Sundance Square - Downtown
Sundance Square in Downtown Fort Worth is a success story few cities can boast. Glittering skyscrapers form a ring around Sundance Square, Fort Worth’s heralded shopping and entertainment district that is now restored to its original Victorian beauty, filled with restaurants, theaters, shops, museums and galleries, and hotels and residences.
This 35-block area is also site of the $67 million Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall, which opened in May 1998. Called the “last great performance hall built in the 20th century,” it is the permanent home for the city’s professional symphony, opera and ballet companies, as well as the prestigious Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and productions of Casa Mañana Theatre.
It is noted as one of the world’s top 10 opera houses by Travel + Leisure magazine, one of only three named in the United States. Also located in Sundance Square is the Sid Richardson Museum, a museum that showcases 39 paintings and bronzes by Western greats Frederic Remington and Charles Russell.
Sundance Square has emerged as a national model of urban revitalization. By day it is a dynamic business district and by night a broad array of entertainment options abound. With movie and live theaters, music clubs, a host of restaurants and cafes, hotels and retail development in a state of continual growth, the streets bustle with activity.
The Fort Worth Water Gardens and the Fort Worth Convention Center, which recently received a $75 million expansion, occupy what was once Hell’s Half Acre, a brothel- and saloon-packed district where cowhands had their last bit of fun before heading out on the Chisholm Trail. Fort Worth and its renewed convention center now attract professional meetings and tradeshows from around the world and host thousands of convention-related visitors annually. Fort Worth’s new convention center headquarter hotel, the Omni Fort Worth Hotel features 614 rooms and 68,000 square feet of meeting space and adjacent to the Fort Worth Convention Center. The Omni Fort Worth Hotel has joined more than 2,000 additional hotel rooms in downtown and 12,000 plus rooms citywide.
On the horizon in downtown is an ambitious $400 million+ Trinity River V a lively waterfront area to include a town lake and a host of recreational ision project that will bring a complete transformation to the city’s river. The plan calls foractivities, as well as business, retail and residential development.
About the Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of the 17th- largest city in the United States. The organization is dedicated to promoting Fort Worth as a premier business and leisure destination, with thriving centers of culture and commerce. For more information, visit www.fortworth.com.
Fort Worth Sundance Square
Posted On June 17, 2010