Texas Architect Nov/Dec 2001: Public Spaces
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The Fort Worth Modern Art Museum is scheduled to open While the Stockyards north of downtown are still located immediately south of the existing Fort in October 2002; painting by Mark Hoffer, courtesy Fort the heart of the “trail drive” aspect of Fort Worth’s Worth Museum of Science and History, will include Worth Star-Telegram. past, the Will Rogers Coliseum and Auditorium have that museum, which plans a $26 million expansion been expanded over the last decade or so and now of exhibit space designed by Lake/Flato Architects hold claim as site of the ongoing public shows of of San Antonio. That expansion will include 7,000 horses, guns, and other elements of the “Western” square feet of space dedicated to the legacy of lifestyle. Will Rogers Coliseum has long since the Texas cowboy/cowgirl in addition to 7,000 displaced the original 1908 Northside Coliseum as square feet of gallery space for traveling science the site of the annual Rodeo/Stock Show, and due exhibitions and another 10,000 square feet for to its size and qualities as a venue for performance display of recently discovered dinosaur fossils from the Auditorium has hosted artists as un-western as the Fort Worth area. Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, Emerson Lake & The plaza will also contain the new National Palmer, King Crimson, and more recently, Sheryl Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame which is currently Crow and Melissa Etheridge. As with other entities under construction and expected to be completed in the district, there is conversation at the moment in spring of 2002. This $21 million project was proposing a new Coliseum to handle the larger designed by David M. Schwarz Architectural crowds that have become the norm. Services, Inc. of Washington, D.C., with Gideon The newly defined Western Heritage Plaza, 20 t e x a s a r c h i t e c t Toal Architects of Fort Worth and includes 33,000 1 1 / 1 2 2 0 0 1