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John T Roberts

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#106453 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 October 2017 - 06:18 PM

This is the latest construction photograph taken from the northwest, again.  I took this photo on October 7, 2017.  The curtain wall installation has moved one floor up since last week.

 

37582415601_53fa3a503c_h.jpgfrostconst-26 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#106434 901 Commerce St. - High-rise Mixed Use

Posted by John T Roberts on 07 October 2017 - 08:15 PM

The crews are with a geotechnical firm, and they are continuing with the drilling to take the soil samples. I took a look at the site late this afternoon.




#106410 Happy Birthday, John!

Posted by John T Roberts on 06 October 2017 - 01:25 PM

Thanks, everyone.  This one is a big one.  I'm 60 years old today. 




#106322 Top of Building Signage - Yes, or No?

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 September 2017 - 09:38 PM

I think, just this weekend. 




#106298 Hotels?

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 September 2017 - 01:47 PM

Rumor is on the street that the Fairfield Inn & Suites will open in about two weeks.  Below is a photograph of the renovation, and nearly finished product.

 

37269409055_552be1328d_h.jpgparkcentral2 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#106295 901 Commerce St. - High-rise Mixed Use

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 September 2017 - 12:55 PM

A geotech crew was core drilling soil samples on the site today.  A picture has been posted on Fortwortharchitecture.com's Facebook page.




#106256 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 29 September 2017 - 12:50 PM

I want to thank everyone who attended.  It was a fun and spirited discussion.  Austin55, pelligrini, PeopleAreStrange, Hipolyte, and I were in attendance.  The next forum meeting will be October 27th.  It's also a good thing we didn't go to Thistle Hill. There weren't any food trucks there today.




#106231 History of Reata/Caravan of Dreams

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 September 2017 - 12:43 PM

Hometown by Handlebar has a very nice blog on the history of the buildings that comprise Reata, or the Caravan of Dreams.  He has put together some interesting reading, documents, Sanborn Maps, and historic photographs.  I think all of you will enjoy this.

 

http://hometownbyhan...ar.com/?p=24205

 




#106179 Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 September 2017 - 08:30 AM

The next Downtown Walking Tour is Saturday, October 14th at 9:00 AM.  The title of the tour is "Making Tracks - Fort Worth's Railroad History".  We meet at an appropriate location, the Texas & Pacific Railway Terminal on Lancaster.




#106128 Residence Inn at "Houston and 8th"

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 September 2017 - 10:20 PM

Welcome to the forum!  As a preservationist, I have mixed emotions.  I'm a little sorry to see the loss of one of the city's early mid-rise buildings in downtown.  The building was built in 1903, yet it has been significantly altered.  The alteration occurred in 1950; therefore, they could be considered historic.  On the other hand, it would be nice to see this addition to our skyline.




#106095 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 24 September 2017 - 05:52 PM

The next forum meeting is this Friday.  The date is September 29th and we will meet at 11:45 at Benito's on Magnolia.  The discussion is always fun and interesting.




#106066 Dallas Area Development

Posted by John T Roberts on 23 September 2017 - 06:19 PM

I remember when all of those original renderings and models were shown with the twin towers of all three developments.  I do agree with you in that having BOA and FP as singles show their individuality.  The AMLI tower will set itself apart from FP, yet it will also look like it was planned with the development.  The Cityplace twin would have been pretty impressive.




#106062 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 23 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Glass installation has moved one floor up and they have installed most of the glass on the 2nd office level.  However, since my last photograph from Penn Street showed the forms in place to pour three columns on the 26th level, I decided to take this construction photo from 3rd Street.  You can clearly see the form for one of the exterior columns above the main roof line.  This photograph was taken on September 23, 2017.

 

37225788746_7d3d931b8f_h.jpgfrostconst-24 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#106032 Molly the Trolley

Posted by John T Roberts on 22 September 2017 - 07:50 AM

I hope so.  Remember, I'm cheap!




#106010 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 20 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

This may not be the best angle, but it's pretty obvious from the Amon Carter Museum how tall the Frost Tower is currently.  Even though the forms are there for the main roof deck, there is still one more level to go.  Here's that view from the Carter, and you can see the building is taller than Bank of America and even the Electric Building, even though that one is mostly hidden.

 

37099427536_a40e6b5054_h.jpgskyline-09-16-17 by jtrobert, on Flickr