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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 7:39 PM
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Fort "Funkytown" Worth

Starting out in the cultural district. We have 6 museums, in this little area. 3 of them focus on art and all have well known architects, the Modern (Tadao Ando, postwar art) The Kimbell (Louis Kahn and Renzo Piano, prewar art) and the Amon Carter (Phillip Johnson, American art)

Mornings at Amon Carter by Micro55, on Flickr

Piano Pavilion by Micro55, on Flickr

Kahn by Micro55, on Flickr

Ando Submerged by Micro55, on Flickr

DSC_0848 by Micro55, on Flickr

Across the way is the Iconic Will Rogers center, which contains a theater, tower and an arena connected together. Built 1936.

Untitled by Micro55, on Flickr

The Botanic Gardens are also in the area, which has many scenic area. My favorite remains the Japanese Gardens area though.

Fort Worth Japanese Garden by Micro55, on Flickr

Fort Worth Japanese Garden by Micro55, on Flickr

Untitled by Micro55, on Flickr

To the North of downtown is another popular tourist destination, the Stockyards. It retains much more of the wild west feeling and is full of bars, steakhouses, entertainment and other retail. Admittedly, I don't spend much time here as it's not really my "thing"

Exchange Ave. by Micro55, on Flickr

Isis by Micro55, on Flickr

Saunders Park by Micro55, on Flickr

To downtown now. Downtown Fort Worth is pretty much defined by Sundance Square, but there is quite a bit more. Sundance is where the majority of the retail and entertainment is.

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

The plaza itself, truly the heart of the city now.
Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Overlooking the plaza is the Burk Burnett building, built 1914.
Burk Burnett by Micro55, on Flickr

A block away is our fraternal twin tower, Paul Rudolph's city center towers.

[IMG]1469296610859-01 by Micro55, on Flickr[/IMG]

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Sundance Alleys by Micro55, on Flickr

Despite appearing dated, not one of these buildings was built before 2002. All were done by David Schwarz who's work is very prominent in Sundance.

Untitled by Micro55, on Flickr

At the northern edge of downtown is a large bluff which the Trinity River runs through. Bing Thom's County College is built into this and overlooks the northside and future Panther Island.

TCC by Micro55, on Flickr

Elsewhere in downtown,

The former T&P rail station, still a train station that runs to Dallas, but now condos on upper floors.

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Next door is the Post Office, recently restored.

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

1921's Neil P, also converted condos.

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Burnett Plaza is Fort Worth's tallest building. Polarizing in design for sure, more dislike it than like it. It's interesting.

Download-2 by Micro55, on Flickr

Terminated Vista by Micro55, on Flickr

Veiw from Burnett's roof

IMG_20141027_210628 by Micro55, on Flickr

The Club. by Micro55, on Flickr

Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Lightning downtown by Micro55, on Flickr

Untitled by Micro55, on Flickr

IMG_20160628_200110 by Micro55, on Flickr

During the arts festival

Main Street Arts fest 2016 by Micro55, on Flickr

Before the 4th
IMG_20160704_204603 by Micro55, on Flickr

during the fireworks

IMG_20160704_231209 by Micro55, on Flickr


And finally for now, an aerial view.

Downtown Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Many more pics on my instagram in my signature, and my twitter page covers all sorts of downtown and urban developments. Thank's for looking!
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 8:01 PM
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Sundance Square Plaza is very nice. Particularly during the Christmas season. Great pictures!
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great photos. so much to love about ft. worth. and you didnt even get into the montgomery plaza redevelopment, the bass performance center facade, the original convention center ufo saucer bldg and the water gardens.

etc., etc.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2016, 10:13 PM
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great photos. so much to love about ft. worth. and you didnt even get into the montgomery plaza redevelopment, the bass performance center facade, the original convention center ufo saucer bldg and the water gardens.

etc., etc.
Yep, I'm certainy missing dozens of landmarks. I've posted several of them before. Some day I'll make a comprehensive phototour of the whole city.
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Great tour, I would never have thought to take this shot, it is masterful!:

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That truly is.

Great tour.
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awesome pics. i've enjoyed living here so far; fort worth has the bones of a big city in its own right even as being the secondary node to dallas.

i work at gmf and i'm heading to burnett monday for the first time, at a floor apparently near the top. definitely going to try to sneak a pic or two.
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Cool photos. We had some good Dallas photo threads on here too. This area of Texas features some good modern buildings, but I think people are starving for friendly things like this too.



