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renamerusk

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#107411 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by renamerusk on 20 November 2017 - 07:25 PM

That glass is really reflective! :blink:

 

"...me thinks so too"




#107403 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by renamerusk on 20 November 2017 - 12:53 PM

The Jennings/Vickery tunnel has had some work done recently. Most of the deteriorating vehicular guards at the south were cut off and replaced. There is still a lot of the concrete work to the north that is in bad shape....I don't see a big need at the moment for the Hemphill connector. Henderson is pretty busy, but Jennings is very underused. When the near south really fills in it will probably be a welcome connection.

 

 In the "Street Car" thread, I have suggested that the Jennings Street Viaduct is the logical connector for a street car line between Downtown and Near South; and that utilizing this existing tunnel after upgrade and modification would be an economically sound component of a transit line.




#107385 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 19 November 2017 - 01:34 PM

All I have to say is that you would be surprised who reads the forum.

 

 JTR, you have created a potent outlet for the people of Fort Worth to show how it feels and what issues are key for public discourse. We, as members, have an important role in providing thoughtful and relevant points that have a real potential of being read and acted upon by individuals who make up and run the civic institutions of the City.  Thanks to JTR, much of what we discussed here is and has the potential to be dispersed and amplified to a broader audience.

 

I know that I have been enlightened by what I have read on the Forum.




#107380 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 18 November 2017 - 08:38 PM

 

Wow! Instant pushback.  Do you think the S-T  is monitoring the Forum do you think? :ninja:

 

I don't know ? But would it kill them to say. We write stories that a make a concrete difference in FORT WORTH and the surrounding "communities" ?

 

  I hope the S-T is reading The Forum because our comments then reverberates over  into the local mainstream media. :)




#107374 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 18 November 2017 - 02:16 PM

Wow! Instant pushback.  Do you think the S-T  is monitoring the Forum do you think? :ninja:




#107352 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by renamerusk on 16 November 2017 - 08:40 PM

....I will add, the dedication to Fort Worth revealed by individuals like renamerusk is a big part of what will keep downtown Fort Worth step for step in the running as the bidding process labors on, bias or not!

 

 Thank you Tamtagon; those are kind words. The great thing about Fort Worth is that there are many individuals beyond myself that are genuinely dedicated to Fort Worth. I am glad to be among them.

 

I agree with your intention to avoid a "flame storm" between Dallas and Fort Worth.  I try to remember that the two cities are not enemies; but that they are fierce and proud competitors.  Dallas is blessed with having such a bountiful supply of developers and big time dreamers.  Perhaps someday, Fort Worth will be similarly blessed.




#107342 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 16 November 2017 - 01:04 PM

The headline "Why Dallas may be the best place for Amazon's second headquarters" is inappropriate for a Fort Worth newspaper.

 

 

IS it still a "Ft. Worth newspaper" these days...?

 

 Great question.  When we have to ask, then the doubt may be reasonable. 

 

It is easy to be hyperbolic about S-T's detachment of itself from the City, but it must be called out when it becomes normal for the ST do so.  Printed media is under a lot of pressure, but loyalty to a city and remaining one of the staunches institution of Fort Worth should never be sacrificed for readership. When one is not a bit narcissistic about oneself, usually, no one else will be.

 

It was a dark day back then when the newspaper chose to erase "Fort Worth" from its standard bearer.  The consequences of that decision have been that occasionally the paper is humiliatingly referred to as the Dallas Star Telegram. :eek:




#107325 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by renamerusk on 15 November 2017 - 12:17 PM

Yes, we are reading the same article;  and yes, the article is heavy on regionalism.

 

The problem that I have with the piece is its headline - "Why Dallas may be the best place for Amazon's second headquarters" by Gordon Dickson

 

Gordon's article immediately mentions North Texas, then DFW and then pivots back to Dallas before ever properly referencing Fort Worth.  It is not until seven stanzas down into the article does he actually properly singled Fort Worth as being a possible choice.  For a hometown paper, the S-T was derelict for not positioning Fort Worth at the top of the story as any "good" hometown paper would do. Imagine for just one insane moment if in the DMN, it had published a headline "Why Fort Worth may be the best place for Amazon's second headquarters" while really meaning North Texas, DFW..etc

 

At this point, these particular comments are beginning to topic drift and might be better if it is steered to the thread "Fort Worth Going, gone, gone?.." for further discussion about the shrinking image of Fort Worth.

