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Sightseeing Escalator in China - Use this to move pedestrians from Panther Island to Downtown/Sundance Square


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#1 BlueMound

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 06:24 PM

Idea on how pedestrians could move easily from Panther Island up to Downtown/Sundance Square

http://newatlas.com/...or-china/45870/

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Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:45 AM

A good idea, except that an escalator close to ground level might be difficult in light of the building obstructions along the way to Sundance Square Plaza.  I posted in the Forum awhile back an idea of one or more escalator-like "pedestrian arches" spanning downtown.  One end of each arch would be located at a peripheral site and the other end somewhere in the middle of downtown, maybe at Sundance Square Plaza.  These would serve as a people-mover, as a means of sightseeing from far above downtown, and as a signature statement.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

Not intending to  repeat myself here.  But the discussions about the rejection of a hotel in the Cultural District and near the museums got me to thinking about these escalator archways--not just from Panther Island to Sundance Square but also from Sundance Square to the Cultural District.  I know this visionary idea is far-fetched for Fort Worth (evidently not for China), but what a signature statement for our city!  And what a draw of tourists word-wide it would be!  Got to stop daydreaming about what Cowtown could be in the future.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:55 AM

I can just imagine tour groups wrangling their Segways onto an escalator.  :cry:


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