Fort Worth: Energized for the Future

“A city that is continually improving while staying true to its deep Texas roots.”

This photo-driven book takes readers from the heritage of Fort Worth, “Where the West Begins,” to the modern and contemporary development of our city today. Photos of downtown skyscrapers and the Fort Worth Museum of Science side-by-side show the intriguing blend of historic and contemporary architecture that surrounds us every day. Readers will be shown what was once a frontier outpost is now a modern metropolis with a diverse economy. The conductive business environment has attracted numerous international corporations like American Airlines, Pier 1 Imports and RadioShack, among others. Much of the success has reflected from Fort Worth’s fortress of knowledge: education. Education in Fort Worth ranges from outstanding public and private schools to multiple universities in and around the metroplex. Readers will find a helpful breakdown of the many educational options, especially when it comes to universities. Fort Worth would not be the city it is without its fan base. From the Texas Motor Speedway to the Cowboys Stadium and the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, sports are also part of our modern heritage. Structures such as these show our Texas roots coinciding with urban innovation. The Urban Village Development Program is another contributor to Fort Worth’s success. Launched in 2002, the program is an innovative approach to urban living by creating micro communities, essentially “cities within a city.” Fort Worth: Energized for the Future is an essential for all coffee tables in the metroplex. From our heritage to our future, the best characteristics of Fort Worth are photographed and presented in a fun, reminiscing form.  —Lexi Johnson