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Posted 24 November 2005 - 08:48 AM

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has a brief blurb in the paper this morning on the work along with a photograph. I don't know how long the picture will be online, but here is a link to their brief description.

http://www.dfw.com/m...ss/13250306.htm

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Posted 24 November 2005 - 11:38 AM

I'm glad to see this started. While losing the tower doesn't help the skyline from a distance, it sure does remove an eyesore from up close.


BTW, I think the S-T got their caption wrong. I don't see any front-end loaders in the picture. Maybe they switched pictures without changing the caption.

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Posted 25 November 2005 - 07:14 PM

Here are the first shots of the demolition with a couple of holes on the north side of the building. One thing that I couldn't capture was another hole in the wall of the sub-basement. The pit on the north side of the building is being excavated two levels down to remove everything out of the lowest level.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:28 AM

I thought I would take the time to give a little history of the site and the building. The history of the building and the design changes that were made have probably been a contributing factor to its demise.

In 1899, the Fort Worth Board of Trade built their building on the northwest corner of 7th and Houston. The Board of Trade was an organization similar to the Chamber of Commerce. This building housed the Continental National Bank until 1920, when the bank moved into bigger headquarters in the W.T. Waggoner Building. In 1948, the bank announced that it had purchased the Board of Trade Building and that it would construct a new "modern" bank facility on the site. In 1949, the Board of Trade Building was demolished.

Between 1948 and 1950, the actual plans were announced for a 28 story brick tower. It had a red granite base and it would be an International Style building constructed out of masonry. The new bank was designed by Preston M. Geren Associates. The two basement levels were excavated and construction started, but the local economy took a nose dive and the Korean War started. Before the structure was even rising out of the ground, the bank announced plans to only build enough space for the bank itself with no speculative office space in the building. In 1952, the Continental National Bank opened its new 4 story bank on the northwest corner of 7th and Houston, across the street from the First National Bank and one block north of its previous home.

Shortly after the bank opened, the economy picked up and the bank decided to complete the building, only this time, they wanted to change the design of the tower to include a signature icon for the building and add two more floors to the building. The bank executives came up with an idea to place the "Worlds Largest Revolving Clock" on top of the building. The clock would be placed on top of the roof and increased the height of the building to 420 feet. The building was never designed to handle a large moving object placed on the roof or the two extra floors, and remember, the foundation, two basement levels, and 4 floors above grade had already been constructed. In order to erect the clock, the entire building had to be redesigned. Somehow, the foundation was strengthened and the columns already in the building were beefed up. In order to lighten the weight of the building, the architects changed the exterior building material to aluminum panels. Not only did this lighten the weight of the building, but it also allowed the tower to take on a more International Style design. The revolving clock was designed so that its weight was distributed to all of the interior columns of the building; thereby, decreasing the additional load created for any one column. However, even with this structural upgrade for the clock, many people complained about the building swaying excessively during high winds.

In 1957, the completed building opened without the clock. The clock was being fabricated and from what I could tell, it was erected later in the year. The clock held several "World's Largest" records. It was the World's Largest Four Sided Sign, the World's Largest Digital Clock, and the World's Largest Revolving Clock. The sign itself was about 32 feet tall and about 45 feet across each side. Two sides of the sign read the time. The digital numbers were created by standard flood lights placed in a grid. The other two sides of the sign had 30' tall white letters with green neon on them that read "CNB" for Continental National Bank. The sign quit revolving in 1978 and finally stopped running in the late 1980's or early 1990's. In 1982, Continental National Bank moved to their new headquarters in Continental Plaza, now Carter+Burgess Plaza.

The building has been vacant since about 1990 and several plans were proposed to convert the building into residential, but finally XTO purchased the building on the Courthouse steps in 2004. XTO was not able to find a way to economically restore the building due to excessive amounts of asbestos, lack of structural integrity due to the changes in design, upgrading to current building codes, inefficient floor plate, damage created by the 2000 tornado, and damage created by the previous building owners. Demolition permits were quietly filed in October, and now there are visible signs of the demolition process.


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:26 AM

Is there any up-close photos of this building when it was opened in 1957? We all know what it looks like now all rusted and wore out, but 'd like to see it when it was brand-spakin' new. I only seen pics of downtown from that era showing it from a distance so you really can't see details of the Landmark tower in it's prime.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:52 AM

Jack White may have some. However, I know that he did much of his work for their competitor, the Fort Worth National Bank. What is interesting, is that both of those banks are now the same institution because of the failures, buyouts, and mergers. I have been taking downtown pictures since the late 1970's, but the building was already over 20 years old by then and things were already starting to fall apart.

