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Old Posted Nov 13, 2021, 5:57 AM
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Fort Worth - Cultural District

Fort Worth's Cultural District is an area of the city that is only about 1/2 mile West of Downtown Fort Worth, across the Clear Fork of the Trinity River. The area closest to the west bank of the river has been recently named West 7th due to a notable concentration of higher density developments, and it acts as the gateway to the district from downtown; I will include it in this thread as part of the cultural district. The cultural district is named for the many museums and livestock show facilities that are grouped together, as well as a few theaters and botanic attractions as well. It is closely surrounded by Trinity River parkland on the Southeast and rather unremarkable single family neighborhoods to the immediate North and West that I did not photograph. I will post the thread in a series of segments, beginning with the West 7th developments and traveling West to a small concentrated area of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. From there, the tour turns South to the cluster of museums, and then to the livestock show facilities, and finally the botanic attractions.

West 7th Street Bridge:
This spans the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, with Downtown Fort Worth in the distance. The bridge is the more memorable of the two bridges to the district from downtown.

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Left Bank:
This concentrated area of development of several blocks is on the West bank of the river.

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Trinity River Adjacent:
A few other residential developments lie along the Eastern boundary of the district, including the 3-tower senior living complex called The Stayton at Museum Way:

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Montgomery Plaza:
This historic 1928 Montgomery Ward department store and catalog building was renovated to be a mixed-use retail and condominium complex, and is located on West 7th Street.

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Home 2 Suites:

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Crockett Row:
This mixed-use development along a three-block street is the liveliest area of the district.

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Museum Place:
This two-building complex continues the West 7th Street corridor beyond the very large complex intersection with several other streets.

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The Marq on West 7th:

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University of North Texas Health Science Center:
Several buildings clustered just North of the museums create an informal campus.

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Old Posted Nov 13, 2021, 6:29 AM
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I'm really impressed. I had no idea. Good looking architecture and density. It's like a recent San Antonio thread where I didn't know there had been so much new development.

Thanks for a great photo thread.
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Wow, what a sterile looking area. Montgomery Plaza looks cool, but the rest looks about as generic and souless as it gets.
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in my brief DFW stint i lived in the building shown in #30; spent a lot of time in the LA fitness in #25 also. no pics of the museums?
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Wow, what a sterile looking area. Montgomery Plaza looks cool, but the rest looks about as generic and souless as it gets.
took the words out of my mouth.
I appreciate the Montgomery Ward rehab

Thanks for the photos. always appreciate areas I've never seen before.
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Nice shots! Where I spend most of my time.
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that's a weird type of urbanity, with so many new apt buildings and presumably many more people, yet it's so sterile and car focused.

i do like ft worth and this area a lot though.
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in my brief DFW stint i lived in the building shown in #30; spent a lot of time in the LA fitness in #25 also. no pics of the museums?
Museum photos are coming soon!
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Casa Manana:
This live theater is located in a 1958 building with a 2003 addition and is near the other attractions to be featured in this thread that give the district its name.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth:
Tadao Ando designed this impressive showcase that opened in 2002.

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that's a weird type of urbanity, with so many new apt buildings and presumably many more people, yet it's so sterile and car focused.

i do like ft worth and this area a lot though.
To be fair to the district as a whole, my photo subject and editing style is mostly focused on the shiny and new. There are some older non-descript commercial buildings in the mix as well as lower density single family houses that I did not focus on.
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To be fair to the district as a whole, my photo subject and editing style is mostly focused on the shiny and new. There are some older non-descript commercial buildings in the mix as well as lower density single family houses that I did not focus on.
having re-viewed the photos (great modern art museum btw) I've come to the conclusion that the reason the area looks sterile is the total lack of people pictured.
If the photos showed people on patios and a little hustle and bustle it would come across as different.

your photography is solid though, geomorph
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Nice photos but....for a population of almost 1 million...Boise or Spokane have better downtowns. Or, in my area - Bellevue looks to be better. That's a sad state of affairs
None of the photos in this thread are of Downtown Fort Worth.

Here's DT FW:

https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7526...7i16384!8i8192

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Fo...!4d-97.3307658

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Kimbell Art Museum:
The second facility in the cluster of art museums is composed of two buildings named after their architects: the Louis I. Kahn Building from 1972 and the Renzo Piano Pavilion from 2013.

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Some very cool interiors of these museums! I also like the large water features outside of them.
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Amon Carter Museum of American Art:
Philip Johnson designed the original building that opened in 1961, as well as the expansion in 2001.

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