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In Topic: Light Rail in Fort Worth

24 August 2006 - 09:33 AM

As the system matures, I think some corridors will need multiple tracks supporting both light rail and commuter rail. The proposed UP line between DTFW and DTD could have heavy commuter express trains that make fewer stops but do so at more high traffic areas such as stops in downtown Arlington/UTA, the Ballpark, and downtown Grand Prairie. A light rail line in the same corridor would have more frequent trains carrying fewer people and enable people to make short hops such as Meadowbrook to Handley, Oak Cliff to DTD, or people who just want to get east and west from one part of Arlington to another.

The same potentially could be true for the Alliance corridor. Express commuter trains would be a more efficient way of getting from DTFW to the speedway or to Denton, but light rail operating alongside commuter lines would allow transport between more closely knit neighborhoods.

In Topic: New building for Museum of Science and History

05 May 2006 - 12:14 PM

Anything would be better than the museum's 1954 building. That building looks just like every FWISD school built during the '50s.

In Topic: Tunnels under DTFW?

04 May 2006 - 03:22 PM

Downtown street life took a hit everywhere under the design concepts of the '60s and '70s. Tunnels and skywalks, while not being the reason for the disappearance of street life, didn't help either.

Shade is a solution to the heat problem. Perhaps money suggested for digging and furnishing tunnels would be more wisely spent above-ground on additional trees by the sidewalks, large awnings over sidewalks, and the occasional bench with arbor shading.

I agree fully.

The city has done a good job of revitalizing street life Downtown. However, there is still much work to be done to bring life back to southern and eastern areas of Downtown. Once street life becomes more established and matures throughout Downtown, tunnels for anything other than freight or cargo moving would detract from everything successful that has happened to breathe life into Downtown's street scene.

I'm not saying tunnels and skywalks should be ruled out, I'm just saying that the time is not right.

In Topic: Fort Worth South

04 May 2006 - 01:55 PM

Just imagine how cool it would be if Magnolia still had red brick pavement in these pictures!

In Topic: New building for Museum of Science and History

04 May 2006 - 10:37 AM

Here are some of Ricardo Legorreta's previous works from Wikipedia.

Max Palevsky Residential Commons, University of Chicago:

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More interior images and exterior images from the University of Chicago web site.

The Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose CA:

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San Antonio Public Library Central Branch:

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Of course, a quick Google search will reveal many more. I used these because most resources on Wikipedia may be freely redistributed without copyright concerns. I'm interested in hearing what others on the forum think of the architect's work.