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Brian Luenser

Member Since 31 May 2004
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#107531 The Worth Residences (24 floors)

Posted by Brian Luenser on 28 November 2017 - 07:48 AM

I am really excited about this residence tower. I am anxious to walk over to the little sales office they will build to hear the details. I am mostly interested in the pricing and rules. (And dues and parking for sure) 

 

I think the location is great.  A little bit removed from downtown's core (Also: See Henderson Street) but may have the best views in town.  Also, I think there will be a pedestrian bridge at the river linking that area to the West 7th area.  I think that is being built by the new apartments in Left Bank?  




#106484 City Nominating Will Rogers for the National Register of Historic Places

Posted by Brian Luenser on 09 October 2017 - 02:57 PM

I am working to get Pioneer Tower lit every night of the year.  Just crazy that it has to look unloved and abandoned.    Just cannot cost much to at least have the lights at the top burning.  (And if it does? LED.) 




#101060 Sinclair Building Sold

Posted by Brian Luenser on 07 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

Have always been confused by the absence of a drug store in the middle of downtown. (at least for a few decades)  Not that I am not grateful for the Walgreens on Henderson.




#101059 New 2 Story bank @ 7th & Summit

Posted by Brian Luenser on 07 February 2017 - 08:59 PM

The area around this new bank construction is one of my favorite areas of the city.  A great "in between" area with downtown on the East and the West 7th strip to the West.  And agree, it has a particularly nice view of downtown.  I sure used to buy tires and get my inspections at the Goodyear store at that location.  I was really surprised there was a note on the door one Saturday when I came for new tires.  I did think it was a great under utilization of the area.




#94076 Hunter Plaza redevelopment

Posted by Brian Luenser on 17 October 2015 - 05:05 PM

^  Side note: Janna managing the property means it will be a great asset downtown...  she is the only manager Hillside (downtown) has ever had and that property is, and always has been, first class. Tough love.  Works. She is super nice but insists on people following the rules.  




#94073 IKEA is coming to Grand Prairie

Posted by Brian Luenser on 17 October 2015 - 04:43 PM

I am also shocked that IKEA did not pick a location further West.  At LEAST Arlington.  If I were building one? I-30 and Eastchase Pkwy. I absolutely love IKEA.  Everything about it.  High quality for the cheap prices. And I like simple furniture.  If I were Mark Zuckerberg I would still have IKEA furniture.  I even like putting it all together.  My first condo in the Tower was completely furnished with IKEA stuff.  It all fit in the back of my pickup to bring it home and I had a houseful of furniture for like $800.  Still have one piece from that collection.  The rest? The lady that bought my condo bought all the IKEA furniture for the catalog prices. (She did not want to or was not able to put it together herself)




#94072 Gem on Samuels Ave. - The Garvey House

Posted by Brian Luenser on 17 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

I walked past the house last weekend and I was shocked at the deterioration in the last year.  As far as the teens setting fireworks off in it? Shame on our justice system for considering that childish prank.  It was a serious crime.




#81599 City Place Complex

Posted by Brian Luenser on 14 January 2014 - 02:14 PM

When I see mostly window washing it would seem like they are getting close.  Window Washing, day 4.  It looks quite refreshing as the building was just a black hole for years.  (A dark spot in the middle of the city.)




#81443 Where is Brian L?

Posted by Brian Luenser on 29 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

This Fort Worth Forum has been one of the most meaning components of my life.  It is why I live in Downtown Fort Worth.  It is why Fort Worth Magazine list's me as the best photographer in town. It has been critical to me learning about not just the town I love, but in many cases, lessons about people that I failed to learn in my first 50 years. 

 

I have become very active on Facebook over the last few years.  It has been a lot of fun.  But at some point you see enough pictures of cake and dogs to satiate for a while.  The Fort Worth Forum, has been and while likely continue to be my base.  For substance. For the facts of what is going on in the city.  A lot of knowledgeable members.  Mostly slinging accurate information and for the times they aren't corrected soon enough. The biggest difference between Facebook and a Forum as this, is on Facebook you have total control over your posts.  If somebody comes back spewing crap, you simply delete the comment.  There is less ability to get sucker punched in the face by somebody that is only trying to further some personal agenda, benefitting only himself.  Many people, maybe most, have agendas.  Some are to just benefit themselves or a small group like themselves rather than society as a whole.  ie,. I want a $10 a pack tax on cigarettes because I don't smoke.  
I have really seen an evolution to the Forum over my 10 years here.  Good and bad.  The constant for me has always been John Roberts.  Not just more knowledgeable than anybody I know about this town, but a great person.  A man that plays by the rules.  I like that.  Integrity. 

