I have bad news. I made a mistake. I have changed the overall height of this building down to 381'-4". I have also deleted two of the posts after the report on the height. I apologize.
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He has come over here occasionally. However, we have not been able to get together when he has come. My schedule is pretty limited to lunch hours and after work or weekends. I will admit that I have gone over to Dallas to shoot with him on a few weekends. I am planning on doing a forum meeting on a weekend, so that we can walk around and take pictures. CTroyMathis, over on the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum, has requested a weekend get together. 12-14 years ago, we used to do those from time to time. When I set something up, I will extend an invite to Justin.
I'm late in posting this, but the March Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour has been cancelled. Dr. Rick Selcer, Tim, and Donna Young couldn't make it on March 10th, so we moved it to March 3rd. Tim and Donna also could not make it on that date. After last month's tour, we found out that the Resident's Lounge, where we normally meet, was also booked. We could not go to Tim and Donna's apartment on the 3rd, and all of the other rooms at the T&P were booked. Therefore, we had no place to meet inside, and it was decided to cancel the tour for the month of March. Things should return to normal in April when the tour is Lancaster Avenue.
I went to the grand opening of the Victory Forest Community Center this morning. I saw PeopleAreStrange there. He is actually in the photo from this site's Facebook page. This will be a great asset for the community and it is long overdue. The location is at 3427 Hemphill St., which is at the northeast corner of W. Biddison and Hemphill.
Floor to ceiling heights in residential towers are usually lower than the floor to ceiling heights in office buildings. Therefore, the floor to floor height is also usually lower in a residential tower. This usually produces a shorter building.
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.
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)
I now have a copy of the map of the restricted zone. However, in receiving it, I also agreed not to divulge the information contained within in it. So, without being specific, the area where no one will be allowed will be roughly one large block beyond the building site. If the block is small, it is two blocks. In a few situations, where the street grid shifts, the line will go through private property roughly continuing the line at the furthest point.
We had a "new" forum member attend the lunch today. Arch-image showed up for the first time. Thanks for coming. The other characters who attended the meeting were Doohickie, Hipolyte, and PeopleAreStrange. It was a nice lunch. For those of you who have not attended, we do these forum lunches on the last Friday of every month at Benito's.
At the Forum Meeting, I told everyone there that I had heard the time of the implosion had changed to 8:30 AM. However, I was sent an e-mail while at lunch with a specific sequence of events for the implosion. The time has not changed and it is still 8:00 AM on Sunday, March 4, 2018.
This is an event that I am involved with through two organizations. The AIAFW, HFW, and CAPPA is having a panel discussion titled, Good Neighbors, Great Neighborhoods. It will be held on Wednesday, March 21 from 6 PM until 8 PM at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. The Panelists are:
Paul Dennehy, Dennehy Architects
Gaye Reed, Coldwell Banker and HFW Board Member
Evan Thompson, executive director, Preservation Texas
Historic Fort Worth, AIA Fort Worth, and the David Dillon Center for Texas Architecture at the University of Texas at Arlington are pleased to present a new, collaborative Good Neighborhoods Initiative. The event is free and more information and tickets can be found at: