This week, I had a chance to go on the roof of the Blackstone Courtyard by Marriott. It opened in 1929.
The views are pretty nice from just outside the 21st Floor. This level houses mechanical equipment and the roof of the tower of the hotel is only present on three sides. I was on the roof just above the last row of windows on top. The building is actually 23 stories and is 268 feet to the top of the highest finial. It is the city’s 11th tallest building. The weather was cloudy and visibility was not at its best, but I hope all of you enjoy the view. I want to thank the management of the hotel for allowing me access to the roof. There are buildings around the hotel, but they are fairly low rise, and I chose not to shoot looking down. This is not a view you will get if you rent a room.
Finials and HVAC Equipment
The unlimited views from this roof are to the south, west, and north. We will start with looking south at The Convention Center (1968, with additions in 1983, 2002, & 2003)
Looking southwest along 7th Street, featuring the Star-Telegram Building (1930), the Fort Worth Club (1926), the city’s tallest, Burnett Plaza (1983), 500 W. 7th (1961), and the Petroleum Building (1927)
This is the Star-Telegram Building, which was originally constructed for The Fair Department Store in 1930. It is a mix of Art Deco and Gothic styles.
The Fort Worth Club:
Here's the view looking back toward the Blackstone, taken a few years ago from the roof of the Sinclair Building.
The Renaissance Worthington Hotel
Looking north on Main Street at The Tarrant County Courthouse:
City Center Towers:
Finally, the new Sundance Square Plaza, only five days away from opening at that time. Note the lack of pavers actually laid in the plaza on Monday.
For photos of the new Sundance Square Plaza, please go to this thread: