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#142833 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by Nitixope on Yesterday, 04:49 PM

I had a great time and enjoyed the conversation.

#142793 Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel

Posted by Nitixope on 22 November 2022 - 08:49 PM

My guess is the estimate includes both labor and material for construction as well as OFCI (Owner furnished/contractor installed) material. Theres another phase of the project I posted above for the guest room tower renovation with a March substantial completion date.

Project Description
This project includes the renovation of 403 guestrooms at an existing, fully operational hotel. Renovation will take place at two separate hotel guestroom towers (North and South) on levels 03 thru 12 including renovation of the existing Club Lounge in the South Tower. Renovation is expected to be phased. The first tower will be renovated while the second tower remains operational. Once the first tower is complete, the second tower will then be renovated. Hotel operations will continue throughout the renovation. A separate building permit package will be submitted for the public space renovation which is also expected to take place while the hotel remains operational.
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#142788 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by Nitixope on 22 November 2022 - 03:07 PM

The pizza looks great.  Looks like he going for the "Cup n' Char" pepperoni, so is this Buffalo style or Brooklyn style?  I'm not an expert, Dookhickie probably knows.  It's making me hungry just looking at it.  Since he's selling it by-the-slice, any word on what they're charging per slice and how big are the slices?  That close-up angle is hard to tell.  I would guess somewhere around $5 to $6 a slice if it's a big NY slice, hopefully not highway robbery prices.  I read some strange negative reviews on Google about Tannahill Tavern but seems like they are still working out all the growing pains involved in running a venue.  I think acoustics will always be a challenge in this kind of space as a renovation.





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#142782 Trinity Railway Express

Posted by Nitixope on 21 November 2022 - 07:47 PM

Saturday, December 3, 2022


(By the way, adding [img] and [\img] before and after an image URL when posting on your phone, does result in displaying the image. I hit ENTER ENTER after the [\img] for good measure.)

#142781 FW noise ordinance

Posted by Nitixope on 21 November 2022 - 12:38 PM

I guess they had complaints from Ubi-Dubias far away as Marine Creek according to this video:


#142734 Speaking of Arlington

Posted by Nitixope on 17 November 2022 - 12:34 PM

This is big news for the region.  Globe Life Field get 2024 All Star Game.  Lots of festivity typically surrounding that, hopefully Fort Worth can tap into it:




A buddy said in '95 they went to the Dallas Convention Center for some pregame events and interactions.  It's called All Star Week so more than just a game, you've got the HR derby, all kinds of stuff going on.

#142726 UNTHSC - Master Plan

Posted by Nitixope on 17 November 2022 - 09:10 AM

Note to self, never take photos at UNTHSC.



#142718 The W. T. Waggoner Bldg

Posted by Nitixope on 16 November 2022 - 01:50 PM

Maybe we should have a thread called "Crimes Against Architecture"


Law and Order: SBU

"In the criminal justice system, architecturally based offenses are considered especially heinous.  In Fort Worth, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Buildings Unit. These are their stories."

#142716 Tower 55 / Railroads East of DTFW

Posted by Nitixope on 16 November 2022 - 01:41 PM

Goodbye old friend:



#142702 At-grade railroad crossings: closures, risks, and policy

Posted by Nitixope on 16 November 2022 - 08:52 AM

Here's some information from the city website, I can't remember if someone already posted this but is relevant info to the topic:




Railroad Safety Program

Fort Worth has more railroad grade crossings per capita than any other large city in Texas. Because of significant historical railroad developments dating back to the first railroad, the Texas & Pacific in 1876, today there are 193 grade crossings in the city. With the high amount of train activity and high number of grade crossings in Fort Worth, the city is committed to improving railroad crossing safety and developing new quiet zones.
Railroad Projects
The city has over 60 crossing improvement projects underway. These projects involve railroad signal crossing upgrades in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), crossing surface projects, quiet zone projects, grade separations (bridges or underpasses), and other railroad crossing improvements. For further details, see the chart of CIP/Grant Railroad Projects(PDF, 15KB). City railroad grade crossing projects fall into the following categories:

#142668 Trinity River Vision

Posted by Nitixope on 15 November 2022 - 09:20 AM

Completion date pushed to 2032



Might as well be 2092  for all its worth, my brain doesn't even register that far out.

#142647 New building for Museum of Science and History

Posted by Nitixope on 14 November 2022 - 01:39 PM

Fort Worth Forward had more details on the Omni Renovation to a "Digital Dome" as well as an interview with Orlando Carvalho - President FWMS&H
  • The city passed a resolution / grant for museum funding last week.
  • 18-month renovation, starting at begining of next year, set to open June / July 2024

#142644 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by Nitixope on 14 November 2022 - 12:59 PM

Walloons opening on Magnolia.  It's another seafood restaurant: “Southern food with coastal spirit”




Location Address:
701 W Magnolia Street
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Start Date:
Completion Date:


https://www.dallasne... Provender Hall.



#142620 Speaking of Arlington

Posted by Nitixope on 11 November 2022 - 02:28 PM

I saw this last week and forgot to post it.  It looks as if the Drury Plaza construction could resume soon.




I drove by and there appears to be a construction office compound and dirt being turned once again onsite.  If I think of it, I'll try and grab a couple photos next time.

#142605 New development proposed on Camp Bowie at Gingerman location?

Posted by Nitixope on 10 November 2022 - 12:51 PM

Wow, that's really taking shape.  It's been a few weeks since I last drove past here.  Thanks for posting.