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 12:53 AM

That huge span labelled Virginia bridge or whatever is pretty impressive, although I do not understand why it is there. Looks like the are trying to span something, but there weren't any doors on the north end? Any clues on that one, John T?
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 08:45 AM

Anybody have an idea of when a possible implosion is scheduled???

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 09:03 AM

Hopefully, they will uncover more of the inside of the building before they demolish it. If they do, then that will show you the function of the steel member labeled "Virginia Bridge". That member is called a transfer girder. It is a function of the architecture on the inside of the building. I don't know if the building was ever remodeled inside the banking lobby, so I can't say how it orginally looked. At the time of demolition, the bank lobby was basically a donut. It had a low ceiling around the perimeter of the building and a 2 story space in the center. Around the exterior wall, and I think on the oustide of the mezzanine, there are columns at a regular spacing. In the center of the lobby, there aren't any columns. If you were to go on the upper floors of the building, you would find that there were a regular series of columns, roughly spaced the same in both directions. Because the lobby was a special two story space with the absence of columns, then the loads from the building above have to be transferred to the columns that do go down into bedrock. A transfer girder takes the loads from the column that was deleted and transfers the loads to the columns on the each end. The reason this girder is so large is that it wasn't manufactured from one piece of steel, and it carries the column and floor loads for 28 floors above it.

An even larger transfer girder sits on the third floor of the Worthington Hotel where it spans Houston Street. There are four of them across that building, each aligning with the column grids going north and south. The span is greater (80 feet, which is almost as wide as the Landmark Tower), more columns sit on top of it, but only 10 floors of building are above it. From what I can remember, those tranfer girders are 12 feet tall. The second floor "bridge" is hung below those members spanning the street.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:10 AM

Here is a shot taken by Bill Wood on November 17, 1955.
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 01:37 PM

AMAZING archive photo. Does Houston St. still have 4 lanes to drive on?

Does Wood have a gallery anywhere in town?
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Posted 06 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

Houston is still 4 lanes wide, but the right lane has been designated for bus and right turns.

Another interesting thing to note is that when the Landmark is demolished, all of the buildings in the photograph will be gone except for the W.T. Waggoner. The W.T. is the skyscraper that we only see a part of on the left side of the picture.

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Posted 07 January 2006 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE(fwpcman @ Jan 6 2006, 08:10 AM) View Post

Here is a shot taken by Bill Wood on November 17, 1955.
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Wonderful photo I have never seen! (and I am familiar with most of them)

Is there any problem if I use this photo on one of my historical photo pages
for John's website? I have been planning to do some pages on the great
local banks, including CNB...and this photo is a MUST.

Thanks.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:18 PM

Walking by Landmark Tower today, I noticed there's a very large hole in the eastern side of the building. Very large. You can see the whole gutted lobby now. Took a pic - will post later when I get it online.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:28 PM

Here is a simular pic from the west side showing the incinerator exhaust pipe!
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In both you can see the clock platform being built.

Here is a nice close up of the clock before it came down.
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Anybody got the Star Telegram photo from 86 when the CNB letters were removed. It was a good color photo of the "C" being desmantled.

Jack I've seen many of your photos at UTA. Nice collection!

Anyonce have more pics of the CNB in it's prime?
How about pics of the clock being built?

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:33 PM

QUOTE(Atomic Glee @ Feb 2 2006, 03:18 PM) View Post

Walking by Landmark Tower today, I noticed there's a very large hole in the eastern side of the building. Very large. You can see the whole gutted lobby now. Took a pic - will post later when I get it online.


As in facing Houston St.? There's been a very large hole in the north wall for quite a while, but one facing Houston would be new, I believe.


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Posted 02 February 2006 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE(JBB @ Feb 2 2006, 03:33 PM) View Post

As in facing Houston St.? There's been a very large hole in the north wall for quite a while, but one facing Houston would be new, I believe.


Correct - facing Houston. I was surprised by it - I don't remember it at all the last time I passed by. And when I say huge, I mean *huge.* Takes up most of that side of the building in length, and extends about halfway up the reddish marble (?) part of the base. As I was walking by, there was a guy on a lift banging at the marble further up, so it may get bigger.

It's really big - you can see pretty much all of the inside of the lobby. Sidewalk is now fenced off around it IIRC.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

As promised, here are the pics of the big Houston Street hole in the lobby:

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:07 PM

Welcome to the forum, Atomic Glee. Thanks for posting the pictures. First of all, the large "hole" on the Houston Street facade is not really a hole. It was where the glass storefront was located. Now will be a good chance to look inside the building to discover how the banking lobby was framed in steel.

