By Will Soutter
Sundance Square, the 35-block venture in the heart of downtown Fort Worth, made public its plans for the much awaited new plaza spread over 55,000 sq. ft., which is to be the highlight of the residential, entertainment, business and retail neighbourhood.
The Sundance Square plaza, the highlight of Fort Worth region, will be abutted by two new structures that are currently being built, The Westbrook on the west and The Commerce on the east. To the north of the plaza which is alongside 3rd street will be framed by the notable Jett Building and a contemporary multi-purpose pavilion. The pavilion, a multi-story building, will stretch over 2000 sq. ft. and will frame the plaza at the north. There will be seating facilities outside with picturesque views of water ways.The south of the plaza will be adorned by a double alleyway of trees. The entire premises extend to approximately 1 ac.
At the west end of the plaza in front of The Westbrook, there will be a multi-use stage. This will be a two-level platform measuring 18x20 ft, with the lower level being spacious enough for big troupes to perform. The stage can be extended further with the movable platforms or could be adjusted for a big movie screen. It will be further adorned by permanent lighting and audiovisual fixtures. A sculptured entranceway with four huge operable umbrellas will extend over 6400 sq. ft. on the east of the plaza. During the day, the umbrellas will provide protection from the weather and offer a capacious outdoor canopy for people and during the night they will present a colourful space, enhanced by LED lighting. These fittings that are manufactured in Germany will be the first of this style of architectural embellishments in the United States.