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#142958 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on Today, 03:34 PM in Commercial

It seems like this project is more residential that it is anything else.  I'm tempted to move it over to the Residential Forum.




#142956 Criminal Courts Bldg. Expansion & Closure of Lamar

Posted by John T Roberts on Today, 01:52 PM in Public & Institutional

There was an elevator study done on the building in 2021 by H.H. Angus.  It was determined at that time the building needed an additional 4 elevators.  The building currently has 6 elevators.  In other words, considering the number of people the building served, 10 elevators would be appropriate. 




#142955 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on Today, 01:40 PM in Commercial

It appears to me that the paseo is approximately where 10th Street was located.  I had to scale the drawings to get its location, so I could be a little off.  As for the utilities that were in the right-of-way, I can't say for sure if they have all been removed, or they are still beneath the block.

 

I agree with you about adding the crossing at Throckmorton and W. 2nd St.  I'm not a traffic engineer, but I think a T intersection is not considered to be mid-block.




#142924 Criminal Courts Bldg. Expansion & Closure of Lamar

Posted by John T Roberts on Yesterday, 08:54 AM in Public & Institutional

I have split this topic off into a separate thread.  If you want to go back to the Tarrant County Jail topic, you may find it here: https://www.fortwort...?showtopic=4900




#142923 Tarrant County Jail

Posted by John T Roberts on Yesterday, 08:52 AM in Public & Institutional

I have split the topic of the elevator core expansion of the Tim Curry Criminal Courts Building and the closure of Lamar Street into a separate thread.  The new thread can be found here on the forum: https://www.fortwort...?showtopic=7414




#142922 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on Yesterday, 08:43 AM in Commercial

This definitely looks like it would fit better in Florida than Fort Worth.  I don't really care for the design on this one, but if we can get more residential buildings in Downtown that are not stick construction, I'm all for it.




#142900 Implosion of the Worth Hotel - Oct. 29, 1972

Posted by John T Roberts on 29 November 2022 - 11:05 AM in Local History

Yes, the hole for the hotel tower to fall into was the location of the theater.  It was the entire rear section of the building and was large enough to take up the space from Taylor Street all the way to the alley next to the Fort Worth Club.




#142898 Implosion of the Worth Hotel - Oct. 29, 1972

Posted by John T Roberts on 29 November 2022 - 09:57 AM in Local History

I will agree that it was a good article, and it was nice to see some of the historic photographs of the implosion.  This goes to show you how much I don't remember from 50 years ago when I was 15 years old:  I do remember that the theater portion of the building was demolished ahead of the hotel, so that the hotel could fall into the part of the site where the theater was located.  What I found out through the Star-Telegram archives, is the theater was actually imploded, as well.  I thought it was demolished by conventional means, but my memory was not serving me well.




#142896 Implosion of the Worth Hotel - Oct. 29, 1972

Posted by John T Roberts on 29 November 2022 - 09:23 AM in Local History

I realize this is behind the Star-Telegram Paywall, but a 50 years and 1 month ago, the Worth Hotel was imploded.  This was the first implosion of a major Downtown building.  Behind the hotel, and demolished earlier, was the Worth Theater, the city's largest. The hotel and theater were demolished to build the Fort Worth Club Tower.  If you can read the article and look at the photographs, please do so.

 

The link to the article is here: https://www.star-tel...e269320007.html




#142894 Fire Station No. 5 and Proposed Hotel

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 November 2022 - 10:53 PM in Commercial

This article from the Star-Telegram is also linked in at least one more thread on the forum.




#142893 Possible Mixed Use Project at S. Main & Vickery

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 November 2022 - 10:51 PM in Residential

It was a good read.




#142879 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 November 2022 - 09:58 AM in Commercial

It will be required to go before the HCLC if there are any changes to the exterior of the building.  If they are only paving parking lots and doing landscaping, then the answer is no.




#142874 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by John T Roberts on 28 November 2022 - 08:51 AM in Commercial

It sounds like you had a nice evening.  I have run into Tim Love a couple of times at the Woodshed.




#142870 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 314 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 November 2022 - 11:25 PM in Residential

I wanted to be out photographing more and riding my bicycle, but with the rainy weather that we had over Thanksgiving, I had to go to the store and do yard work today. That didn't leave me much time for taking pictures.




#142864 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 314 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 November 2022 - 08:31 PM in Residential

The building has the 20th floor partially formed up with some column rebar in place for the 21st floor.  One important development in the construction is that stone is now starting to be installed around the building's entrance.

 

52527680682_bb87f9789b_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-1 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52528622495_f8e320ea62_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-2 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52527680652_6e12ec71d9_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-3 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#142856 Monarch Butterfly

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 09:16 PM in General Photography

I learned something today.  Thanks for the information.




#142854 1200 6th Ave

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 06:56 PM in Commercial

Nitixope, your pictures turned out very nice.




#142851 Monarch Butterfly

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 06:12 PM in General Photography

On the first weekend of November, I noticed a straggler Monarch feeding on my abelia bush next to my front porch.  I thought I would capture a some close-up photographs of it.  These were taken with my cell phone.

 

52525926345_542e70f28a_k.jpgbutterfly1 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52525926330_350993e709_k.jpgbutterfly2 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

 




#142850 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 06:08 PM in Fort Worth & Dallas Urban Photos

My uncompressed RAW files from my cell phone come in right around 24MB uncompressed.  That matches the RAW files from my DSLR.




#142849 1200 6th Ave

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 01:03 PM in Commercial

Landscaping trees need a lot of TLC to survive.  When I have projects that require trees as a part of meeting the landscape requirements by the city, or they are included by the owner's instructions, always lose a few within the first couple of years.  On some projects, they die almost immediately, depending on how much TLC they were given after transplanting.

 

As for the HVAC mini-split units, I have the same questions and concerns.  I guess we will have to wait and see, once the units are occupied.  I'm sure we will hear something if the HVAC can't heat or cool those spaces.




#142848 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 12:57 PM in Announcements

Roverone, you are welcome and I'm glad that I have an opportunity to provide the forum and the website to the city, as a whole.  I will admit that it was nice not to have any pressure to return to work by a certain time. 




#142839 Martha Washington Candy Co. - 1412 W. Magnolia

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 November 2022 - 10:53 PM in Historic Buildings and Preservation

After the forum meeting at Benito's, we walked around a little bit and started looking at the Martha Washington Candy Co. building, located at 1412 W. Magnolia.  It is an interesting building and Hometown By Handlebar has a post about the three big candy companies in Fort Worth.  The last listing is for Martha Washington's Magnolia Ave. location.  The link is to the post is: https://hometownbyha...ar.com/?p=10673




#142836 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 November 2022 - 09:39 PM in Announcements

It was nice to meet you.  I'm looking forward to the Walking Tour, which will be held on December 10th.  Personally, I hope the weather will be a little better than it has been the last few days. 




#142832 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 November 2022 - 03:40 PM in Announcements

It was a very nice forum lunch today.  I enjoyed meeting and visiting with two first time attendees.  I want to thank everyone for coming.




#142831 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 November 2022 - 11:37 AM in Announcements

Im here in the main dining room on the east wall next to the windows. I'm in the northeast corner of the room and I'm wearing a black sweatshirt.