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#401 BlueMound

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Posted 02 June 2017 - 12:17 AM

New Tim Love rooftop cafe-bar to open atop Stockyards-area hotel
http://www.dfw.com/2...ar-to-open.html

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Posted 07 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

In intereesting bit from the Pre-Council agenda, but no more information

 

 

 

Presentation on Proposed Armour Hotel Economic Development Program Agreement (Michael Hennig, Economic Development)


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 06:38 PM

Details on the Armour Hotel with a rendering at the end of the story:

http://www.star-tele...e178176116.html

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:28 PM

Looks alright. Really curious how it'll fit in with the rest of the area.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 07:39 PM

I'm OK with it.  The hotel should fit in.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 08:16 PM

...not too in love with the design, but it works.


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Posted 10 October 2017 - 11:02 PM

The hotel building pictured should be set back and a replica of the historic Armour Office Building, similar to the Swift Office Building, should be placed there. It could house reception, food service, a lounge, etc. with a connection to the hotel proper behind it.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 07:17 AM

The hotel building pictured should be set back and a replica of the historic Armour Office Building, similar to the Swift Office Building, should be placed there. It could house reception, food service, a lounge, etc. with a connection to the hotel proper behind it.

 

Why?


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Posted 11 October 2017 - 08:17 AM

RD, wouldn't building a replica of something that was demolished long ago, contribute to the "Disneyland" effect that most of the people involved in saving the Stockyards (including the Murrins) have tried to keep from happening?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 11:25 AM

I'm OK with it.  The hotel should fit in.

 

I guess my concern is that 120 rooms + 40 employees = a lot of folks parking = a big ol surface lot. It's not to huge a deal in the Stockyards I guess, but Exchange Ave ought to be a nice area and easily walkable for the guests staying and visiting. 



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

Like most have stated... it isn’t terrible but it isn’t a standout design either. Not that it has to be, but it the end it works well enough and it will serve it’s purpose.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

Austin55, do you know who the architects are for this project?



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:16 PM

I am also perplexed about the progress of the Majestic’s redevelopment plan. I drive around the area often and I’m not seeing any work or progress being made other than the demolition of the ruins and some framing in Mule Alley that has been at the same stage for a few months now.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 12:20 PM

Austin55, do you know who the architects are for this project?

 

I do not.



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Posted 11 October 2017 - 03:20 PM

Has the way that the parking needs will be addressed outlined?



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

I like it!

 

I think it looks like something out of the Jack White photo collection.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:55 PM

RD, wouldn't building a replica of something that was demolished long ago, contribute to the "Disneyland" effect that most of the people involved in saving the Stockyards (including the Murrins) have tried to keep from happening?

 

No I don't think so. Disneyland is make-believe built on green fields; The building I referenced was once there, destroyed in a fire I believe, and along with the bookend Swift building across the street was an integral part of the initial design of the stockyards complex.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 10:13 PM

One step closer;   and it will look nice but the parking scheme could be improved by the addition of a two-level garage below or above grade.  Why isn't more emphasis given to veil pools of cars -

 

http://www.fortworth...4ce96e318f.html



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:56 AM

I agree rename... I think open parking lots really take away from a building like this.





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