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#251 gdvanc

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 04:38 PM

Should be no structural concerns. Cityplace off Central and Haskell in Dallas has 4 8-story parking garages underneath it. Once forgot not only which floor I parked in, but which garage. Got a lot of steps in that day.



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:38 PM

More excavation as of 1/10/16.

 

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 01:13 AM

Scratch, scratch, scratch...



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:07 PM

Outdoor cafe on the 12th floor !!
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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:23 PM

I really hope this cafe area will be hospitable to all visitors. There's no real "observation" deck type areas in Fort Worth anymore. This won't be particulary exciting or tall, but it'll be nice to have another place where the public can see the city from a new angle that isn't the a sidewalk. 



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:31 PM

I really hope this cafe area will be hospitable to all visitors. There's no real "observation" deck type areas in Fort Worth anymore. This won't be particulary exciting or tall, but it'll be nice to have another place where the public can see the city from. 

 

May become a tourist attraction, a la Seattle's Space Needle.  I agree that it should be hospitable, and it's not too upscale (e.g. Reata).  Wonder how they'll cope with January weather?



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 03:56 PM

Reata definitely has high end items on their menu, but they have a handful of items on their dinner menu in the $16-18 range, which is really affordable for a restaurant that gets labeled as upscale.

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Posted 11 January 2016 - 08:17 PM

From what I have seen, the restaurant will have some indoor dining space, as well.



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Posted 17 January 2016 - 08:34 PM

1/17/16

 

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Posted 03 February 2016 - 08:15 PM

Looks like they are down to the bottom and it's mostly cleared up. (2/3/16)

 

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:35 AM

3/5/16

 

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Posted 19 March 2016 - 06:14 PM

Still deeper... The ST Annex looks very precariously perched over there. The diggers are well below street level.

 

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 02:19 PM

Fossils found by construction crews - Picture



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Posted 26 March 2016 - 09:57 PM

3/26. Notice the wall that has has 60" written on it. Really deep excavation. 

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 02:37 PM

The building has finally appeared in the FAA obstruction analysis. The listed height is 383 feet. 

 

https://oeaaa.faa.go...286745743&row=2

 

The crane also has a case and is submitted for for 440 feet.

 

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

383 feet? That's a bit taller than I was expecting.


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Posted 02 April 2016 - 07:52 PM

383 feet? That's a bit taller than I was expecting.


Shorter, for me.

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:29 PM

383 feet? That's a bit taller than I was expecting.

That's about the same height as the old CNB/Landmark Building.



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:37 PM

It's coming out a little taller than I expected.  I had heard, early on, that it would be shorter than the penthouse roof of the old Landmark Tower by about one floor.  During the design phase they cut out one floor of the building.  It was originally 26 stories and later, it became 25.  So I thought that it might be as much as two stories shorter than the Landmark Tower.  Instead, it will be three feet taller.  When the building had the clock on it, the top of the clock was 420 feet.  In comparison of old photographs to new, the Landmark Tower would appear taller due to the old clock on top.



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 08:42 PM

Ofcourse, these FAA things aren't always spot on, but generally very close. They would also be including any antenna, crown structure, etc. 



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:32 PM

From the renderings, I would assume that this is the height to the top of the roof screen, since it ties directly into the curtain wall facade of the building.



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:33 PM

Took this on April 20th:

 

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 01:35 PM

I thought they were near the bottom when they got to where the staircase on the left side is... That is a deep hole.



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Posted 19 May 2016 - 09:31 PM

Brian Luenser has a photograph on his Facebook page of the crane base sitting at the intersection of 5th and Lamar that was taken on May 15th. 

 

Also, AIAFW has a tour of the site scheduled for Tuesday.



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 07:52 AM

Crane is up. 5/21/16 photos by me.
 
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 08:33 AM

Very nice.  I posted one of my photos on the site's Facebook page. 



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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:00 PM

It's funny how there's one single window on that side of the Star-Telegram annex.


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Posted 22 May 2016 - 03:23 PM

The window replaced a skybridge that connected to the Star-Telegram Classified Building. 



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Posted 17 June 2016 - 01:51 PM

6/15/16

 

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 05:05 PM

Really turning from excavation to construction. Shots from 7/20/16

 

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 05:28 PM

It's nice to see that they are actually coming out of the lowest floor level in the basement.  I can't wait to see it moving upward.



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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:48 AM

Really turning from excavation to construction. Shots from 7/20/16

 

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 01:56 PM

 Hey RD, where the photos not working? Has anyone else had trouble?

Here's a pic from last night. 

 

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Posted 04 September 2016 - 03:36 PM

I have been able to see all of the pictures.  Austin, I was downtown taking a few of the construction yesterday afternoon.  Also, that is a great night shot.  You can still see all of the detail inside the hole.



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Posted 05 October 2016 - 10:57 AM

10/3/16

 

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 08:07 PM

Fort Worth Business has an update on the construction of the building:

 

http://www.fortworth...1583bc3a60.html

 

The opening date has been pushed back until 2018.



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Posted 21 October 2016 - 05:23 AM

Today marks one year of construction at Frost Tower, which broke ground October 21st, 2015. 



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 02:13 PM

  Some of the garage ramps are at street level and several of the columns have rebar which are now visible from sidewalks across the street.

 

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:00 PM

This building has finally reached street level. Yay!


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 06:12 PM

This is good news.  Now, the building will rise out of the ground more quickly.



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Posted 04 November 2016 - 01:02 PM

As the tower starts on the 1st floor we can compare the floor plan and see the lobby, garage ramps, and retail space taking shape. 

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:53 PM

I walked by there this morning.  The parking garage is going up at a fast pace.



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Posted 25 November 2016 - 11:08 PM

The building is finally above street level.  This is my first construction photograph that I have posted.

 

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Posted 13 December 2016 - 03:48 PM

Garage has already had two levels framed up. The lobby side seems to be taking a bit longer. 

looked wicked cool in the fog this morning. 

 

 

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:02 AM

Austin, you beat me to it, again.  I was downtown on Monday night and I walked by the site.  I thought that I would get back there this weekend to take more photos.



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Posted 25 December 2016 - 08:37 PM

Merry Christmas!  Here is a construction photo taken on December 25, 2016.

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 12:29 PM

Merry Christmas!  Here is a construction photo taken on December 25, 2016.
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2 Floors down. 23 to go.

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 04:28 PM

Shot of the 2 story lobby area. Up to 3 floors over here. 

 

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Posted 23 January 2017 - 10:41 PM

Here's my latest construction photo taken on January 22, 2017.  The tower is moving upward quickly.

 

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 02:51 PM

Impressive pace





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