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#601 rriojas71

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 11:54 AM

I drove by the site yesterday and it seems like they have picked up the pace because they are really moving on this. I also noticed that the North side stairs seem to be a lot closer to the sidewalk than I anticipated from the rendering. I'm guessing that some slight street re-alignment is going to be needed.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 12:09 PM

Well, the bathroom bill is dead for now.

 

Oh, did I miss something this past weekend? 

Because all of last week, I heard nothing on 105.3 the Fan other than that corny commercial. 


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 01:00 PM

They never voted on it, and the special session has ended with no indication of another special session.


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Posted 16 August 2017 - 02:56 PM

What Doohickie said. There's a chance Abbott calls another session, but I think it's slim. He loses more and more politically if he calls them back again and they don't meet his demands. Of course, it could always come back in the 2019 regular session, especially if Strauss loses a likely challenge and the speaker's chair passes to a more conservative house member.

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Posted 16 August 2017 - 03:03 PM

Oh... well, THIS thing of beauty will stick around. 


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Good to know. 


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:12 AM

I drove by yesterday afternoon along Montgomery and saw this project which is quite impressive. Never mind the issues related to the limited seating capacity.  Judging from the construction going on there the arena will be a large structure.  The last photo was taken in May (Post#570).  I think it's time for an updated construction photo!



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:02 AM

Same. Just didn't stop to take a photo.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:45 AM

The last time I was actually driving down Montgomery in July, I thought that I should start taking construction photographs soon.  I will try to get by there this week.  Pictures may be from my cell phone, if I don't have my camera with me.



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:50 AM

I drove down Montgomery a few weeks ago and noticed that the lower seating bowl is starting to take shape. It is also visible from I-30 traveling west from downtown. The final height is 170 feet, so it's going to be pretty impressive from a lot of angles. I think it's unique for a facility of that type to have all of the seating areas above grade. Most sports facilities have you enter on a concourse with lower seating bowls below grade.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:51 AM

I was driving north on Jacksboro Hwy over the weekend. And I can see all those cranes looking off to the south west. Of course those cranes will not be going up and up like the Frost tower. But using the cranes as a sort of a outline. This building looks like it is really going to stand out. In much of the city.

 

I do have a question ? Does any one know how tall the current convention center arena is ?  



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 09:50 PM

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 09:41 AM

S-T's Max Baker got into the construction site and filed a video progress report on the new Dickies Arena:

 

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 08:39 AM

Here's my construction photograph.  It was taken on September 30, 2017.

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:49 PM

Great photo from above shared by the official twitter page

 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:16 PM

That's a nice aerial.  It shows us a lot more than what we can take from the ground.



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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

There's definitely a lot more going on at the south end of the building than you can see from ground level.



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 04:40 AM

In the Star-Telegram article(Post#612), Max Baker paraphrases the following from Gary Pille, a project spokesperson: 

 

But Pille believes the new $540 million Dickies Arena — which is about 17 percent completed and expects its superstructure to top out in December — will have a similar culture-changing influence on Fort Worth’s urban landscape.

 

​Was Pille referring to this December or next December?  What does it mean to "top out" an arena?  If topping out means putting a roof on the arena, it doesn't look like that's going to happen in just two months, judging from the aerial photo of the construction site (Post#614). 



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Posted 13 October 2017 - 06:25 AM

I believe he's referring to the underlying concrete support structure for the seating bowl and concourses below the roofline. That's a significant milestone, but still a long way from topping out the arena and closing it in.





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