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Fort Worthology

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#93535 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 18 September 2015 - 08:00 AM




If we could only have identified one or two of the "lot of other things"; then we could have a debate about its or their worth to some end.



Yeah, it's not like we have been talking about this for years with people bringing up several examples before.  Clearly, I have to do that in my one single post, which apparently exists in a vacuum.  Because I did not identify anything specifically, it is clear nobody else has, and thus my point is invalid.

#93515 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 17 September 2015 - 08:16 AM

I can't speak for anybody but myself, but I don't mind using the Stockyards/cowboys/ranching thing as part of our identity and marketing at all.  It's a thing, after all.  My problem is that the yee-haw let's all be cowboys ridin' and ropin' thing seems to be about 98% of all of our marketing efforts, to the exclusion of a lot of other things we could get out into the world that are just as much, if not more, a part of the city as that one element.

#93467 Skyscraper Ideas (Somewhat on hiatus...)

Posted by Fort Worthology on 14 September 2015 - 03:36 PM

I think that's a shame.  I love the old, cool rooftop signs (like the Dickie's sign) and I loved the Landmark Tower clock, the blue flame sign, etc.  I knew of both the existing rooftop ban and the upcoming further restrictions and feel a little sad about it.

#93386 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 09 September 2015 - 08:34 AM

Speaking of "the image of Fort Worth" - I remember seeing this billboard in Austin when I was last down there to play a show.  Now, I can only speak for myself, but I find this utterly cringe-inducing.



#93325 Shipping & Receiving's Birthday Bash

Posted by Fort Worthology on 04 September 2015 - 10:10 AM

Something of a milestone for South Main Village in the Near Southside - one of the original pioneering businesses in the neighborhood, Shipping & Receiving, is celebrating its 2nd birthday this weekend.  Tonight and tomorrow is the official birthday celebration, a big showcase of local bands. Sunday they've got another major show - of Montreal, the indie-famed psych group, is coming to town.  


I'll be performing Saturday at 3:00 PM with my noise pop band, Missing Sibling, so come say hi.

#93266 Berry Theater

Posted by Fort Worthology on 01 September 2015 - 07:11 AM

Is this not just a remodeling of the existing gas station/strip mall building at the corner, next to the theater?  It doesn't appear from the site plan in that image that the theater is involved in any way.

#93245 Cowtown USA???

Posted by Fort Worthology on 31 August 2015 - 03:39 PM

I've always thought "Funkytown" is *very* contrived, and besides, the actual, famous song of the same name was written in Minneapolis about New York.

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#93176 Cowtown USA???

Posted by Fort Worthology on 28 August 2015 - 08:43 AM


Eleven years.

In 11 years, Fort Worth will probably have a population in excess of one million; a significantly larger downtown area; and a brand-new Will Rogers Coliseum that can host all the grandiose rodeo and other sports activities to boot.  And by then no one will remember the world championship events at the AA Center in Dallas.




I was referring more to a thread that's been dead 11 years being resurrected because, reasons, I guess.

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#93067 New medical center development for South Main

Posted by Fort Worthology on 24 August 2015 - 02:27 PM

I don't think that's what Urb meant.  Buildings are not only pedestrian-friendly for their users - they are for their surroundings as well.  You can design any sort of hospital/medical building you might need and make it work with the neighborhood instead of being a fortress that doesn't engage the streets.

#93015 New medical center development for South Main

Posted by Fort Worthology on 21 August 2015 - 09:13 AM

I honestly find this more exciting than the original Victory hospital.  This seems like a nice "get" for the Southside.

#92988 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by Fort Worthology on 20 August 2015 - 08:01 AM

My fellow Weekly writer Eric has a story on the Stockyards task force in the paper:  http://www.fwweekly....ckyards-shorty/

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#92776 Westin in the works for Cultural District

Posted by Fort Worthology on 05 August 2015 - 10:04 AM

Yeah, I'm just paranoid.

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#92771 QuikTrip and Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 05 August 2015 - 09:24 AM

The Rosedale location, while not exactly ideal in some ways, at least got some concessions from them to build the building up on the corner with a street-facing entrance, so kudos to them for playing ball.  I wish the North Main one had been similarly designed.

#92768 Westin in the works for Cultural District

Posted by Fort Worthology on 05 August 2015 - 09:18 AM

As long as Salsa Limon survives, that's all I care about - both because I love them and I love that diner building.

#92647 New Construction near Evans/Rosedale Urban Village

Posted by Fort Worthology on 30 July 2015 - 07:56 AM

Or they could have just used siding all over, which I think actually would have looked better and higher-quality despite not being as "realtor fancy."  Every time I see a house with just a front veneer of brick I think it looks cheaper/chintzier than if they'd just used siding on all sides.