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#1 Austin55

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Posted 15 June 2022 - 01:11 PM

Renderings have been unveiled of the proposed National Juneteenth Museum. The Star-T has more

 

Per the article, the lead architect is BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and the North Texas-based architect of record, African American-owned firm KAI Enterprises,

 

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 08:10 AM

Quite a project!  The building design has flair, kinda reminds me of Casa Manana.



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Posted 20 June 2022 - 02:06 PM

The museum and Opal Lee have seen a lot of significant press.

 

CBS 
New York Times

The Architects Newspaper
Today
Forbes

USA Today
 



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Posted 23 June 2022 - 07:22 AM

Criticism of the architects is bubbling up, starting with their use of the Austin skyline in renderings.

https://twitter.com/...067437995499522
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Fort Worth is getting a national museum celebrating Juneteenth, but there's drama Architecture critic Mark Lamster asks if star architect Bjarke Ingels is right for the job.

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 08:55 AM

Is a "response to the vernacular residential architecture of Fort Worth?"  Can someone explain this to me please?

 

I was thinking it had Scandinavian elements centered around a Googie architectural style with these inspirations:

 

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It sort of has that "unfolded paper airplane" feel to it:

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 03:21 PM

I think that's a little bit of a ticky tack oversimplification.  The execution of their renderings notwithstanding, I like the design.  



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 08:55 AM

Oversimplification is actual a perfect word to use here.  Why is it important that the design ties into Fort Worth residential architecture vernacular?  Shouldn't this design reach beyond Fort Worth and have a broader vision for Juneteenth?....plus the interior just feels too Scandinavian.  I don't hate the design, I'm just having trouble connecting the dots here. 

I keep going back to this "heavy timber" and protruding porch comment below.  Sometimes it feels like big name architects that may be unfamiliar with a city do this Rorschach inkblot test design inspiration thing...here's how I see the design process playing out over in Denmark or wherever European city they office out of:

 

"what's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Fort Worth?"  "Ummm...heavy timber, gabled rooftops and protruding porches" (as they are scrolling around on Google earth from their office several thousand miles away.) 

 

Quotes about the design inspiration:

"materials such as heavy timber and also draw on the local architecture of gabled rooftops and protruding porches."

"The museum’s gabled rooflines and porch-like public spaces reference the single-family homes that dominate the Historic Southside."



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Posted 24 June 2022 - 10:33 AM

Criticism of the architects is bubbling up, starting with their use of the Austin skyline in renderings.

https://twitter.com/...067437995499522
https://twitter.com/...078611831033857
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Fort Worth is getting a national museum celebrating Juneteenth, but there's drama Architecture critic Mark Lamster asks if star architect Bjarke Ingels is right for the job.

Yeah I just noticed that too, I didn't focus too much on Downtown initially and as I was looking at it again I saw a tall building under construction and I did a double take and realized it was Austin.  I was going to write a post and then noticed you brought it up too.

 

I am with Nitixope on this one.  The design is cool but it feels out of place for the location and for the purpose.



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Posted 27 June 2022 - 10:10 AM

I'm sure Ms. Opal made her opinions known.

 

I'm just so thankful for her diligence in pushing this forward.



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Posted 28 June 2022 - 08:09 AM

Wonder how it would survive a tornado or two.


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Posted 28 June 2022 - 10:28 AM

Probably about as well as any other building in this area where tornados are relatively rare and serious damage is even more unusual.



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Posted 15 September 2022 - 09:22 PM

Fort Worth Pledges Up to $15 Million for National Juneteenth Museum

https://www.nbcdfw.c...bc_kxas_eml_shr

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Posted 18 December 2022 - 09:02 PM

Tarrant County Commissioners approve $2M construction reimbursement for National Juneteenth Museum:

 

S-T Article: https://www.star-tel...e270077317.html



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Posted 11 January 2023 - 08:54 PM

Original Juneteenth Museum burns down:
https://www.wfaa.com...f8-f48f25260975

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Posted 12 January 2023 - 01:29 PM

Original Juneteenth Museum burns down:
https://www.wfaa.com...f8-f48f25260975
 

Burned down or set on fire?  Let's hope it was the former



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Posted 12 January 2023 - 07:49 PM

 

Original Juneteenth Museum burns down:
https://www.wfaa.com...f8-f48f25260975
 

Burned down or set on fire?  Let's hope it was the former

 

It was a really old building that fell into dilapidation. 

Literally anything could have set that off. 


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Posted 12 January 2023 - 10:01 PM

All exhibits were out of the building awaiting the new home; that's the good news.



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Posted 21 February 2023 - 12:44 PM

Commercial Razing Permits:

 

Project Description:
901 E. Rosedale St
aka 1115 Evans Ave....Demolition of dangerous commercial structure destroyed by fire, miscellaneous debris caused by fire including foundation and flat-work directly associated with building to back of approach or city sidewalk
 
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Demolition commercial structure including foundation and flat-work directly associated with building to back of approach or city sidewalk
 
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Posted 07 October 2023 - 09:12 AM

A nicely done video of the Juneteenth Museum:
https://nationaljuneteenthmuseum.org/
(Scroll down a little)

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 07:40 PM

Nice article by forum member James Russel: https://www.texasobs...worth-opal-lee/



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Posted 03 February 2024 - 10:13 PM

Nice article by forum member James Russel: https://www.texasobs...worth-opal-lee/


The 76104 zip code has the lowest life expectancy rate in Texas?

Does this have anything to do with the fact that theres at least five major hospitals in that zip code? I truly hope UTSW took that into consideration when gathering their data.

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Posted 03 February 2024 - 10:44 PM

The 76104 zip code has the lowest life expectancy rate in Texas?

Does this have anything to do with the fact that theres at least five major hospitals in that zip code? I truly hope UTSW took that into consideration when gathering their data.


The Star-Telegram did a whole investigative series on the disparities in 76104 a few years ago.


This Fort Worth ZIP code has the lowest life expectancy in Texas


No doctors, no grocers, no help. Death comes early in these Fort Worth neighborhoods

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Posted 04 February 2024 - 08:22 PM

How Renaissance House is playing a role in the rebirth of Historic Southside - including efforts to improve life expectancy in the Historic Southside.


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Posted 20 February 2024 - 04:45 PM

Not in the Star-Telegram yet, but the Morning News is reporting on BNSF's $2M donation to the museum. https://www.dallasne...ndraising-goal/

The deal grants BNSF naming rights for part of the museum.

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