Secondly, the steel structure at the top of the building is not technically the clock platform. All of the appendages at the top of the building had other purposes. I've actually explained the other purposes in other threads, but in a nutshell, the two story portion on the west side of the building is elevator overrun. Traction elevators require a certain distance in the shaft above the top floor and an additional floor on top of that to house the pulley for the cable. The longer the run, the greater the distance on top. The one story portion of the penthouse on the building served as mechanical space. Originally the cooling tower was placed behind a screen on top of this portion of the roof. Then the clock was added over the cooling tower. By the way, this was really a dumb idea. When the cooling tower finally had to be replaced, there was no way to remove and replace it with the huge revolving clock on top of it.

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE(John T Roberts @ Feb 2 2006, 11:07 PM) View Post

Welcome to the forum, Atomic Glee. Thanks for posting the pictures. First of all, the large "hole" on the Houston Street facade is not really a hole. It was where the glass storefront was located. Now will be a good chance to look inside the building to discover how the banking lobby was framed in steel.


I stand corrected. I think that the window was so ingrained in my mind that I never noticed, and now that it's gone it looked like a huge new hole. It's obvious now that I look at the pics that that was the window. D'oh! smile.gif

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:20 AM

At the Forum Wine Tasting Event at Sapore, Andy and I were discussing the structural system of the Landmark Tower, I began to realize that the transfer girders probably ran both directions in order to leave most of the lobby space column free. The next day, I also started realizing that there were no columns on the Houston Street facade behind the large storefront. Atomic's last pictures reveal that there has to be another transfer girder above the opening and behind the red granite. After he took his pictures on Thursday, the demolition contractors started knocking holes in the base and removing the granite. The structure on the inside is not starting to be revealed, and I was correct. The transfer girders run in both directions above the second floor ceiling. Andy also asked why there was such a girder on the north side of the building where there was a party wall with another building. My theory is that placing the girder in that position allowed the bank to purchase the adjacent property and possibly expand the banking lobby northward. It that had happened, there would not have been a column where the old wall was removed.

I hope you enjoy these demolition photographs taken on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Overall base:
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East Side:
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North Side:
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From 6th and Houston:
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Posted 05 February 2006 - 12:12 PM

John, Great photo update. Saves a drive downtown and some gas.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 12:51 PM

Thank you. I'm just sorry that I wasn't there to shoot the storefront coming out. I'm sure there will be more demolition on the base in the days to come that will allow us to see more on the inside of the building.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 02:52 PM

It's sad to see this old building coming down! I know it's been an eyesore for the past several years, but I can always remember from the late 50's and well into the 60's and 70's, when approaching FTW on the highways and seeing the big clock rotating on the city's skyline. How times change (no pun intended!). Sigh.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 08:44 PM

I was down there this morning (Sunday) and looking into the interior. The base had been opened up completely by that time on two sides, at least. I took a few pictures as well.

This is one building that I see no reason at all to mourn. While it did support a well loved and possibly historic clock, if you look at the tacky sheathing that covered the building you find the essence of the worst of the 50's. Never much to look at, and obviously cheaply covered, no matter how well the interior construction may or may not have been done.

XTO should get an award for taking it down.

Clean it out, then implode it and move on to something else...

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:43 PM

I saw them working too on Sat morn. One of the demo guys said the building will be imploded on March 18.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 10:17 PM

Pete, I tend to agree with you. If I didn't know a great deal about the building through friends and various professionals who have contacted me over the last few years, I might want to try to save this building. Since I know some of the "inside" information, I know that spending the millions of dollars required to save this building would be very foolish. Especially, since I have heard that a new building of the same size meeting today's codes could be built with less money. That would also be foolish because of the small and inefficient floor plate, but it could be done.

This is a building that has undergone too many changes early in its history and too much damage when it was vacant to be saved. I to lament the removal of the clock, which was really the only thing that made the building significant. I also lament the passing of the building on the skyline. Hopefully, within the next few years, XTO will need to grow beyond the Waggoner, Baker, Petroleum, and 600 Houston buildings. If that happens, then a new HQ building on the site of the Landmark Tower won't be far fetched.

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Posted 05 February 2006 - 11:47 PM

QUOTE(John T Roberts @ Feb 5 2006, 10:20 AM) View Post

I hope you enjoy these demolition photographs taken on Saturday, February 4, 2006.