 

The topic about the best location for Dallas is over in the Dallas Forum where the reading of that forum is filled with stories of the several bidders in Dallas and is where greater interest about Dallas is discussed. To my knowledge none of the Dallas proposals has a leg up or even leads the pack at this stage.  One thing is true about Dallas, it could have a potential site, the Trinity River Park, but that location is only a pipe dream at this time; it will not be ready to go in 12-18 months.




#107312 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 14 November 2017 - 03:57 PM

.... Or if you think of the two cities as a binary star, we will always be in an orbit around Dallas, and vice-versa.

 

 I don't think that there is ever a time when Dallas will not command a presence in the psyche of the general population. 

 

In my view, the problem arises from Fort Worth's silence and from which it demonstrates a willingness far too often and a willingness to be appeasing with this shared area as being label "Dallas" or being comfortable with the meaningless label "metroplex".  This kind of appeasement continues to push the City into a secondary position when competing for businesses.  Typically these businesses' look into the area follows this pattern when wanting to make a strategic entrance into the area: Dallas - Dallas Suburbs - Fort Worth.

 

If the headlines read by potential businesses who maybe curious about opening or relocating to the area and when those businesses read the headlines extolling it as "Dallas Area";this is very problematic when it comes from a local newspaper that omits "Fort Worth" from its title.

 

Shame on the local newspaper and its lack of display of civic pride.




#107307 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by renamerusk on 14 November 2017 - 02:23 PM

....The impression given is by this article is  Dallas/(whatever). What do Gordon and the newspaper mean?...For me, it is further evidence that Fort Worth is the largest city in Texas without a hometown paper.

 

 Mr. Gordon's headline is an egregious omission of the City that he supposedly reports to.  Not to mention the City by name is something I can not imagine any other daily paper would do in a similar situation.

 

Also, I applaud and find myself in agreement with the Editor of the Fort Worth Business Press for expressing his outrage with the repeated misprinting of the name of the City. My personal way of writing the name of the City is to write "Fort" instead of Ft.  Just me. :)




#107302 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by renamerusk on 14 November 2017 - 12:28 PM

The new east side expansion of ACS stadium will cost $100 million per another TCU release today

 

Nice!

 

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#107219 Central Tourism District

Posted by renamerusk on 09 November 2017 - 06:25 PM

The one difference with trying to compare us with Austin & San Antonio and getting tourists, conventions and conferences is that neither of them have a larger city 30 miles to the East that battling for those same conventions.....

 

Even though that is true, the situation inow is that Fort Worth does not have ample infrastructure currently in place (hotels, space) to bid for comparable conventions and conferences; so it is not entirely a function of a larger city within a short distance.  For now, this gives Dallas an advantage. 

 

Both Austin and San Antonio have developed their own identities: Austin weird and cool; San Antonio lovely and historic.  Fort Worth on the other hand is not definitive in owning its identity and continues to see as  "DFW is a city baloney"; and for which Fort Worth regularly becomes viewed as an extension of the larger city.

 

A few things need to happen:

 

1. Have national convention facilities (space/hotels)

2. establish more entertainment venues beyond Sundance Square yet within Downtown

3. create/identify a national/global industry and have it become associated with Fort Worth




#107205 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by renamerusk on 09 November 2017 - 03:24 PM

My comment is actually on topic (in that it mentions Amazon).  Yours, on the other hand, is more meta-discussion.

 

 So from a discussion about piranha fish that live in the Amazon can be actually viewed on topic with a discussion about a company seeking a second headquarters location is somehow on topic; but if not seeing any tangible correlation between a fish and a corp-relocate means that one is being meta-discussive, then yeah I'm M-D.

 

Discouraging  "topic drifting" seems to be too much to hope for in the pursuance of organization.




#107190 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by renamerusk on 09 November 2017 - 10:25 AM

Clicking on the thread expecting to read about a topic and finding something unrelated instead....nope, it isn't okay.

 

Its like watching cats; you never know what to expect.




#107187 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by renamerusk on 09 November 2017 - 09:40 AM

This is morphing into a transportation debate rather than the debate over Amazon 2nd Headquarters. :unsure: