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December 26th, 2005, 02:55 PM
A few shots taken Christmas Day from dusk to nightfall.
December 26th, 2005, 05:25 PM
nice. i love ft. worth.
December 27th, 2005, 12:30 AM
I like the building in the second picture. And what is that in the last picture? A museum? Looks really nice.
December 27th, 2005, 03:18 AM
The second and third pictures (and the last picture) are from the new Radio Shack HQ campus.
December 27th, 2005, 03:56 AM
^^I like your avatar, the Nasher is a really neat place.
Fort Worth is a really fun city. I especially like the Pier1 building. In fact there is a lot of cool architecture in Fort Worth.
December 27th, 2005, 04:38 AM
'Never been there.......have been to Dallas though.
Again, great photos.
December 27th, 2005, 04:42 AM
What IS this?
December 27th, 2005, 05:13 AM
It is "Store One", the flagship RadioShack store in downtown Fort Worth. As TexasStar said, the 2nd, 3rd, and last shots are all from the new RadioShack campus in downtown.
These pictures are definitely of professional quality.
December 27th, 2005, 06:12 AM
awesome pictues of FW!
December 27th, 2005, 07:17 AM
Great stuff. That Bank One remodeled residential tower (obviously I don't know its name) looks great!
December 27th, 2005, 01:56 PM
Was just in Ft Worth a few days ago, having been there a couple other times over the years. I was glad to see the skyscraper remodeled & in a new use, & I was pleased to see new residential buildings that blended rather well with the urban environment. But I didn't care much for the new Radio Shack headquarters. Also, though not in downtown - I was completely disgusted at a new shopping center just to the west of downtown that built on a hill surrounding a 1990 architectual masterpiece, a church built in a F L Wright style. Of course the church is still there, but the development completely destroys the beauty & significance of the church.
JUst getting that out of my system. Otherwise, I've always liked Ft Worth & of course Angelo's BBQ.
December 27th, 2005, 04:09 PM
I was completely disgusted at a new shopping center just to the west of downtown that built on a hill surrounding a 1990 architectual masterpiece, a church built in a F L Wright style. Of course the church is still there, but the development completely destroys the beauty & significance of the church.
The church you're referring to is the Leonard Chapel and it was designed by architect Fay Jones. Mr. Jones was a longtime professor at the University of Arkansas and apprenticed under Wright at Taliesin. Fay Jones is most famous for designing Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, AR.
I agree with you, though. The shopping center on the hill at Hulen and I-30 is nice and the chapel is a work of art. But, having the two next to each other does take away from the chapel and it's architecture.
December 27th, 2005, 04:32 PM
^ Thanks for reminding me what the church was. I can honestly say I was heartbroken once I realized that indeed the shopping center was built AFTER the church was built, which I initially didn't realize. My wife had years before worked at an architect's office in downtown Ft Worth & was also upset, she recalled that her coworkers would regularly drive by to view the church.
What it reminds me, is that it isn't good enough to preserve & protect our architectual & historical artifacts, but to preserve them in as much of the contextual environment they were built in. I'm not saying the church group should have NEVER sold any land, but they easily could have restricted a surrounding acre wide parcel around the church. Otherwise, I think they had might as well tear this beautiful church down, because the shopping center is much too distracting to appreciate it.
Just imagine directly to the left & near where the photograph is taken - are parking lots & chain retail stores. Now think of Fallingwater mobile home park.
December 27th, 2005, 04:56 PM
Yeah, perhaps had they just built the Central Market, it would've been okay. But, the Borders, Men's Wearhouse, Starbucks, etc, etc, etc are just too much.
December 29th, 2005, 01:00 AM
Not my kind of town!
December 29th, 2005, 01:07 AM
Not my kind of town!
You can't just say that without explaining yourself, can you? If you're going to tell someone you don't like their city, you could at least explain. Constructive criticism.
December 29th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Great Pix of FW, my buddy just moved there like 2 weeks ago. :okay:
December 29th, 2005, 06:40 AM
Not my kind of town!
December 29th, 2005, 08:02 PM
We'll never get these city flamers... we get them too... all the damn time in the OKC development thread.
I've already seen these pics on another forum, but I'll say it again, FANTASTICO!