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Worthington Renaissance Hotel Sundance Square Redevelopment concept

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#1 Jeriat

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:08 PM

Consider this a "spin-off" from my skyscraper/high rise concepts.


The new Worthington Renaissance Hotel I made was set on one of the blocks of where the current hotel sits... meaning that it would be replaced. I know the Worthington is unique in its style, but it also takes up THREE blocks, two of which could be very useful and add on to Sundance Square. 

 

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After making the model for the new hotel, I thought of some things fill in the other two blocks. And after that, I got the idea to fill in one large block (next to the Texas de Brazil) and the lot where the old Joe Diaches is located. And this is what I came up with:

 

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This complex would be centered around the new hotel, but still a major part of Sundance Square... well, except maybe the parking garage. Here is the basic rundown of all the buildings. 

 

 - 34 story new Worthington Renaissance Hotel and 8 level garage across the street (Weatherford)

 - 4 story Saks Fifth Avenue

 - A building on a block bounded by 1st, 2nd, Throckmorton and Houston, similar to Sundance West that is half residential, half office.

 - A redeveloped Joe Diaches building with the first floor used for restaurant space and the next 2 used for office space, connected with the new 3 story building on the same block.

 

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I think this would be very beneficial in a few ways. It opens up that part of Houston Street, brings back a department store in downtown (there was one on one of these blocks, I believe), and gives more options for food places. 

 

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The "Brian Luenser" view

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The "Throck & Houston corridor". 

 

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I will design the other models in this complex sometime later..,,,


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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

The Garage

 

Designed in the same way as the hotel, it sits on the block that Texas de Brazil occupies. Here's the connection bridge that crosses Weatherford. 

 

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Facing Belknap. (Can you spot the pattern in the design? Not really as random as you would think.)

 

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This garage would be for the hotel ONLY. 

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:28 AM

Saks Fifth Avenue - Sundance Square

 

Paying homage to the old Tandy department store just a block over (the west side of the Worthington), I would bring back a department store to this area, with a flagship Saks Fifth Avenue.

 

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Occupying the block of 1st, 2nd, Houston, and Main, the design of the store would have a warehouse look to it, with touches of modern architecture to go along with it. Paved with brick and white stone and heavy on the arches, the building's facade would have a very industrial theme, even adding rusted metal, a.k.a. "weathered metal", to enforce the image. Of course, this also goes back to when these two blocks were taken up by early 20th century buildings. 

 

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The Main Street facade would feature the Six Flags of Texas, including a 7th being the city flag, setbacks, and large signage as a welcome.

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:07 PM

I'm loving it.  If we could get just a couple of your concepts downtown it would completely change everything.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:22 PM

I can't find anything in that Belknap facade. Help? 

Looks good.



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:16 AM

Once again my forum friend, nice work and vision



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

Thank you all. 

I know it's just a few threads of suggestions and all, but I don't feel I'm doin' this for nothing...

 

(Oh, and Austin, from left to right, count the number of blue squares)


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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:30 PM

1st & Main

 

This is the 3 story building that would take up the block between Main and Houston, on W. 1st.

 

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It would house Texas de Brazil and Mimi's Cafe. It would give that block some new life. The building itself is supposed to be a mix of modern and international (50's-70's)

 

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The back side of it wouldn't feature too much on the facade since it's next to the Regions Bank and Joe Daiches. However, since the first floors of this building would be strictly restaurant, the space could be used for patio dining. 

 

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I did want a small cut-in on the top floor, just to add some openness to to the top of it, along with the funky, modern facade on 1st Street.

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

The Worth Building

 

Part of the remaining space that the Worthington currently occupies, "The Worth", a 17 story office building, would take the northern half of that block.

 

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It would be a cross of modern (the steel arches, metal accents, and muli-blue striped windows) and classical architecture. 

 

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The "old school slab" look would face 1st Street to sort of complement the more modern designed hotel across the street. 

 

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And here's a shot looking up from the corner. 

 

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

The Chicagoan 

 

The southern half of the block will be all residential, and the tallest one will be The Chicagoan. 

 

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The name comes from the school of architecture it is designed after. 

 

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One other reason for it being a brick building is to add on to Sundance Square's line of brick-clad buildings.

 

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The Chicagoan would be the luxury apartment building on the residential side, with Chicago-themed imagery inside and out of the building. Also featuring ground-level retail space. 

 

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:28 PM

And finally, the last three buildings on this block. 

 

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The Blob

 

This multi-green shaded structure is a free-form ("blobitecture") building designed for live/work spaces. The inspiration came from Frank Gehry's designs, and obviously this would be the most unique building in Fort Worth by far. 

 

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The International 

 

A multi-blue shaded building with a very transparent glass cover, the design was inspired by the very basic international architectural style that we've all grown up seeing... with touches of modern elements. This building would house loft space. 

 

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Das Bauhaus Fort Worth

 

A German-themed building built in the Bauhaus style, would take up the last spot on the block for studio apartment space. The existing Little Germany restaurant would occupy the first level.

 

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Posted 25 January 2013 - 01:21 PM

Dude talk to Brian about setting up a meeting with Sundance Square Prez Johnny Campbell :) or whoever is over that section of town.. just sayin



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:59 PM

Dude talk to Brian about setting up a meeting with Sundance Square Prez Johnny Campbell :) or whoever is over that section of town.. just sayin

 

Luenser? 

I would love to speak to someone and present these ideas. I know it would be a mountain to climb just for one of these to happen, but I would love to at least get it on someone's big board. 


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Posted 25 January 2013 - 11:02 PM

Keep at it and someone will notice.







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