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#101 Jeriat

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Posted 26 August 2022 - 02:56 PM

 

I was expecting the "TCU look" (buff brick, white stone, red roof and some silver here and there), but this looks... out of place. And I'm all for architectural diversity, but this isn't what I think of for the Near Southside.

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My alma mater's primary colleges are all designed in a way to reflect what's generally being taught.

College of Business - resembles a 60s era office building with stock exchange like tickers inside.

- College of Nursing - not only looks like a modern hospital, but in the Houston TMC.
- College of Arts/Science - Has a laboratory vibe to it
- (old) College of Engineering - Entire wall of glass on one side to show the structure 

- College of Architecture - The most elaborate, museum-looking building on campus, inside and out.

- College of Juvi Justice & Psychology - Basically a modern, suburban courthouse


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Posted 28 August 2022 - 09:13 AM

I'm not wowed by it, but I feel they could have done much worse with the TCU look.



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Posted 30 August 2022 - 07:56 AM

Hi all,

 

Doing a story on the building for the FWST. Would love with your permission to include your insights. Please contact me here or at james(dot)journo (at) gmail(dot) com ASAP. Or please confirm or deny I may use your posts here. Thanks!


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#104 Big Frog II

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Posted 30 August 2022 - 10:31 AM

Building looks fine to me.  Same TCU look but more of an office building than a dorm or classroom.  Will be interesting to see what future buildings look like as the medical school grows in size and research.



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Posted 09 September 2022 - 11:38 AM

Hi all,

 

Doing a story on the building for the FWST. Would love with your permission to include your insights. Please contact me here or at james(dot)journo (at) gmail(dot) com ASAP. Or please confirm or deny I may use your posts here. Thanks!

 

James Russell's TCU architectural review posted on homepage of S-T today:

 

https://www.star-tel...e265493146.html



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Posted 16 September 2022 - 10:14 PM

Tower crane base is in place.



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Posted 17 September 2022 - 04:10 PM

Seeing how TCU played Tarleton State in football, there is a tower cranes up on the TSU campus on the CTP.

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Posted 28 September 2022 - 09:09 AM

Tower crane went up yesterday.



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 01:03 PM

They're moving quickly on this one.  You can always tell when a project is fully-funding out-the-gate it seems like they hit the ground running, no looking back.  Seems like just yesterday they did the press release, broke ground and here we go! 



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 01:45 PM

About 5 months from press release to dirt turning.



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 02:44 PM

TCU does not mess around once a decision is made. It is the exact opposite of most groups in FW on developmental projects. 



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 03:04 PM

Educational development and speculative (residential or retail) development are 2 different animals.  The medical school already has a tenant and most likely funding is in place so you can proceed at a quicker pace.  Financing and construction timelines for speculative development is more volatile and based a lot of other factors (like the state of the economy, material costs, retail trends, supply chain, etc.) and all those things are constantly evolving and much harder to predict.



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Posted 28 September 2022 - 07:23 PM

Tower crane went up yesterday.

 

And it is lit up in TCU purple when it is dark outside.  Hard to miss on the drive in to work this morning.



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Posted 29 September 2022 - 07:53 AM

Here's some more details on the project from the core and shell building permit:

 

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 

CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Total Job Value - This Permit Only: $59,896,000

Total Square Footage: 95,000

Estimated Cost - Structure Only: $37,366,000

Occupant Load: 634



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Posted 01 October 2022 - 12:55 PM

Tower crane went up yesterday.

 

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Posted 01 October 2022 - 05:49 PM

I wonder if that's one of the cranes from The Tradition. Same colors, no contractor signage though.



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Posted 20 October 2022 - 02:58 PM

Here's a recent drive by of TCU Medical.  I was heading over to JPS that day. 

 

(Sad/funny story that day...I was on my way over to pick-up an elderly relative from the hospital to drive her home but realized she forgot her oxygen concentrator when the ambulance took her to the hospital and knowing that she would not make it an hour+ home, the folks at the hospital wouldn't let me borrow/buy/rent/put a deposit on a metal O2 tank for 2 hours.  I've had medical supply companies drop those small tanks off by the dozen, they're not that expensive to replace but they wouldn't budge on entrusting me with one.  I said screw it and ended up just going to get it but first got them something to eat since they hadn't eaten all day, dropped it off at the hospital, drove an hour+ to her house to get the portable machine, drove back to JPS an hour, got her and drove her back to her house another hour, got her situated and then drove all the back to Fort Worth getting in by around midnight. When I started this photo was taken I think around 5:30 in the evening.)

 

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Posted 26 October 2022 - 09:31 AM

Well good for you that you got a good photo and completed a good deed for your relative.



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Posted 13 November 2022 - 12:38 PM

Going up!
 

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Posted 13 November 2022 - 03:43 PM

They are going to have a nice view of downtown when finished!

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Posted 22 November 2022 - 10:29 PM

A few additional renderings from here: https://www.taylor-p...d-in-fort-worth

 

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Posted 22 November 2022 - 10:48 PM

It looks nice, but honestly, I would have liked to see it about 3 or 4 times as big. Article states it is 95,000SQFT. This is just phase I of __, right?

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 12:03 AM

It looks nice, but honestly, I would have liked to see it about 3 or 4 times as big. Article states it is 95,000SQFT. This is just phase I of __, right?

i believe phase 3 and 4 buildings were announced to be double the size of the first 2 but we'll see if that is truly the case.  We all know how things get proposed taller and constructed shorter



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Posted 23 November 2022 - 04:21 PM

It looks nice, but honestly, I would have liked to see it about 3 or 4 times as big. Article states it is 95,000SQFT. This is just phase I of __, right?


The initial concept rendering showed 4 buildingstwo on the south (Rosedale-facing) and two on the north side of the TCU-owned land. Id presume at least one in the back would be or include a parking structure though.

Keep in mind the Medical School only enrolls 60 students per class (240 total). Future facilities are possible and one day probable, but more likely if/when they expand enrollment in the future OR if/when the research enterprise expands OR if/when other graduate medical programs are added.

I have heard rumor that theyve burned so much cash on the MD program startup that its creating some real budget pressure. The UNTHSC divorce forced this construction probably sooner than expected/planned. So I wouldnt be surprised if future buildings are indeed down the road.

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Posted 23 November 2022 - 05:17 PM

Is it safe to assume this building will mostly be classrooms (Im sorry, lecture halls), faculty offices and labs with most of the real hands-on action taking place at partnership hospitals? How many years of med school before you are allowed to interact with actual patients? Does Fort Worth have any real teaching hospitals like UTSW?

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Posted 26 November 2022 - 09:08 AM

I don't make it over here very often, but you can see the TCU tower crane way back here by TWU:

 

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Structure taking shape:

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Posted 28 November 2022 - 03:45 PM

Project Description:
TCU School of Medicine Interior Finish Out
 

https://accela.fortw...ShowInspection=

 

CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

Total Job Value - This Permit Only: $59,896,000

Total Square Footage: 95,000

Estimated Cost - Structure Only: $37,366,000

 

Occupancy Classification: B
Construction Type: IIB
Square Footage: 87,050
Occupant Load: 580
Use Description: higher education school
 
Occupancy Classification: A-3
Construction Type: IIB
Square Footage: 7,950
Occupant Load: 530
Use Description: multipurpose






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