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#110113 TEX Rail project

Posted by JBB on 24 April 2018 - 08:22 PM

Trains were moved from Grapevine to the maintenance facility this morning.

#110098 710 S. Main

Posted by JBB on 24 April 2018 - 12:18 PM

I immediately thought of this:


#109981 High Speed Rail - Texas

Posted by JBB on 16 April 2018 - 07:44 PM

Rather than remembering what's different about the two high speed rail proposals, it's probably more important to remember what they have in common - neither will ever happen.

#109832 Old Worth Theater

Posted by JBB on 07 April 2018 - 02:17 AM

I believe you're thinking of the Hollywood Theater:


Projects like this take passion, patience, and deeper pockets than most people have.

#109818 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by JBB on 06 April 2018 - 11:32 AM

I wonder if a lack of ^that^ in the broadcasts is a result of the dysfunctional relationship between the speedway and the city.

#109792 State of Downtown FW

Posted by JBB on 05 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Dickson’s article is thoughtful and well-written.  But its reference to “ethnically and economically diverse families,” does not necessarily imply what the racially charged headline suggests.

I completely agree. That title is the worst sort of click bait and was probably added in the editing process as a means of driving traffic.

I’m left wondering:  How do you deliberately build lower income housing in a downtown?

In the interest of staying on topic and not beating a dead horse, I'll make this a short digression, but subsidizing sprawl and making it so cheap to live farther out doesn't help.

#109771 West Texas urban developments

Posted by JBB on 04 April 2018 - 01:41 PM

Those cars are gorgeous.  The test car looks brand new.  Just glancing at their website, their route map could use some work.  The street names weren't readable and the dark gray route line on the light gray street grid was hard to see.

#109765 City Nominating Will Rogers for the National Register of Historic Places

Posted by JBB on 04 April 2018 - 10:39 AM

That's really sharp looking.  The font is not identical, but very similar to the letters above the gateway that faces Lancaster in front of the tower.

#109672 Forum Threads and Commentary Dwindling

Posted by JBB on 30 March 2018 - 11:21 AM

Forum activity seems to go through cycles with a lot of peaks and valleys.  Social media certainly has an impact and I've seen it kill off plenty of writing and original content platforms.  I prefer quality of content over quantity of content anytime and I don't feel like the quality of discussion has suffered all that much.

#109669 Fort Worth Moves into 16th Place

Posted by JBB on 30 March 2018 - 10:33 AM

Yeah, I don't think anyone is making the argument that cities go into the business of providing services for the profit.  Just that spreading them out to the outlying areas dilutes it for everyone.

#109668 Fort Worth Police Association Building

Posted by JBB on 30 March 2018 - 10:30 AM

It's a shame that they have very little recourse and they'll never see the money they threw away on this.  I would say this is a pretty good cautionary tale on avoiding ventures into real estate development when that's not your primary business.

#109626 Alamo Drafthouse in Ft. Worth

Posted by JBB on 29 March 2018 - 11:01 AM

I wouldn't call Alamo Drafthouse just another corporate chain at all.  Most of their showings are in line with what other theaters are playing, but their events definitely set them apart.  Just glancing at the Richardson location's calendar shows subtitled foreign films every day, family friendly theme parties (Clue and The Sandlot), classic re-releases several days each week (Harvey, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Philadelphia Story).  They also do one-time documentary showings (one I wanted to see last years played at Richardson and the Cedars, I saw it closer to home).

#109579 Reit plans to demolish Westchester Tower and redevelop as mixed use

Posted by JBB on 26 March 2018 - 02:28 PM

Great videos.  I especially like the video from the Texaco lot where you can see the east end of the building swaying before it falls.

#109553 http://www.somethingnewfw.org

Posted by JBB on 24 March 2018 - 10:40 PM

I'm pretty sure that the 2 story building at the bottom left of the pic with the single second story light on is one of the Texas Refinery Corp. buildings at NE 8th and Main.  If the pic isn't from Ellis Pecan, I'm not seeing it in that pic.

#109527 Museum Place

Posted by JBB on 23 March 2018 - 08:26 AM

I wish I shared your optimism on that.