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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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UPDATE: Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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UPDATE: Wilkie, longtime head of Sid Richardson Foundation, dies at 91

Valleau Wilkie Jr., who headed the Sid W. Richardson Foundation from 1973 to 2011, died Tuesday in Sunapee, N.H., at 91.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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Tilley Bridge honored

Photo credit is Rosales + Partners

Fort Worth’s Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge has been honored by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas with the Eminent Conceptor, the statewide organization’s highest honor for engineering excellence.
The award was presented at ACEC Texas' annual Engineering Excellence Awards gala April 12 in Austin. The bridge received a Gold Medal in the Structural Systems category; the Eminent Conceptor was awarded to the top project overall. The bridge has also received a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies.
The bridge, which spans the Trinity River in Trinity Park, was designed by Fort Worth-based Freese and Nichols, Inc. in collaboration with Rosales + Partners, Boston, and Schlaich Bergermann and Partner, New York. It was recognized by ACEC Texas for its innovative design, its enhancement of Fort Worth's parks and trails system, and its sustainability considerations.
The Tilley Bridge is the first arch-supported stress ribbon bridge in the United States; its 10-inch concrete deck is supported by steel plate “ribbons” draped over a central steel arch, eliminating the need for girders, trusses or columns in the river. This elegant design incorporates an extremely thin profile with high structural efficiency, allowing the bridge to withstand a 500-year flood. Even in severe flooding, this bridge will not increase flood levels more than one inch.
Learn more about the bridge at www.freese.com/our-work/phyllis-j-tilley-memorial-pedestrian-bridge. Read about all the award winners in ACEC Texas' publication, Engineering Texas Futures, at www.acectx.org/documents/2013ACECTexasExcellenceInEngineering.pdf.
 

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