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#101 Austin55

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 02:40 PM

STS new windows are complete. Taking down the scaffolding over the sidewalk.

 

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Hard to tell from this photo but its really interesting to see through the glass and see pipes and things running all throughout the building. It's a really beautiful building, especially with the new glass, and the details on the cornice are really nice. 



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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

Yes; beautiful.  Can hardly wait for the street facade to be unveiled.

 

Glad to see and have some reassurance that Sinclair Holdings/Aslam is methodically proceeding with this important Downtown project.



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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:32 PM

From TIF meeting agenda

 

 

A. Discussion and consideration of a resolution authorizing Amendment No. 1 to the TIF Economic Development Program Agreement with Sinclair Hotel Management, Inc. and Fossil Creek Land Partners, Inc. to change the Sinclair Development Completion Deadline to be December 31, 2018



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Posted 03 July 2017 - 11:27 PM

Check this out. Looks like Sinclair got some new lights for the 4th!

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In addtion, some other colors appeared to be testing,

 

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 07:37 AM

The Sinclair looks really nice in color.  Thanks for posting and letting us know about the change.  I'm also anxious to see the hotel being completed.



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 04:35 PM

NICE ! This may be the start of the next generation of downtown lights of our taller buildings. :smwink:  



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

Today, I purchased a small table-top tripod so I would have something to stabilize my camera when taking night shots without having to lug around my large and heavy tripod.  Tonight, I went downtown and just played around with it.  I didn't take very many photos, but here is one that I took of the Sinclair Building and its new lighting.

 

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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

Very nice shot, John.  The new lighting looks great.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 10:38 PM

I thought it turned out quite nice, even though the tripod was resting on top of a trash can.  If you look carefully, you can see that I caught a few stars in the sky, as well.



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Posted 12 July 2017 - 11:17 PM

Welcome to Gotham.


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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:40 AM

A big trash chute has been installed over the sidewalk leading into a dumpster along 5th St.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

Rumor is Ojos is on it's last weekend.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:49 PM

Have they found a new home to relocate to?  I really liked that place.



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:08 AM

Ojos has indeed closed. Already work going on tearing the space down. They will be relocating in "South Fort Worth" in 2018. Not sure exactly where but there ya go.



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:34 AM

As in "Near Soutside"?  Or far south?  (I know, you don't have that information.)  I could see them moving to South Main Village (lots of stuff going in there), I could also see them moving further south, to Cityview area perhaps.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 01:51 PM

As in "Near Soutside"?  Or far south?  (I know, you don't have that information.)  I could see them moving to South Main Village (lots of stuff going in there), I could also see them moving further south, to Cityview area perhaps.

From a post I noticed on facebook, Ojos stated 'will be relocating near South.' I would think NEar SouthSide but, who knows.

 

living far south, it would be a fresh change of pace to have one open near me.



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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

living far south, it would be a fresh change of pace to have one open near me.


I live near Sycamore School & McCart... you anywhere near that area?
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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:16 PM

 

As in "Near Soutside"?  Or far south?  (I know, you don't have that information.)  I could see them moving to South Main Village (lots of stuff going in there), I could also see them moving further south, to Cityview area perhaps.

From a post I noticed on facebook, Ojos stated 'will be relocating near South.' I would think NEar SouthSide but, who knows.

 

living far south, it would be a fresh change of pace to have one open near me.

 

 

Define "far south". 

Like what area or major intersection...


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:31 PM

As in "Near Soutside"?  Or far south?  (I know, you don't have that information.)  I could see them moving to South Main Village (lots of stuff going in there), I could also see them moving further south, to Cityview area perhaps.

From a post I noticed on facebook, Ojos stated 'will be relocating near South.' I would think NEar SouthSide but, who knows.
 
living far south, it would be a fresh change of pace to have one open near me.
 
Define "far south". 
Like what area or major intersection...

Berry & Hemphill?

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:32 PM

I don't think anyone would consider Berry "far south".  Maybe that's more like Memphis:  The Mid South.


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Posted 26 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

Just kidding... I grew up on the Northside so that was far south to me. Lol

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 02:47 AM

not as far south as doohickie, but close. McCart and Seminary.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:36 AM

I ride through there all the time... usually on Lubbock or Stadium.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:03 PM

Details n CVS

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 05:14 PM

Walking by 5th and Houston (might be 5th and main) and noticed a sign stating "CVS is coming soon". Ill try and snag a pic tonight if my phone holds a charge.

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:25 PM

I merged the new CVS/Pharmacy thread into the Sinclair Building thread, since they are connected.  I also deleted a couple of posts regarding the second thread.



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Posted 07 November 2017 - 12:47 PM

Noticed a sign a few days ago at the corner of 5th and..Houston I believe, that a CVS is coming soon. didnt have any opening date or anything else, and I thought I posted this the other day. 

 

What thoughts do you wonderful Forumers have on this? I think its a good idea and a good location. I really hope its open late night too.