 

I have come to know many great people here. I am still meeting people that know me from the Forum.  Partially because I made a decision many years ago to change my member name to my actual name.  I figured I had nothing to hide and would never say anything that I would not  be proud to own.  I get using a pretend name.  Some times we have an executive of a local company that would like to speak his or her mind.  I get it.  Sometimes it is just a tool for people to spew poop with anonymity.  Sometimes you get into a disagreement with somebody of the later variety.  This has happened to me several times.  Me, using my real name, living in a place known by all, and in a fight with some nameless, faceless, homeless character.  That aspect of a Forum is my least favorite aspect of this type of mass communication.  Real characters vs. imaginary.  Now in reality, this Forum is not setup as a place for fighting.  But sometimes it comes down to that.   But, as in the past, the good players can't just throw in the towel to those that feel like coming for a fight.   But it can wear you down.  That has happened to me from time to time, for sure.  There are a great deal of really high end people as members of this Forum.  For all those people, I thank you.  Starting with Mr. Roberts.  I am not as active on the Forum as I used to be but when I am curious or need the facts it is the fist place I go to.  Guessing I always will as long as it is available.




#80811 Earthquakes in North Texas

Posted by Brian Luenser on 12 November 2013 - 07:00 AM

I was wondering of the people of the Philippines could bring us aid? 




#80593 Project Sundance

Posted by Brian Luenser on 03 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

I would turn down the clock brightness 70%.   I have to use plywood for a lens filter to get a take a shot of it.  I guess we can't be sure it is a simple as dialing back the brightness, but seems like it would be.




#80290 Barney Fife: "No bike riding on the sidewalk!"

Posted by Brian Luenser on 23 October 2013 - 09:40 AM

Riding on the sidewalk is the smartest place to ride.  That's where I ride when I can.  Laws in that regard need to change.   People are too lazy to walk on the sidewalks, let's use them.  Frees the street to get the polluting vehicles where they are going more efficiently. 




#80289 Project Sundance

Posted by Brian Luenser on 23 October 2013 - 09:37 AM

A couple of current shots of the plaza construction.  We are like a week away from done.  I am checking my timelapse equipment daily to make sure I don't have any battery issues or anything.  Would be a shame not to get the very end of my series.  I am not even willing to pull the chip out of my camera to take a look anymore out of fear I will whack the alignment or something.  Yesterday morning I woke up to no WBAP radio.   I cannot get AM in the Tower so I would start my day with WBAP on the FM dial.  But yesterday they to an HD station.  I decided I finally need to get an HD radio receiver and that I would try to be the first customer at the Radio Shack concept store.  Radio Shack has always been a big part of my life, starting with transistors and diodes and now scanners, antennas etc...   I worked at a Radio Shack store in Duncanville a million years ago.  Previous life...

 

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#79968 Project Sundance

Posted by Brian Luenser on 05 October 2013 - 02:39 PM

Prideftw, I could not agree more.  The city experts they consulted with said that people considered those old parking lots in front of the Jett Building mural to be Sundance Square.  It wasn't a city square, it was parking.  They said the city needed a focal point.  A gathering place.  Bingo.  I am thrilled that there will be lots of local music and plays etc... besides bigger ones.  With a built in stage and grounds there would be little planning necessary and events could be so frequent that people would gather just figuring something was going on.   A lot of smart people listening to what people want. (Like clean, secure, public restrooms and shade.)




#79961 Project Sundance

Posted by Brian Luenser on 05 October 2013 - 07:23 AM

A few items from this project.  First: the roof of this small building housing restrooms and things.  It is apparently the most complicated thing in this whole project.  Who could have guessed? Not me.  I have seen more man hours on this tiny roof than anything.  Over a month or two!  I just don't get it. 

 

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And here is that new structure next to the Land Title Building. (Shot just now, as well)  I can only imaging the number of workers for this project. (You don't have hundreds of guys working weekends for cheap.)

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