Posts Tagged ‘building’

Autos for Art’s Sake

DAN MCGRAW
Several weeks ago, the Frisbee players and sun-worshippers and dog-walkers who normally take advantage of the big lawn just west of the Kimbell Art Museum found their routines interrupted by two drilling rigs that, over three o...


Cadillac Cowboys

High atop East Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards, a motley crew of musos is eyeing the Big Time.
JEFF PRINCE
The Cantina Cadillac’s rooftop view is brilliant, although getting up there requires climbing a rickety ladder attached to a wall that’s 35 feet high, with nothing but pavement to break your fall.



Garage Art

The Fort Worth Convention Center’s new parking facility isn’t groundbreaking but still great.
Art
Designer garages are nothing new. At Princeton University, TEN Arquitectos’ Enrique Norten uses an elegant stainless-steel scrim to hide the parked vehicles.


Iron Men

High-steel workers view North Texas’ building boom from a dizzying perch.
Peter Gorman
When the tower crane’s boom came crashing down on him at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s control tower that day in 1972, it sent Rattlesnake Smith flying through the air, the impact hammering him through t...



Charity at the Edge

Metroplex’s problems multiply, but food bank leaders keep trudging.
Jeff Prince
The phone rings, and Opal Lee knows what the call is about even before she answers.


Cowtown’s Coolest Unsung Buildings

There’s more to the Fort than the Kimbell and the County Courthouse.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Maybe it’s the massive brick wall that greets downtowners entering the Stockyards via North Main.



The List

AIAFW gets ready to release its ‘Favorite Building’ survey — you think yours made it? Ours definitely won’t.
Kultur
Maybe even more than movies, architecture seems to be the one thing we’re all experts in. Everyone has an opinion, everyone’s ready to share it (whether we want to hear it or not), and everybody else is wrong.


Rainmakers Workshop and Daniel Bozhkov

Gallery
The Bulgarian-born artist Daniel Bozhkov just completed a rainwater catchment system for UNT’s Environmental Education Building.



Big Shoes to Backfill

Ames Fender’s grandfather had a lot to do with how Fort Worth looks today — the younger might have something to say about that.
Art
Architect Ames Fender’s grandfather is Wyatt C. Hedrick, the man who’s most responsible for the way that much of Fort Worth looks — he designed the T&P Building, the Will Rogers Center, TCU Stadium, the main post off...


Re-Imagineering

SAMUEL HUDSON
Their buildings say it all. Fort Worth’s three art museums — the Kimbell, the Carter, and the Modern — are gifts to the city from the rich and powerful. Each museum is the work of a world-famous architect — Louis Kahn, ...