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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.