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Old Posted Jul 26, 2007, 11:00 PM
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Fort Worth, TX - The Ruins - 26 stories, residential | PRO



This is a development in the planning stages for downtown Fort Worth - a 26 story condo tower looking over the Trinity River. To be built near the Pier 1 building.

It's certainly...unique. No idea yet how definite the plans are, but it's being worked on by a local architect who has done a lot of smaller urban infill stuff, most of which is quite attractive.

Supposed to be available by Winter 2009.
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2007, 11:06 PM
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eww. thats weird
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2007, 11:17 PM
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Just skip the whole "glass top" ruin thing and it will be good.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 26, 2007, 11:23 PM
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The building already looks ruined, so it won't look damaged when a tornado passes through it. Good thinking.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2007, 11:40 AM
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Hmm. That rendering is fairly vague, so we'll have to see. I'm not sure it's Fort worth's style, though. I like the height, 26 floors. Not sure about the design, though. Kind of strange.
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2007, 1:50 PM
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It is unique and does hold potential. Buthow many cities would want a building that looks like this? How many people would buy units in a place called "The Ruins"? I think this building is more the type of thing we would see and expect in Las Vegas, Dubai, or any host of Chinese cities.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2007, 2:14 PM
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It began life as a much smaller building a couple of blocks away before morphing into a tower:

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Fascinating.

But it almost looks like someone's idea of a practical joke on SSP forumers to me.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 27, 2007, 2:31 PM
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The Ruins, heh. Nice to see the architect drawing inspiration from Detroit's high-rise stock.
     
     
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I like the smaller rendering
     
     
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That is a badass building.
     
     
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