Architecture in Fort Worth

United States Post Office

3101 W. 6th St. - 2008

 

This new Cultural District Post Office Branch was designed by Venturi, Scott Brown, and Associates from Philadelphia.  Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford of Fort Worth is the Architect of Record.  The building is a part of the Museum Place Development and is a replacement  structure for the branch.  The 6,000 S.F. building features a mural facing southward toward the 7th Street/Camp Bowie/Bailey Ave. intersection.  This mural depicts the West Texas sky with thunderstorm rolling in.  The north wall of the Post Office is all glass.  Between the south wall of the building is a small area of green space and located there, are four bent steel columns.  These columns originally supported a billboard on the building site and were bent during the March 2000 Tornado that destroyed many buildings between the Cultural District and Downtown.  The bent columns serve as a reminder of the tornado and as a work of art at the gateway into the Cultural District.