How can I enjoy them??? frown.gif
Although not the tallest and prettiest, it still shrinks our anemic skyline. If XTO does build something, I wont accept anything 1 story less than the Lanmark tower. The same hight or higher should be the goal wink.gif

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:14 AM

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If XTO does build something, I wont accept anything 1 story less than the Lanmark tower.


Careful. I bet you're gonna keep XTO execs up at nights worrying about your displeasure.

Anemic skyline? Yea, it's not NYC, but this is a building that only really makes an impact when you're looking at it from the East (much less so from the West).

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:15 AM

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Hopefully, within the next few years, XTO will need to grow beyond the Waggoner, Baker, Petroleum, and ...


Be careful what you wish for. shakehead.gif
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:33 AM

QUOTE(JBB @ Feb 6 2006, 12:14 AM) View Post

QUOTE(DrkLts @ Feb 5 2006, 11:47 PM) View Post

If XTO does build something, I wont accept anything 1 story less than the Lanmark tower.


Careful. I bet you're gonna keep XTO execs up at nights worrying about your displeasure.

Anemic skyline? Yea, it's not NYC, but this is a building that only really makes an impact when you're looking at it from the East (much less so from the West).


I'm hoping that the Omni hotel will fill in that void (that the Landmark tower will leave) for that eastern view. I hear it will be as tall or taller than Landmark.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 12:38 AM

With it being further South than Landmark, it won't fill the void as much as it will make the skyline look a little more "broad". I don't know of a good image of the skyline from the East that's readily available, so it's kind of hard to picture at the moment.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 06:56 PM

can't wait for the omni hotel. i'll trade in that old rusted building for the nice hotel to go up

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:16 PM

Further progress on the demolition - taken today, Feb. 6.

The Houston Street side
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Close-up of additional removals on Houston Street side
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From Houston Street
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Big new removals on 7th Street side
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Close-up of 7th Street side and Bobcat on 2nd floor
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More on 7th Street side
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:20 PM

Wow, the progress looks really interesting, thanks for the great photos John and Atomic! So, implosion in March, right?

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 08:25 PM

I was back by there late this afternoon, and I was going to take pictures, but I forgot my camera. I'm glad that Atomic was able to catch the changes in the last two days. The zoomed in shooting really shows the construction of the lower levels of the building and how all of that was done to create a banking lobby with few columns. Thank you, Atomic for the great shots.

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:03 PM

Can someone please explain what's going on with all the pre-destruction work? What is the advantage of removing so much of the building at the lower floors?

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Posted 06 February 2006 - 10:26 PM

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Can someone please explain what's going on with all the pre-destruction work? What is the advantage of removing so much of the building at the lower floors?


The levels to receive the dynamite charges must be free of all construction in order to keep building materials from becoming projectiles. As more of the building is prepared for demolition, we will probably find several levels in the lower and mid sections of the building will be cleared of all or most construction. Also, I noticed this evening that more excavation is being made on the north side of the building. The hole is getting wider and longer.

It's almost amazing, when you see all of those tranfer girders on the inside, to think that the building won't meet today's structural requirements. If you think about it, those transfer girders might actually not be strong enough to really support 28 floors of building above them for today's uses or codes.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(Jonnyrules23 @ Feb 6 2006, 08:20 PM) View Post

Wow, the progress looks really interesting, thanks for the great photos John and Atomic! So, implosion in March, right?

I saw an email today stating it is scheduled for Saturday, March 18 between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.

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Posted 07 February 2006 - 03:42 PM

Landmark Tower could be imploded next month
STAR-TELEGRAM STAFFFORT WORTH --

The old Landmark Tower, once known for its revolving rooftop clock, tentatively will be imploded March 18.

The 30-story building will be blown up between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m., the city said. XTO Energy, owner of the building, said the date is tentative, but not yet firm. The city is proposing a safety perimeter of several blocks around the site.

“Streets will be re-opened within a few hours after implosion,’’ the city said in a release.

XTO has not decided what it will do with the land, although it briefly considered building a high-rise office tower at the site.

Landmark Tower was completed in 1952 by Continental National Bank with only four stories. By 1956, 26 additional floors were built. XTO bought the building, also once known as the Texas Building, in January 2004 for $5.5 million at a foreclosure auction. XTO already owned parking lots around the building.

The previous owner was unable to pull of a $62 million renovation to turn the building into a residential high-rise. The interior of the building as been stripped, and all asbestos removed.


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Posted 08 February 2006 - 12:23 AM

Here's more to the story:

Landmark Tower could be imploded next month
By SANDRA BAKER
Star-Telegram Staff Writer

FORT WORTH — The demolition of the 30-story Landmark Tower in downtown Fort Worth has been set by the city for March 18 and a raffle may decide who pushes the button to start the implosion, city and company officials said Tuesday.

