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#101 John T Roberts

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:34 AM

Thanks for the update.  I will take a look in a few days.



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Posted 21 January 2015 - 06:47 PM

1/21/2015 Manhattan is the builder.

 

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Posted 21 January 2015 - 09:15 PM

It appears that the contractors have redirected the entrance/exit to the second level of the garage to the west, and then they have removed the entrance/exit to the third level.  Also, the stairway down from the rooftop terrace has been removed.  Thanks for being a "reporter", Austin.  I have been at meetings down the street at Historic Fort Worth, but have left in a hurry trying to get back to the office.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 02:30 PM

Looks like there was a big pour going on today for the foundation. You can peek through or over the fence and see they have quite a large pit dug. 



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Posted 07 April 2015 - 10:28 AM

There is a small tract of land/open space on the block directly NE of the River Tower complex that I notice everytime I drive by the area.

I imagined it being a charming parklet or possibly some type of open air plaza to be used as a centerpiece to some sort of tower/residential development in that part of town.

In it's current state it's a bit of an anomaly at that intersection.

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

Unique construction going on here, looks as if they have started building the lower floors already before getting rid of the garage. 

 

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Posted 29 April 2015 - 10:04 AM

Austin, if you look at the renderings you posted earlier, this is the expansion of the parking garage that they are building now.  What you are seeing are the forms for the elevator core of that garage.  To the left and right of that, you can see the columns for the new portion of the garage.  The sequence originally listed was to construct a new portion of garage, then demolish the northern portion of the existing garage (where the temporary ramp is coming in and out), then construct the new tower along 10th Street.



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 08:26 AM

Riding my bike past the project this morning I noticed that the parking garage expansion appears to be completed or very nearly completed.  The latest quality photo shot of this part of the project might be a good idea.

 

For the life of me, when I look at the narrow site involved, I still can't figure how they're going to fit that new tower along 10th.



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 09:32 AM

 
For the life of me, when I look at the narrow site involved, I still can't figure how they're going to fit that new tower along 10th.


I also drove around the site recently to see if any progress had been made and was surprised at the site as well. However, after recently moving back to FW after 16 years in SF and seeing some of the new buildings being built there is more than enough space for a tower to be go up with little effort. It is going to be a very slender tower from the east and west.

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 11:01 AM

I agree with rriojas71.  There appears to be enough room for a slender tower.  However, the northern two bays of the existing parking garage are scheduled to be demolished.  This will allow the new tower to be wider.



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:21 PM

Also, the new building is going to be built directly behind the utility easement located on the south side of 10th Street.  The new tower will also be built on the west property line.  This forces the tower to be located as far northwest as possible, thereby increasing the size of the footprint over what is there now.



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Posted 21 June 2015 - 10:33 PM

The new garage section is pretty much complete now.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 05:51 AM

I noticed this morning (rode by on my bike) that support frames have been erected inside the northern portion of the parking garage, which means it will soon be history.  Looking back over the art rendering, I share the concern of a recent post here about the new building blocking the eastern (northern?) view of Trinity Terrace residents.  I hope the residents deprived of their view get a rent adjustment.



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Posted 03 August 2015 - 11:11 AM

I took this photo at the Trinity Terrace construction site, the demolition of the old parking garage, on Friday.  

 

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Posted 11 August 2015 - 04:24 PM

It appears that all of the demolition is now complete.  The lower section of Trinity Terrace right below north side of the existing tower has been removed.  The base of the tower crane is now in place. The contractor is also excavating the northwest corner of the property.



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Posted 13 August 2015 - 05:32 PM

Eecu s not out email to its members about Friday and Saturday traffic issues this coming weekend. Bet tower crane going up?

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 06:57 PM

It was going up this afternoon around 5:30 when I drove by.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:33 PM

I was at Historic Fort Worth today, and I did not notice anything going on.  However, I was on the opposite side of the building.  I will be back tomorrow, so maybe I will get the chance to see what is occurring.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 08:28 AM

The tall crane is up at the site.



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Posted 17 August 2015 - 10:38 AM

On Friday, they had part of the vertical section of the crane in place.  I will be back at HFW at lunch, so I will be able to see how it looks. 



