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#1 Austin55

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Posted 03 October 2016 - 12:33 PM

Anyone noticed all the advertising around for this? I've gotten ads online, especially on instagram, and I've seen a bunch of ads on benches in downtown and W7th, and I've seen atleast 2 driving billboards roaming downtown around lunch hours. 

 

awildervision.com leads to a website with nothing but a countdown (currently at 12 days)

 

Some of the ads are in the shape of a Rhino, so this must all be about the Serengeti expansion at the zoo. Gotta give them big props for the advertising. 

 

A bit more on the Serengeti expansion from the Chamber of Commerce site,

 

 

The Fort Worth Zoo plans to devote more space for breeding programs for iconic large animals. Mike Fouraker, the zoo’s executive director, laid out a preliminary plan to the City Council for a new Serengeti Project for the zoo’s collection of rhinoceros, elephants, and giraffes. Excavation work will start in January or February on an undeveloped 10-acre site at the zoo, said zoo spokeswoman Alexis Wilson. All renovations and construction associated with the Serengeti project will be privately funded. The zoo has pledges of $20 million.

 



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Posted 03 October 2016 - 01:51 PM

Nice sleuthing.   :swg:



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Posted 04 October 2016 - 02:00 PM

All the banners on the streetlights downtown are ads to. They're doing a lot to hype this up.

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Posted 16 October 2016 - 04:07 PM

Fort Worth Zoo launches public phase of $100 million campaign

2018 - African Savanna and new event space
2020 - Elephant Springs
2022 - Hunters of Africa and Asian Predators
2025 - Forests and Jungles

http://www.star-tele...e108599012.html

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:22 PM

https://www.fortwort...african-savanna

 

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Posted 17 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

I guess I will let the cat officially out of the bag.  My firm, Halbach-Dietz Architects, have been working on this project for quite some time.  We are the architects for all of the buildings you see on this site plan. 

 

All of us at the firm attended the announcement today.  I also had the opportunity to feed one of the giraffes.  A short tour was given of the construction site.



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Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:23 PM

View from above with Google Earth.

 

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 10:01 PM

updated

 

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 01:16 PM

Austin, thanks for posting.  It's really fun to see a major contribution of my firm to the urban landscape.  I'm proud to say that I have had a part in this project.  There's more to come.  This is just Phase 1 of four.







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