Posts Tagged ‘public’

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TCC gets a tentative OK from the Corps of Engineers for its riverine campus.
Betty Brink
The Tarrant County College District crossed a key threshold this week in the lengthy process of getting permission from the federal government to build its controversial $350 million-and-rising downtown campus – a step th...


Tree Fight Resprouts

The city’s gas well permit practices may come under court scrutiny.
Dan McGraw
When trees along the Trinity River across from Colonial Country Club fell to gas drillers’ saws last month, many who had fought to save the grove intact thought the battle was over.



Eyes on TxDOT

Activist Terri Hall has TxDOT’s dream of toll roads in her sights.
Peter Gorman
It’s looking like a tough year for toll roads in Texas, and no one could be happier about that than Terri Hall, the San Antonio woman whose group is leading the grassroots fight against the controversial pay-to-drive road...


Tango: A Ballroom in Sculpture

Gallery
Gallery Night is an evening to take in all the galleries, but it’s good to concentrate on the ones that won’t be up for long.



Artists at Work

Gallery
The North Richland Hills Recreation Center hosts the city’s second annual show of art made by city employees.


Carter Returns

Big Ticket
Having been shut down all summer due to repairs on the fire suppression system, the Amon Carter Museum holds its grand reopening this weekend.



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.


Byrd’s Eye View of Fort Worth

Gallery
The photography exhibit currently up at Fort Worth Central Public Library doesn’t have the most creative title, but it has an intriguing premise.



On Site

Thanks to a web forum, and one crotchety wonk, the architecture debate that won’t die returns. Aggghhhhh!
Kultur
In response to one of my recent columns, about the aggressive architecting of Big D (“Alarming Heights,” April 11), the forum at John Roberts’ award-winning FortWorthArchitecture.com lit up.


Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
Art
Fact: There are more important examples of Modernist and contemporary public architecture in Fort Worth — three — than in any other Texas city, possibly the entire Southwest: the Amon Carter Museum (Philip Johnson), the Kim...