the Real Estate market which unfortunately seems to be looming.

 

 

What makes you say that?



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:39 PM

 

 

but also that it could be shelved a few years due to a possible downturn in the Real Estate market which unfortunately seems to be looming.

 

 

What makes you say that?

 

Not meaning to play economist here, which I am not by profession, I believe we may be in for higher interest rates in the future.  That might mean borrowing for capital (to finance construction) becomes tighter, and that might have an adverse effect on building a tall skyscraper.



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Posted 22 February 2018 - 03:53 PM

Seems to be on pace for one soon.

Look at Trinity Terrace though. Cancelled in 08ish and came back taller and sold out before it opened.

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Posted 24 February 2018 - 09:42 PM

I drove downtown to see the brighter lights at the top of the Bank of America Tower.  I really didn't need to drive very far.  When I backed out of my driveway, I could see them from the street in front of my house.  My neighbors across the street have a good view of the entire skyline from their front yards. (through the trees)



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:04 PM

Yea I notice it yesterday when I was at my dads home in Rock Island. It got me thinking. Just speculation on my part. If you are going to update lights on  a skyscraper. Would you go ahead and make them able to change colors while you are working on them ? Mr. Bass already has color changing lights all over Sundance buildings. So why would he not do so on his tallest buildings ?  Oh well I can only hope.



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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

It would be nice to see the lights change colors every once and a while... 


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Posted 24 February 2018 - 10:57 PM

The lights may not be able to change color due to the technology and wiring on the light fixtures.  Those are built into the Sundance Square Towers and I don't think the fixtures have ever been switched out.  That would make them a vintage of the early 1980's.  The probably do not have the capabilities of changing colors.  The only work that Sundance Square is probably doing is to switch out the old lamps for new LED lamps.



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Posted 25 February 2018 - 10:10 PM

From way out in Euless BOA is much more visible, about the same magnitude as 777 and Burnett. It obviously lacks the density of lights but I imagine that's not an easy change to make.

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 07:56 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that the removal and replacement of the facade of Sundance West has started.  Scaffolding has started going up on 2nd Street.  According to the article everything will be removed and replaced on the exterior.  Here's a link to the article by Sandra Baker:

 

http://www.star-tele...e205320409.html



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:03 AM

I'm interested in seeing if they change the look of the building at all. It's hard to picture it with anything other than the signature red brick.



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Posted 16 March 2018 - 08:59 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram is reporting that the removal and replacement of the facade of Sundance West has started.  Scaffolding has started going up on 2nd Street.  According to the article everything will be removed and replaced on the exterior.  Here's a link to the article by Sandra Baker:

 

http://www.star-tele...e205320409.html

 

I'm curious too who's to blame for the vapor barrier problem that supposedly is necessitating this change. At over $450k per unit to repair, that's a hefty chuck of change. One would think exterior cladding should be a "forever" installation.



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Milan Gallery posted on Facebook that they are closing at the end of the month. A clothing store has leased their space and so far they have not had luck finding another spot downtown.



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 06:10 PM

The old Starbucks location fell through?


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Posted 22 March 2018 - 07:26 PM

The old Starbucks location fell through?

 

Looks like it.

I wouldn't mind a GameStop there, but I feel that spot may actually be too small... 


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