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#51 Jeriat

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:08 PM

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#52 Austin55

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:24 PM

Wow already going vertical, didn't spend long. Nice shots.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 11:43 PM

Wow already going vertical, didn't spend long. Nice shots.

I had to get a few shots in while I was at Mayfest. Good to see it going up. 

Now, about that other corner of University & W. 7th...


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#54 Austin55

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 03:33 PM

I stopped by today with the fisheye, 

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And a view that will soon not exist,

 

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#55 renamerusk

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 04:55 PM


And a view that will soon not exist,

 

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"If ever there was a better reason for a traffic circle" ..just sayin



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:22 AM

You are so right!  This intersection is just about the most confusing (with the longest red lights, of course) of any in Fort Worth for motorists.  Would a "traffic circle" be an improvement?



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:47 AM

I think a traffic circle would be an improvement. 



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:55 AM

I guess I should have asked, "how would a traffic circle be an improvement?"  I know this is a topic of another thread, but it's pertinent because of increased economic development around this intersection, the new Eyeworks building included.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 11:17 AM

For one thing it would reduce the confusion on "which left turn lane do I need to be in" for cars turning off northbound University onto Bailey, 7th (going west), or Camp Bowie.   Seems like there's always cars turning from different lanes onto the same street, and lots of chances for collisions.

 

Come to think of it this intersection is confusing no matter which direction you come from.  A roundabout is a lot simpler to get through. 



#60 Jeriat

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:10 PM

Don't remember where, but I posted something about a roundabout for this intersection that was proposed by some firm.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it came back up in this topic.

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#61 John T Roberts

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:26 PM

There has been a roundabout proposed for this intersection for quite some time.  You might want to search the forum for the topic.  I'm thinking this might be from 2004 or 2005.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 12:50 PM

Definitely further back than that, more like 2000-2001. I believe the downturn in the economy after 9/11 caused Anne Marion to withdraw her donation that would have paid for most of the project.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 01:56 PM

Well however long they've thought of making it a roundabout, it's long past due.

That's a horrible intersection.

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Posted 05 May 2015 - 02:46 PM

For one thing it would reduce the confusion on "which left turn lane do I need to be in" for cars turning off northbound University onto Bailey, 7th (going west), or Camp Bowie.   Seems like there's always cars turning from different lanes onto the same street, and lots of chances for collisions.

 

I'm with you in that people are always turning onto the wrong street from there, but honestly the signage is very clear.  You get in one turn lane for Bailey and the other for 7th or Camp Bowie.  It astonishes me that so many people screw this up.



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:04 AM

Saturday partial closure of 7th street for crane construction per city of ft worth website

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Posted 20 May 2015 - 08:00 PM

If anyone is interested, the crane has FAA clearance to be 144 ft tall and operate for 4 months.

https://oeaaa.faa.go...252216645&row=2



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 11:53 AM

How would pedestrians navigate a circle?

 

And, I actually don't think that the lights are too long considering the size of the intersection.  I use it every day.



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Posted 10 October 2015 - 06:44 PM

If anyone is interested, the crane has FAA clearance to be 144 ft tall and operate for 4 months.

https://oeaaa.faa.go...252216645&row=2

 

4 months is up and the crane is down. That's gotta be one of the shortest spans of time for a tower crane like that? Anyway, the building is topped out and almost completely framed up. 

 

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Posted 10 October 2015 - 09:45 PM

It is looking good.  I haven't been by there recently, so I have not been watching the progress.  Thanks for posting the photo.



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:44 PM

Little further along, some glass up.

 

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Posted 19 November 2015 - 01:38 PM

That will provide some nice glare into our eyes.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

That will provide some nice glare into our eyes.

 

It's a north facing wall of windows...think about that for a second. 



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 02:07 PM

In the summer, close to the solstice, the sun will be north of east and west at sunrise and sunset. I have north facing windows that get sunlight that time of year.



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:57 PM

Just about done. Solid looking building. 

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:41 PM

I agree, very nice design

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:03 PM

It's a nice complement to the Museum Place building across the street.  Now if that flippin' shopping center could go away...



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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:33 PM

It's a nice complement to the Museum Place building across the street.  Now if that flippin' shopping center could go away...

 

 

That strip center, IMHO is the perfect spot for a hotel. 


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Posted 17 February 2016 - 10:50 PM

Just about done. Solid looking building. 

 

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All of those signal lights are unsightly to say the least; just imagine how cool this spot would be if the plan for a traffic circle and fountain had materialized.  IMO, it still begs for that plan!



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 12:44 PM

It's a nice complement to the Museum Place building across the street.  Now if that flippin' shopping center could go away...

 

Could I add the print shop on 6th and the dismal office buildings on 5th. All of those blocks could be developed into office/retail/hotel.



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 02:46 PM

 


It's a nice complement to the Museum Place building across the street.  Now if that flippin' shopping center could go away...

 
 
That strip center, IMHO is the perfect spot for a hotel. 
 
 
Not just your opinion. That place would certainly be perfect for a hotel. 
 

 


Just about done. Solid looking building. 
 
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All of those signal lights are unsightly to say the least; just imagine how cool this spot would be if the plan for a traffic circle and fountain had materialized.  IMO, it still begs for that plan!
 
So I had a thought...

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What if we made a more oblong-shaped roundabout? Would that work? I'm no engineer, but if it could happen, I'd say make it happen. Build it into the current strip mall and create space for a hotel or residential building.

Roundabout
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Hotel (University section 4-5 stories, West 7th St. section 3 floors)
3 level garage

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:01 PM

Jeriat's proposal is a worthwhile discussion; may I suggest we move it over to the Cultural District Roundabout thread?



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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:09 PM

I'm up for it.

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:52 PM

Ate dinner across street last night Ana while waiting for valet I noticed the metal awning on top floor has alternating color lights. Building looks better than I expected

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:58 PM

Now the stairwell has lighting effects that match the roof

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