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Old Posted Oct 27, 2006, 4:16 AM
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Hi all, first post here - downtown Fort Worth resident.

John R. got a lot of great Fort Worth Deco in his post earlier, but here's another - the old Kress five & dime store building here in downtown Fort Worth. Its ground floor now houses the Fox & Hound Pub, and the upper floors have just reopened as loft apartments:






The Kress building in context with some of its neighbors. Foreground - the Ashton Hotel, background - the Sinclair Building, previously mentioned in this thread.


Design over a service door.
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Atomic! Welcome to the forum! It is great to have another Fort Worthian posting over here. I guess I had just forgotten the Kress Building in my earlier post. Your pictures are wonderful.
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Thumbs up A taste of Detroit art deco

Fisher Bldg. Newcenter district


Old Michigan Bell Bldg. ? Newcenter district.


The Kean Apartments: E. Jefferson Ave. between The Gold Coast and Indian Village.




I didn't even have to pick one from downtown.
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What is the difference between Art Deco and Contemporary Art Deco?
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Does anyone know of architects who currently design traditional art deco mid to high rises? If so, can you provide a link to their websites? Also, is anyone aware of any NEW mid to high rise buildings being built in the traditional art deco style?
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Any Art Deco high-rises constructed today simply fall under the all-inclusive "Postmodern" label.
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Are you familiar with any specific architects designing art deco under that label? Or of any particular developments? Thanks.
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Thumbs up Fisher Bldg. Detroit




Oh crap, looks like I've already posted on this thread once.
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Any Art Deco high-rises constructed today simply fall under the all-inclusive "Postmodern" label.
Would this qualify ? What's your opinion ?
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You're a bit confused. All of the pics you posted, with the exception of the Tribune building, are classic examples of beaux-arts, but they are decidedly not deco.

The Merchandise Mart is a good, if conservative, example. Anyone have pics from nighttime?
I was about to reply and say pretty much the same thing.
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This building does give me a sense of what an art deco building of newer construction might look like, but I'm interested in developing an almost replica like building from the art deco period. Ideally, it would look as if it were built during the art deco period. I wonder if I should be looking for an architect that specializes in historic architecture, specifically the art deco period, but I wouldn't have a clue where to begin my search. Thoughts? Thanks.
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The Hulman Building was Dayton's tallest between 1931 and 1966:





About a block away, the Telephone Building was built maybe around 1929...set off by this nice little plaza....



...and reflected by the Federal Building

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In nearby Middletown, Ohio..this baby Art Deco high rise (more the stripped version of Deco)
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Battle Creek Tower in Battle Creek, Michigan:



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I rather like that Battle Creek Tower. Funny to think it looks to be as tall as the one in Dayton I posted!
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I rather like that Battle Creek Tower. Funny to think it looks to be as tall as the one in Dayton I posted!
It's a little thing we call scale. I kid, I kid, but when you have nothing few else in a skyline, you can make anything look tall in these type of skylines.

I'd post photos of Battle Creek's tallest, the Heritage Tower, which looks very similar to this one, but I can't find any photos of it.
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USSGahagan: Nashville's proposed Signature Tower certainly reminds me of some of the old Deco 'scrapers, albeit with something of a modern twist. 'bout as close as you'll get to old-school Deco these days, methinks.

Locally, Melbourne's Mitchell House is a good example of Deco in Australia.
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How 'bout some Art Deco from the Southwest. The Bassett Tower in El Paso



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