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Fort Worthology

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#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.




#92511 800 Car Parking Garage To Go Up on Landmark Tower Site

Posted by Fort Worthology on 22 July 2015 - 10:27 AM

That's ugly as all get-out.  I guess Bob Simpson took all of XTO's taste with him when he left.

 

It's also regrettable that the current state of things is "replace 30 story building with parking lot and eventual garage," but then downtown FW already has this uneasy tension between "trying to be a better downtown" and "trying to placate commuters with things that are actively harmful to downtowns" since we can't build even half-decent transit.




#92367 The Water Gardens

Posted by Fort Worthology on 09 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

This looks fantastic to me, and I'd love to see it happen.




#92265 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by Fort Worthology on 02 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

John, that Static post isn't the only word on the subject from the Weekly.  Today, I have a piece examining the issue, calling for strong preservation and form-based zoning as being more important than just putting design & appearance standards in place.  You can read it here:

 

http://www.fwweekly....the-stockyards/




#92014 Coda: Ornette Coleman

Posted by Fort Worthology on 16 June 2015 - 08:49 AM

I'm glad to see Preston's article.  Fort Worth does a pretty terrible job honoring its musical past *and* promoting its musical present.