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Old February 9th, 2012, 01:02 AM   #81
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The Fort Worth Convention Centre originally consisted of an indoor arena, an exhibition hall, and a theatre. There is a redevelopment and expansion programme for the Convention Centre. In 2000, the theatre was torn down to make room for Phase 1 (exhibition space and a ballroom above it). Phase 2 was the addition of meeting rooms to the west side. A possible third phase may include demolition of the arena and the east exhibit hall and the addition of more exhibition space and a second ballroom. The only portion remaining when the expansion programme is complete will be the original exhibition hall. If the expansion is complete, will the original exhibit hall's ceiling be raised or will a second floor of exhibition space be added between the two ballrooms?
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Old February 9th, 2012, 08:03 AM   #82
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The Fort Worth Convention Centre originally consisted of an indoor arena, an exhibition hall, and a theatre. There is a redevelopment and expansion programme for the Convention Centre. In 2000, the theatre was torn down to make room for Phase 1 (exhibition space and a ballroom above it). Phase 2 was the addition of meeting rooms to the west side. A possible third phase may include demolition of the arena and the east exhibit hall and the addition of more exhibition space and a second ballroom. The only portion remaining when the expansion programme is complete will be the original exhibition hall. If the expansion is complete, will the original exhibit hall's ceiling be raised or will a second floor of exhibition space be added between the two ballrooms?
The original exibit hall will be torn down to straighten out Commerce Street.... some day. Already know about the demolision and replacement of the arena. God KNOWS that should have been gone a while a go.
It's not even big enough for Arena Football. Even WWE didn't want to come back.

But as for any more expansion, I doubt we see anymore than that.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 11:16 PM   #83
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The original exhibit hall opened in 1968 along with the arena, and the east exhibits hall (which is basically a strip attached to the main hall to the east) was added in 1983 and that is the portion being torn down for the straightening-out of Commerce Street. You want to see proof of this, use aerial imagery. That's what I get for trying to keep my posts short and sweet.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:11 AM   #84
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The original exhibit hall opened in 1968 along with the arena, and the east exhibits hall (which is basically a strip attached to the main hall to the east) was added in 1983 and that is the portion being torn down for the straightening-out of Commerce Street. You want to see proof of this, use aerial imagery. That's what I get for trying to keep my posts short and sweet.
...yeah, I know what you're talking about.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #85
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The Trinity River Central City plan involves building a new bypass channel and the creation of an urban "lake". It looks like the plan will have to be done in phases. As for buildings, the heights are restricted in the project area; minimum restriction is 36 feet, and the maximum is 288 feet. Also, is LaGrave Field going to be preserved and incorporated into the plan, or will it be torn down for new construction?
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Old February 13th, 2012, 06:57 AM   #86
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The Trinity River Central City plan involves building a new bypass channel and the creation of an urban "lake". It looks like the plan will have to be done in phases. As for buildings, the heights are restricted in the project area; minimum restriction is 36 feet, and the maximum is 288 feet. Also, is LaGrave Field going to be preserved and incorporated into the plan, or will it be torn down for new construction?
LaGrave is a major part of the plan, so I doubt it'll be torn down. If anything, it'll be renovated.

This is a phase-type plan since it involves whole neighborhoods. Right now, the bypass channel (and the dams, I believe) are being built right now.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 07:39 AM   #87
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Bringin' Drive-In's back to Trinity Uptown



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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #88
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Groundbreaking for JFK Tribute in Worth Square today.



This is in front of the building where he spent his last night on earth...



"Parking Lot Speach" in front of The Hilton.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 07:26 AM   #89
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Why are they making a JFK tribute memorial in Fort Worth? All the Texas Presidents already got enough memorials so they are thinking outside the box?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #90
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Why are they making a JFK tribute memorial in Fort Worth? All the Texas Presidents already got enough memorials so they are thinking outside the box?
Why not?

Like I said this statue was is outside of the place he spent his last night on earth. There is at least some historical importance to it.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 06:43 PM   #91
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Oncor Building ground floor redevelopment:

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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #92
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More places to live in the Near Southside.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 05:53 AM   #93
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Nice, glad there adding more density for downtown Fort Worth.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 08:28 PM   #95
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Nice, glad there adding more density for downtown Fort Worth.
This project was loooooong overdue. It was planned back in the early 90's. I think even further back than that.

Good to see some dirt movin'....
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Old May 15th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #96
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Going back to the Oncor ground level redevelopment, The Capital Grille opens...



PlainsCapital Bank is also taking up space with just two more spaces open.
http://www.oncorbuilding.com/retail/
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I'm assuming this will be what the 3rd building will look like.



http://fortworthology.com/2012/05/08...are-buildings/
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I'm assuming this will be what the 3rd building will look like.



http://fortworthology.com/2012/05/08...are-buildings/
Well yeah, that's part of it.

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Old May 30th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #99
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New Civil Courthouse (currently being preped for construction)

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