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#1 Tacoma

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Posted 08 March 2013 - 06:00 PM

There are barriers around the west end of the courthouse (the faux brick end). Is the renovation and removal starting soon?



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:05 PM

There are barriers around the west end of the courthouse (the faux brick end). Is the renovation and removal starting soon?

 

Yes, your reference is in the existing thread:  County Plans to Demolish 2 Court Buildings/#103.



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 07:52 PM

Can't remember if there was another thread for this, but here's some progress. You can see some steps going in, some granite work around. 

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:35 PM

This appears to be coming along very well, looks like new. 

 

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Posted 05 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

I noticed through the fencing yesterday as I drove by that there were quite a number of new green benches that I'm assuming will be installed all through the newly opened space.



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 03:32 PM

Scaffolding is all down now

 

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:19 PM

It's looking really good.  It's also going to be nice to have that little bit of extra green space around the building.



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Posted 05 July 2015 - 01:17 PM

The big fence was down last night after the fireworks, just a small green fence remains, but allows everyone to see in. The sidewalk along Houston has been greatly expanded and includes a pair of spots for handicapped vehicles/vans. A few trees planted. 

 

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 08:14 AM

Looks great!  Thank goodness that 50's monstrosity is no longer there.



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Posted 30 October 2015 - 08:17 AM

S-T editorial extolling the restoration of the west facade of the Historic Tarrant County Courthouse:

 

http://www.star-tele...le41862180.html



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Posted 31 October 2015 - 08:53 PM

Removibg the monstrosity and making restoring the western side and creating the parklike setting was a great start. Now all the needs to be done is to make Belknap & Wetherford streets more prdestrian safe and less car centric. They seem to form a barrier and almost cut off the courthouse from the rest of Downtown.

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Posted 31 October 2015 - 09:00 PM

Removibg the monstrosity and making restoring the western side and creating the parklike setting was a great start. Now all the needs to be done is to make Belknap & Wetherford streets more prdestrian safe and less car centric. They seem to form a barrier and almost cut off the courthouse from the rest of Downtown.

 

 

This is an issue for sure. There are a lot of students/faculty at the downtown TCC campuses,  and frequently we'd avoid walking to Sundance or anywhere downtown because crossing these two streets would be such a pain. There are other reasons to (many students didn't feel comfortable walking near the jails, many of the buildings on the way are not to pleasant of difficult to walk around like the Worthington superblock, lack of affordable options)



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 01:31 PM

Today, I noticed that on the green lawn where the old Civil Courts building used to be there is a wooden pedestal and a wooden "cut-out" of a statue.  I would imagine that this is showing a proposed statue that will occupy the location soon and I'm sure that I'm supposed to know who the statue represents.  Does anyone know any of the details on this one?



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

No pictures? That sounds interesting. 



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Posted 15 June 2016 - 02:08 PM

I saw it yesterday when I was driving by on Belknap. No idea who it was and didn't have time to get a picture.

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 06:43 PM

Here's the "cut-out". I confess, I don't know who it is.

 

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Posted 15 June 2016 - 08:23 PM

I walked by tonight and got some pics to. I don't recognize h either. No writing on it.

I also noticed the courthouse has new flood lights. They are LED now. They are much less warm and noisy than the old lights.

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Posted 16 June 2016 - 06:16 AM

I think it is supposed to be General Edward H. Tarrant.  I found something online where Arthur Weinman Architects submitted a conceptual plan for a General Tarrant statue and four other memorials to be placed on the west lawn of the courthouse.

 

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