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#1 Austin55

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:08 AM

Soeone recently asked me if Fort Worth's two most expensive construction projects were underway simultaneously in Dickies and the AA HQ. They are indeed the two most expensive buildings I can find record of, but I haven't been able to find numbers on a lot of projects. Several of the other downtown skyscrapers (Burnett, Bank of America) probably are into the hundreds of millions. 

 

 

Dickies Arena - $540 Million

 

American Airlines Headquarters - $350 Million

 

Omni Hotel - $230 Million ($266 in 2017)

 

RadioShack HQ - $172 Million - ($237 in 2017)

 

Bass Hall - $180 Million (2014)

 

Frost Tower - $115 Million

 

Pier 1 building - $90 Million ($119 in 2017)

 
Hometown by Handlebar has many historic buildings listed in various blogs with inflation numbers. Here's a few I've found,
 
Hotel Texas - $39 Million
 
T&P Terminal and Warehouse - $54.6 Million
 
Masonic Temple  - $10 Million
 
Post Office - $17 Million
 
Will Rogers is one I've not been able to find and was probably worth a good amount for the time. 


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Posted 21 June 2017 - 11:49 AM

Texas Motor Speedway cost was $250 million in 1997 (well over $350 million in today's money). DFW Airport at $700 million in 1974 would easily be the most expensive if you count it as a Fort Worth project. The publicly funded portion of the TRV would be up there as well. If you look at Tarrant County as a whole, AT&T Stadium comes in at $1.15 billion.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 12:33 PM

Good call on TMS. I didn't really consider TRV as a single building. Some other infrastructure projects are probably up there as well.

 

The Chisholm Trail highway was $1.4 billion, but not all in Fort Worth. 

 

The I35 expansion between 30 and 287 is $1.6 billion.

 

TexRail is $1.034 billion



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Posted 21 June 2017 - 06:33 PM

Alliance Airport was at least $250 million when it opened in 1989, which is nearly $500 million in today's dollars.

The recent (ongoing?) expansion is another $250 million on top of that.

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Posted 21 June 2017 - 07:32 PM

Amon Carter Stadium's 2012 rebuild was $164 million.

Schollmaier was $80.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 09:58 AM

The first phase of Clearfork, though it consisted of multiple buildings, was $180 million.

 

Any idea what some of the malls might have costed? They are probably right up there.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:51 AM

There is that ugly TCC brutalist urban renewal throwback that they cut into the bluff for an unbelievable $1,476 per square foot - something like $192 million at the time.   The total cost alone puts it up there.  If you calculate by cost per square foot then this would certainly be very near if not at the top of the list.  There was a lengthy thread about it here at the time.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 07:16 AM

I'm not generally a fan of brutalism, but I like that campus.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:34 AM


 

There is that ugly TCC brutalist urban renewal throwback that they cut into the bluff for an unbelievable $1,476 per square foot - something like $192 million at the time.....

 

 

I'm not generally a fan of brutalism, but I like that campus.

 

I don't actually feel as though the TCC TRV Campus is "brutal"; it actually has a serene feeling about it.  The staggering cost is most definitely brutal.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM

I don't actually feel as though the TCC TRV Campus is "brutal"; it actually has a serene feeling about it.  The staggering cost is most definitely brutal.

 

It's a common misconception - I too thought this for a long time - that "brutalism" is related to the English word "brutal."

 

The excellent blog Greater Greater Washington explains it well: "The term originated in French, where 'brut' means wild, rough, or unfinished: brut Champagnes haven’t been sweetened with added sugar. ... [Modernist architect] Corbusier left his concrete structures 'brut,' thus inspiring 'Brutalism.'” So in this case, we're referring to the TCC campus' architectural style and materials.



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 09:03 AM

I agree with the definition of Brut, but the Washington folks are wrong about brut champagne. It has sugar, brut nature in theory does not have added sugar, but sometimes producers can't help themselves from adding a pinch.

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:20 PM

Good ness. Didn't realize it was that much. $185 mil in 2011, 205m adjusted. 



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Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:28 PM

The Cook's children expansion is expected to cost $349 million

 

The Zoo's multiphase expansion hits $100 million



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Posted 25 June 2017 - 04:52 PM

A new winner which somehow slipped my mind.

Facebook's Data Center was $1 billion



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Posted 04 July 2017 - 02:14 AM

I wonder what Air Force Plant 4 costs. F-35s are in the 90-120 million range. I can't imagine the plant itself is under a billion. With contents it's probably several billion.




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