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September 2019- Fort Worth

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C ommissioned as the headquarters of Sinclair Oil Company in 1930 during Texas' early- 20th-century oil boom, the 17-story Sinclair Building has served as a beacon of enterprise and progress in the Sundance Square district. Newly reimagined as The Sinclair, a Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel, the iconic downtown building has undergone a painstaking four-year restoration by Merriman Anderson Architects, retaining the original Art Deco style and historic architectural elements. ForrestPerkins oversaw the interior design of the hotel and the rooftop bar, while Dash Design handled the lobby bar and restaurant, The Wicked Butcher. But this is more than a stylish nod to the past. As the first building in the world to have a lithium ion battery pack for emergency power, as opposed to a diesel generator, The Sinclair is years before its time. Consider it the Tesla of hotels. Luxurious high-tech amenities such as touchscreen mirrors, LG 8K wallpaper televisions, and Kohler digital showers transport us to the now. The Sinclair, 512 Main St., Lisa Collins Shaddock OBSESSIONS. DECORATION. SALIENT FACTS. 32 A fter 34 months of construction, with 6,300 people working around the clock, the game-changing 750,000-square-foot Dickies Arena opens its doors this fall. Here, the scoop on all you need to know about the glorious new event — and rodeo — destination. Name to Know: David M. Schwarz (the man behind Sundance Square Plaza and Bass Hall) designed the arena. Hats Off to Texas: Look for western architectural details throughout — terrazzo floors with lasso and star designs, metal railings with motifs of Texas grasses, wheat, and flowers. Don't Miss Design: Seek out the sleek European-style heap-cut stairwell at the southeast entrance. Visual Stimuli: Artwork on the north façade by Evergreene Architectural Arts echoes the original design of Will Rogers Memorial Center and details a visual history of Fort Worth past and present. Get in Line: The 215 rodeo boxes are all spoken for, but the best way to get on the wait list is to purchase club seating. Bottoms Up: Your rodeo beverages gets an upgrade via a new alcohol distributor that will elevate sip options. Nosh Note: Texas Health Resources will offer a fresh healthy-food-option concession stand. (Don't worry, the corndogs are safe.) Screen Time: The arena has the second-largest continuous display video board in the U.S. King George: The November 22 George Strait concert sold out in less than 10 minutes. Save these Dates: November 8: Twenty One Pilots; November 14: The Black Keys; November 22 – 23: George Strait; December 6: TCU vs USC men's basketball; December 8: Texas vs. Texas A&M men's basketball; January 17 – February 8, 2020: Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo; January 11: Grand Entry Gala; February 29: Jewel Charity Ball. For information and full calendar of events, Regan Landreth T he entry site is open for the 2019 PaperCity Design Awards, with Dallas Design District and Dunhill Partners, which recognizes outstanding interior design; interior architecture; retail, restaurant, and gallery design; landscape design; historical preservation; and furniture, product, and textile design, along with other categories. The PaperCity Design Awards is open to all Dallas/Fort Worth-area interior designers, architects, landscape designers, and product and textile designers, regardless of professional affiliation, who are encouraged to enter projects across 17 categories. The awards NEED-TO-KNOW BASIS: DICKIES ARENA SEE YOU AT THE SINCLAIR TIME TO ENTER THE PAPERCITY DESIGN AWARDS ceremony to announce the winning entries is Wednesday, October 9, at The Joule hotel, with master of ceremonies Martyn Lawrence Bullard. Winning projects will be featured in the January 2020 Dallas PaperCity Decoration + Art issue, circulation 60,000. Judges are David Kleinberg, Thomas Pheasant, architect/designer Lee Ledbetter and Corey Damen Jenkins, with additional judges to be announced. Deadline to enter is Monday, September 16. To enter, go to Inquiries, email David Kleinberg Martyn Lawrence Bullard Corey Damen Jenkins Thomas Pheasant Lee Ledbetter The Sinclair Dickies Arena

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