But officials at XTO Energy, the building’s owner, say that date could change as the pre-demolition work proceeds.

“We’re not for sure yet,” said Joy Webster, XTO’s vice president of facilities. “This permit had to be filed, but it can be extended. As the demolition proceeds, the date is still being defined.”

The city’s Transportation and Public Works office on Tuesday issued a statement regarding the implosion and street closures that will begin on Monday, March 13 if the date holds. By the time of the demolition, a 12-block area around Landmark Tower, at Seventh and Houston streets, that has been designated as the safety perimeter, will be closed for a few hours, the city said.

Webster said XTO Energy is planning to sell raffle tickets for a chance to push the button that ignites the explosives that will take down the building. Details are still being worked out, but a downtown charity will benefit from the ticket sales, she said.

Midwest Wrecking in Fort Worth began general demolition work on the building in mid-November. Demolition Dynamics in Franklin, Tenn., is handling the implosion. The company imploded Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia, Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Florida and Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.

David Densmore, president of Midwest Wrecking, said Tuesday that about 60 percent of the preparation work for the implosion is completed. The exterior of some of the lower floors has been removed, exposing the building’s steel structure.

Midwest Wrecking is now preparing the columns in the building to let the building fall, and beginning in the next day or so, a metal mesh netting will be wrapped around the structure that will hold in debris during the implosion, Densmore said.

Most of the building will fall into a 30-foot basement area that has been cleared below the building and into a 20-foot trench that has been dug to the north of the building. The trench will also be extended to the west side of the building, he said.

The huge piles of concrete and debris that now sit on the lot will be spread to the north and west of the building to serve as a barrier to direct the downflow of air from the building’s collapse upward, and away from adjacent buildings, Densmore said.

XTO bought Landmark Tower for $5.5 million in a foreclosure sale in January 2004. The former office building has been vacant for about 15 years. At one time, a developer planned to renovate the structure into luxury condos, but his company fell into bankruptcy and the building was foreclosed on.

Street closures will begin on Friday, March 17 at 9 a.m., when two lanes on Throckmorton, Houston, Sixth and Seventh streets, around the building will be closed to accommodate trailers and other demolition equipment. Houston and Seventh streets will be completely closed at 6 p.m. that evening.

The demolition is scheduled for between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Saturday, March 18.

The safety perimeter stretches from Taylor Street on the west, Commerce Street on the east, Eighth Street on the south, and Fifth Street on the north.

The command center will likely be on the east side of the Fritz Lanham Federal Building, about a block south of the building.

FINALLY!! rotflmao.gif

It's just such an eyesore.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:58 AM

A few updates from yesterday, 2/7/2006:

From Houston:
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From 7th Street, one little detail that I hope gets saved (and that I'd love to have) - that ornate little round mail door (I believe that's what it is):
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Details of the interior structure from Houston:
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From 7th Street:
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 01:46 PM

IMPLOSION BASH! Anyone? Anyone?

March 18th.Hmmm?

Just in time for our quarterly BMOC event. Hee hee. biggrin.gif

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 03:53 PM

Those granite panels could make a lot of nice countertops.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:08 PM

We do need to set up some kind of coordinated forum photography session/effort/meet on that Saturday morning.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 06:42 PM

David ought to be able to get some really good shots from above. He's got a pretty nice view from his balcony.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 07:17 PM

Hey! I need some granite. 3' x 2'

My place should be presentable by mid March, making some serious progress lately.

Going to have to add some air to my dolly tires, to lump one of those. ph34r.gif

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:32 PM

It seems ironic to me how you can see the new edifice on the front of the Simpson Building (nee Baker) through the hole cut in the Landmark Tower on that last picture up there from Atomic Glee.

I'm up for an implosion party. I wonder if I could get XTO to donate proceeds of the implosion button pushing raffle to NTHT, Inc.?
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Posted 08 February 2006 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE(AndyN @ Feb 8 2006, 08:32 PM) View Post

It seems ironic to me how you can see the new edifice on the front of the Simpson Building (nee Baker) through the hole cut in the Landmark Tower on that last picture up there from Atomic Glee.


I was hoping somebody would notice that. smile.gif

I'll definitely be there for the implosion, with at least one still camera (probably two, my girlfriend would probably love to take some) and most likely a DV camcorder going as well. Just need to figure out the best place to get.

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Posted 08 February 2006 - 09:25 PM

I noticed that pic as well. Very nice.




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