That some call "human scale", if that even means anything. It just feels cosy like medieval European districts. Urban planners should think about developing tiny narrow alleys like this again.
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Alleys and courtyards are great.
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Great pics! I didn't get to explore Ft. Worth when I was in Dallas unfortunately but I will definitely be doing so the next time I am there.
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Good photos. I need to get to Fort Worth one of these days.
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Cool photos. We had some good Dallas photo threads on here too. This area of Texas features some good modern buildings, but I think people are starving for friendly things like this too.



That some call "human scale", if that even means anything. It just feels cosy like medieval European districts. Urban planners should think about developing tiny narrow alleys like this again.
yep, there is a place for that. its happening here and there in new construction. in nyc they fixed up extra place for just this type of thing. in cleveland they are talking about developing melbourne-style laneways for the new nucleus development. etc.
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Great thread. Some really great photos.
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Funkytown, Cowtown, Where The West Begins...what ever you wanna call it, Fort Worth is truly an inspiring city where even its big brother Dallas could learn a thing or two about how to create a vibrant urban center & rebuilding along the Trinity River.
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Downtown Fort Worth by Micro55, on Flickr

Many more pics on my instagram in my signature, and my twitter page covers all sorts of downtown and urban developments. Thank's for looking!
Nice, thanks. Is that undeveloped land right behind downtown? Not familiar at all with DFW.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2016, 9:17 PM
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Sundance Square Plaza is very nice. Particularly during the Christmas season. Great pictures!
It's one of the nicest public squares in North America IMO. It does come even more alive at Christmas. It's a fantastic place.

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Great tour, I would never have thought to take this shot, it is masterful!:
Shot with a gopro! It was half submerged, then I used some software to edit out the fisheye affect.

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Great tour.
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awesome pics. i've enjoyed living here so far; fort worth has the bones of a big city in its own right even as being the secondary node to dallas.

i work at gmf and i'm heading to burnett monday for the first time, at a floor apparently near the top. definitely going to try to sneak a pic or two.
Nice to have someone else from the forums who lives in Fort Worth! If you want more in depth FW development disscusion you should join http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com...ex.php?act=idx

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Cool photos. We had some good Dallas photo threads on here too. This area of Texas features some good modern buildings, but I think people are starving for friendly things like this too.



That some call "human scale", if that even means anything. It just feels cosy like medieval European districts. Urban planners should think about developing tiny narrow alleys like this again.
Sundance is pretty nicely designed in a more warm and comfortable setting. There are some great parts to it. I do wish more alleyways looked like this one though, it's pretty much the only one.

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Great pics! I didn't get to explore Ft. Worth when I was in Dallas unfortunately but I will definitely be doing so the next time I am there.
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Alleys and courtyards are great.
They are.

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Good photos. I need to get to Fort Worth one of these days.
It's a pretty nice place IMO.

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yep, there is a place for that. its happening here and there in new construction. in nyc they fixed up extra place for just this type of thing. in cleveland they are talking about developing melbourne-style laneways for the new nucleus development. etc.
It is nice, I hope to see more cities develop these corridors. They are really fun to explore and dine in.

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Great thread. Some really great photos.
Thanks Kevin!

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Funkytown, Cowtown, Where The West Begins...what ever you wanna call it, Fort Worth is truly an inspiring city where even its big brother Dallas could learn a thing or two about how to create a vibrant urban center & rebuilding along the Trinity River.
The Trinity River Vision and Sundance Sqaure have really changed a lot about the mindset about both of those things here. People are really embracing both the core and the river more and more these days.

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Nice, thanks. Is that undeveloped land right behind downtown? Not familiar at all with DFW.
Pretty much, that's looking east towards Dallas, right behind downtown is a mess of train tracks and freeways, which turns into a mess of parks and levee's due to the river, which turns into some dilapidated old neighborhoods.
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Great photos, and some lovely buildings. Thanks!
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Great shots!

I have liked the tour. Fort Worth has much to offer.

Contrate and greetings from Madrid, Spain.
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Fort Worth is a great town, I do miss it. There's something about its size vs density and pace that makes it really comfortable. Great shots!
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Great tour, I would never have thought to take this shot, it is masterful!:

I don't understand what is happening in this shot.
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