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

5th street will be closed this weekend to install the stairwell on the backside of the building. Should be an interesting to see the process.

 

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:19 PM

Austin, at least you have a front row seat.  Unfortunately, the weather may be rather wet this weekend, so I'm not sure that I will be there to watch the installation.  I'm not particularly fond of standing out in the rain, even with rain gear on and an umbrella. 



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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:30 PM

Austin, at least you have a front row seat.  Unfortunately, the weather may be rather wet this weekend, so I'm not sure that I will be there to watch the installation.  I'm not particularly fond of standing out in the rain, even with rain gear on and an umbrella. 

 

Either they didn't show up today or did so super early. Or will later. Streets been open most of the day. Guessing the weather last night delayed things?



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Posted 22 March 2018 - 09:29 AM

Seems now they've filed w the FAA to use a crane up to 350 ft in height. The listed time is 2 months, which seems like a long time for a temporary crane but short for a tower crane.

https://oeaaa.faa.go...360116562&row=1

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 02:02 PM

The lot across the street is closed today with some railroad ties, presumably for the crane. Hopefully when that is done with the A/C can break ground.



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Posted 26 March 2018 - 09:41 PM

I took a tour of the STS Tower/Original Sanger Brothers Building and the Sinclair Building today.  Here are a few of my photographs.  The first is a picture of the interior of the CVS Pharmacy taken from the entrance into the elevator lobby.  This is looking toward the new main entrance to the store, which was the original entrance to the Sanger Brothers Department Store.

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Here's a view of Picchi Pacchi's old space inside the Sinclair Building.  To the far right an opening has been punched through to the basement which will be a new stair down that is in the original location of the stair into the basement.  Immediately to my right is part of the last stairway into the basement.  It will be filled in with a new slab and the bar area to the hotel will be located there.

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This photo was taken inside the old tobacco shop.  A new stairwell is connecting from the existing upper floor stairway into an exit.

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Above the 13th floor of the building, the facade starts to step back.  This is a view of the original concrete framing for the first setback.  One room will fit between the corridor and the outside wall and between the two transfer beams.  This is a photo of one of the transfer beams.  It will be covered by the walls between the two hotel rooms.

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When you get off of the elevator on the 15th floor, you are greeted with this lobby.  It has a large window facing north into the light well and a stairway leading up to the 16th floor penthouse.  All of the core elevators originally stopped at this level.  A private elevator was located behind the stairway that led up to the 16th floor.  The renovations of the hotel will take one of the core elevators up to the 16th floor to serve those rooms and to the roof.  The old elevator opening is being enlarged to extend the existing fire stair upward to the 16th floor and to the roof.  The new glass stairway also connects all of the levels as the 2nd exit.  This 15th floor lobby will be part of a 2 level penthouse suite that uses the existing stair in the photo.

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Here's a view of the 16th floor from near the existing stairway.  The wood framing in the ceiling is the new stair opening up to the roof.  Everything in the foreground between the stairway to the roof and me is the upper floor of the penthouse unit.

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Here's a view from the 16th floor looking down into the light well where the fire escape was once located.  The new glass enclosed stair will go here and you can see the large window on the 15th floor lobby.

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Want to see the existing roof where the new rooftop terrace will go?  We had to climb the existing roof access ladder.  Currently that is the only way to get up there.  In the early days of this website, I had a chance to tour the building and go on the roof.  That was in the early 2000's.  You will see a lot of debris up there.  The reason is that the cooling tower and the penthouse for the overrun for the private elevator were removed.  The new stairwells and the elevator extension will be the new projections up on the roof, along with the rooftop terrace structure.  Before my tour started, I was given a virtual reality tour of the 2 story penthouse suite and the rooftop terrace.

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I'm sure you are probably wondering what the views look like from the top.  I took several but I decided to post two photos.  The first is of Sundance Square.

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Finally, here is probably the best shot that I took from the roof.  Here's the new Frost Tower.

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I was hoping to post these over to social media, but I guess I will have to wait until tomorrow evening.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:01 AM

Great photos john. Looks like a long way to go still. How far along are floors 2-15? 



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 09:22 AM

Thank you, Austin55.  The new walls are framed in, but no finishes have been installed.  Most of the floors look like the 13th.



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Posted 27 March 2018 - 03:52 PM

I didnt even realize that there was work going on for a hotel, I was under the impression that it was just for the CVS.

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Posted 27 March 2018 - 07:13 PM

The trash chute was installed on the south side of the building in September, so it would probably be safe to assume that work had been going on inside since that time as a minimum.  However, I toured the building in January of 2017 and they were doing some work inside at that time, although their main focus then was on the STS Tower.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:49 PM

The 5th St. crane means no stage in that spot for Main St. Arts Festival this year. There will only be two stages. The convention center and Sundance.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

I'm sure the Arts Festival will manage without that space.  Somehow with several new buildings constructed on Main Street, the festival has survived and flourished.  I wouldn't be surprised if next year, the AC Hotel is under construction on that site.







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