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#120393 Amount of FW skyscrapers by decade and use

Posted by DrkLts on 07 August 2019 - 09:34 PM

I don't understand why some people are surprised that some of us members are fascinated about tall skyscrapers, especially when we talk about wanting to see a few more go up in Fort Worth someday. I mean, this is basically an ARCHITECTURAL forum right? So it's not so crazy that a few of us like tall buildings or is it just me? Architecture isn't limited to a certain style or size is it? :blink: 

#117570 The Water Gardens

Posted by DrkLts on 09 March 2019 - 05:51 PM

Cool to see the Water Gardens cameo, but that song... meh!

#116688 Dickies Arena

Posted by DrkLts on 05 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

So this is mainly a rodeo arena? Then why is this arena being over hyped as multi purpose? Most people that I know that have heard about this place think it's 2 or 3 times bigger than what it is until I tell them it only seats 14,000 and then they looked confused. My best friend was already thinking this was a chance to get a pro team. Hated to bust his bubble. Also, I can agree, it does NOT have to be NBA sized big, but seating capacity for a city of almost 900K people only having 14,000 seats??? George Strait had to schedule a 2nd show just to accommodate the demand. Metallica back in '97 did the same thing at the TCCC to which I attended. They haven't been back to Ft Worth since. Anyone else see the problem here? Top performing artists will probably still try to book their shows at AA arena to the bigger audiences. They can $ell more seats.

#90026 Dream Vision/Celebrate Fort Worth June 1st

Posted by DrkLts on 12 February 2015 - 01:32 PM

Wait, they want to build a replica of NY's TIMES SQUARE? Forget the mountain and the rest of the park and just build the Times Square replica in downtown FW!!! :laugh:

#77765 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by DrkLts on 13 June 2013 - 05:50 PM

So what's so cowboy/western about FW besides the "Cowtown" nickname and the few blocks of the Stock Yards and its history? I just don't see it as magnified as everyone says it is. Some nighboorhoods look like the movie "Boyz in Da Hood" with cars and trucks with ridiculously huge chrome wheels and dudes with thier pants hanging below thier boxers. Go to shoping areas, and you see modern day strip shops and starbucks. Go to the cultural area and see museums looking like art pieces themselves. On a daily basis, I see people wear casual clothes, cars blasting rap or rock, even mexican tejano. Speaking of which, southside and hemphill area look like spanish town to me. Where all the saloons, cowboys/cowgirls, horses and cows, and such besides the FW stock yards?

Oh and this small town laid-back feel everyone likes to emphasise. What small town do you know of where you get stuck in traffic for 30-45min for a typical 15min drive? (I guess that's laid back when traffic barely moves) lol!

#77036 Fort Worth not "hip" enough?

Posted by DrkLts on 11 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

Well being home to NASCAR and FW STOCKYARDS, kinda creates a bubba image. LOL just sayin'  :P

#1697 Cowtown USA???

Posted by DrkLts on 08 May 2004 - 06:08 PM



Ok, let me stop talking in "character" and get to my point...
Does everyone really like our city's nickname? I'm looking for some feedback on this. If ya like it, I'm cool with that, but I personally think its way outdated.
Also, it seems, it gives the impression everyone here speaks the way I just did in my welcoming intro. lol
What I mean is, this is Texas, the whole country already has us stereotyped as cowboyland. That means everyone driving pickup trucks, living on ranches, riding our horses, and two-steppin' at every dancefloor. Ok, it comes with the territory by living in TX, but do we need to brand this city as COWTOWN forever?

Ok, so some might say the title might give us a unique personality. Really? If Fort Worth was in California or Florida I might agree but here in TX... pick a city, any city or town and the nickname can apply. Anywhere in the Lone Star State you'll see some proud western heritage, not just limited to FW.

Look at it this way, next time you're strolling thru the mall or eating out in a nice resturant around town and you see someone in a 10gallon cowboy hat, wearing his shiniest boots, and wearing his starched wranglers proudly, ask yourself..."Does this urban cowboy look a tad out of place in this modern city or is he just making a stop before he heads out to BillyBobs? lol" If you agree with that, then "Cowtown" is outdated.

By the way, can we all agree on FuNkYtOwN? :swg: