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#107230 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 10 November 2017 - 09:06 AM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

That is a nice photo of the city.




#105936 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 17 September 2017 - 07:32 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

Austin, I was going to wait until Frost appeared finished from a distance.

 

In digital form, my photographs from the Amon Carter Museum start in 2002.  I'm sure I still have some old prints from earlier than that.  I also went back and looked for some from other nearby points.  I actually have a scanned photo that was taken from the UNTHSC in 2000.




#107269 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 11 November 2017 - 03:48 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

I was going to reply on the location yesterday afternoon, but I didn't get to it.  JBB has nailed it.




#109564 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 March 2018 - 09:52 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

Chase Bank Building taken this evening in the company of Austin55.

27149648028_476fa36523_h.jpgchase by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

Here's 3rd Street, a few feet away.

27149673978_c7b333fe5d_h.jpg3rd-throck by jtrobert, on Flickr




#109719 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 01 April 2018 - 07:42 AM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

I have added Mt. Zion Baptist Church on the main site, but I thought I would post the photograph of the building here.  It's located at 1101 Evans Ave., and it was built between 1919 and 1921.  A small education building was built to the rear of the church in 1960.

mtzion.jpg




#105930 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 17 September 2017 - 03:37 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

September 16, 2017 Skyline Photo from the Amon Carter Museum

 

37099427536_a40e6b5054_h.jpgskyline-09-16-17 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#107498 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 November 2017 - 10:18 AM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

I have already posted this photograph on Architecture in Fort Worth's Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages, but I thought I would post it here on the forum.  I took this picture on Friday when the lighting conditions and the sky were just perfect.  It is a shot of two buildings that have been maligned here on the forum.  The subject matter is the Fort Worth City Hall (1971) by Edward Durell Stone and the AT&T Building (1926-1971) by Komatsu Associates.

 

cityhall.jpg




#104264 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 13 July 2017 - 12:22 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

After I took this shot, a couple from Florida stopped to ask me what building that was and when it was built.  I told them and they told me that this was their second trip to Fort Worth and they really liked the city.




#104254 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 12 July 2017 - 10:23 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

The Bass Hall with the camera on a table-top tripod sitting on a trash can.

 

35721557002_6bc4e9e7af_h.jpgbasshall by jtrobert, on Flickr




#109133 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 24 February 2018 - 10:57 PM in Commercial

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.




#109129 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 24 February 2018 - 09:42 PM in Commercial

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)




#108856 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 09 February 2018 - 04:43 PM in Commercial

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. 




#109353 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 16 March 2018 - 07:56 AM in Commercial

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




#104080 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 05 July 2017 - 07:30 PM in Commercial

It will be nice to have a place that serves food back in this space.  Many years ago, when I worked in Tower I, I enjoyed having the Firehall Deli at that location.




#110071 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 23 April 2018 - 12:08 PM in Commercial

Maybe the photo shows some overkill.  I could probably post photos that I have taken of examples, but look at Tower Life in San Antonio, the Empire State Building, and several others in NYC.  They have all been tastefully executed.




#108830 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 February 2018 - 09:40 PM in Commercial

Austin, I looked at their Instagram picture, and I agree with you.  It looks as if they will go into the old Cupcakery space.




#103480 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 03 June 2017 - 03:24 PM in Commercial

The DDRB Meeting was cancelled, due to a lack of a quorum.  It will be rescheduled.




#108657 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 January 2018 - 09:18 AM in Commercial

Do members of the forum think they will continue to operate this as an office building, or do you think they will convert it to another use?  What do you think they will do with the 1/4 block vacant parcel on the block?




#107044 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 02 November 2017 - 12:31 PM in Commercial

I'm willing to bet that any signage that Sundance puts up with the Nissan name will be very discrete and subtle.  There also may be very few things that show the Nissan name.  The DDRB hears all cases regarding signage, so I'm sure that if there are signs that will be placed, it will go before the DDRB in a public hearing where anyone, including member of this forum may express their opinions.




#107024 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 01 November 2017 - 04:04 PM in Commercial

The plaza celebrates its 4th anniversary today.  I went down to the plaza at lunch and walked around, then I went back that evening and on Saturday and on Sunday.  We also had a forum meeting on opening weekend.




#103476 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 03 June 2017 - 01:23 PM in Commercial

Here's a link to the rendering:

 

http://www.fortworth...8b7166b56f.html




#107663 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 06 December 2017 - 03:36 PM in Commercial

3rd Street Bar and Grill to open up in the Carnegie Building.  This is reported in the Fort Worth Business Press.

 

http://www.fortworth...fda66b7a7d.html




#105585 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 September 2017 - 08:39 PM in Commercial

Changes are coming to Hoya, as well.




#107727 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 09 December 2017 - 12:33 PM in Commercial

As an architect, I had noticed problems with the masonry veneer had started not too long after the building was completed. 




#108663 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 January 2018 - 01:42 PM in Commercial

If I owned the entire block and I didn't need the office space for my own needs, I would convert it back to retail in a heartbeat.