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:15 PM

Overall view. I imagine the horizontal section of the crane is about how tall the tower itself will be. If you look near the bottom of the crane you can see the peice that they use to extend it is on, so I assume at some point they'll jump the crane to a larger height when the building is further along. 

 

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Tighter view

 

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Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:18 PM

Fortworthology has posted a review of the River Tower over at the FW Weekly.  Below is a link:

 

http://www.fwweekly....ce-river-tower/



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Posted 10 September 2015 - 08:48 PM

I saw that crane on the NBC 5 webcam the other day.


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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:47 AM

Fortworthology has posted a review of the River Tower over at the FW Weekly.  Below is a link:

 

http://www.fwweekly....ce-river-tower/

 

"Skyscraper enthusiasts have long lamented Fort Worth’s tendency to not go big with its downtown towers, but it’s not something that’s bothered me all that much. ... of greater importance is how the city functions from street level."

 

Well said, Kevin.



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Posted 04 October 2015 - 02:53 PM

One down, 22 to go. 

 

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Posted 30 October 2015 - 01:51 PM

10/30/15

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:42 PM

11/17/15

 

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 12:37 AM

There is a webcam on the website, click the camera icon.

 

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 08:44 AM

I sure keep thinking they will demo the original Trinity Terrace tower.  Especially since much of their view of downtown goes away with the new tower (Towers).   


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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:14 AM

Maybe the view of the parks and the Westside offsets that loss.



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Posted 26 November 2015 - 11:36 AM

I couldn't see them demolishing the original tower unless to build a larger, more modern facility. The west side still has killer views of the park and the growing west side.

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Posted 26 November 2015 - 02:27 PM

The way the new towers have been positioned, the views of the skyline have only been limited some by their construction.  The City Tower sits to the south of the original tower and the River Tower only totally blocks views to the north.  The only units that I think would have their views severely limited would be the ones that face due north on the end of the original tower.  Those units are shown in the construction photographs. 



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 07:53 PM

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New Years eve eve shot. Didn't have a tripod so not great. 



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:35 PM

Getting up there now. View from Trinity Park.

 

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Posted 10 January 2016 - 10:07 PM

They are moving fast with this addition.  I have been watching it as I have driven along I-30.



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Posted 23 January 2016 - 04:49 PM

Somewhat related to this project, 10th street between Forest Park and Penn will have a 5 foot sidewalk and "cycle track" installed. 



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 10:16 PM

Sunsetting behind construction. 

 

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:56 PM

Should see facade soon. Appears to be on the 16th floor. Still got a ways to go! 

 

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:34 AM

Should see facade soon. 

 

 

 

I drove right by this site earlier today and, indeed, there is brick & glass implementation on the first & second floors.



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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:58 AM

Screenshot from the webcam.

 

 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 11:19 PM

Wow, this is like Fort Worth's version of SkyHouse (except for retirees instead of everyday people).

 

This is not a SkyHouse-brand building, but I could be fooled by these pictures if I didn't know any better.

 

This seems to be going up very quickly, similar to SkyHouse-brand buildings in other cities.


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Posted 05 March 2016 - 10:29 AM

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Posted 09 March 2016 - 03:05 PM

just about blocking the other tower from view:

 

 

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Posted 10 March 2016 - 12:49 PM

Compare to my last post to see just how far the crane has jumped. Not been great weather for shooting lately.


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Posted 26 March 2016 - 09:41 PM

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Posted 27 March 2016 - 03:52 PM

I visited the site for the first time on Friday. It was pretty interesting to see the construction close up.


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:56 AM

I notice that NBC 5 news broadcasts with the 7th Street bridge area in the background behind the anchor desk is of such angle that it just misses a view of the growing new tower.



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Posted 28 March 2016 - 07:50 PM

If the camera were zoomed out more, we might be able to see it. For whatever reason, they zoom in to the point that 777 Main is cut off.

 

On two different occasions, I've seen the camera zoomed all the way out to the point you can see Burnett Plaza and the Omni, so I don't know why they normally have the camera zoomed in so far.


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 02:27 PM

They are moving quite fast with this tower. 

 

My guess on the zoom for the camera is that they want to highlight the 7th Street Bridge.



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Posted 18 May 2016 - 03:49 AM

2/17/16. Flew on the C-47 yesterday.

 

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