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Old Mar 6, 2007, 8:56 AM   #1
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This structure sits above the second level of a 40-story glass "skyscraper" (Texas-style) in downtown Fort Worth. I can't figure out it's purpose.

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Old Mar 6, 2007, 8:58 AM   #2
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Here's the full view. The structure I'm referring to is atop that lower section in the front right-hand corner. It looks like there are identical structures in the other 3 corners.

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Old Mar 6, 2007, 9:15 AM   #3
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I suspect it is a modern-day "gazebo" (sp?). The wires are for vines to cover. It looks like a plaza around the building is at this level, so one could walk to these gazebo structures to hang out for a while in the shade. (once the vines have grown)

Can you not gain access to this plaza level and see what's there?
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Old Mar 6, 2007, 11:29 AM   #4
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I'm not sure that Gazebo is the correct term. A Gazebo is a covered shelter commonly found in parks. They are usually hexagonal or octagonal in shape with steps leading up on one or more sides, a wooden deck and a shingled roof. They are used as bandstands or as picnic shelters.

I agree that the structure shown here is a framework for supporting flowering vines. It might be called an arbor.

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Very nice Walter! Is this some kind of outdoor break area maybe?

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I actually think the same - an alcove or arbor of some kind with structures to support vine to grow.

The thing to the left of it might be a colonnade then - also grown over with vine in some months.
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