Fort Worth Builder Thinks Outside the Box With New Office Project

Almost 10 million square feet of office space is being built in North Texas.But Fort Worth architect Matthijs Melchiors can safely say that the small office park he's starting construction on next week will be something totally different.Melchiors is building his project just south of downtown of old shipping containers.Those metal boxes you see on railcars and cargo ships are being repurposed into creative office space."The idea started about a year ago when we were driving through a neighborhood of Fort Worth poised for new development, but currently under developed," Melchiors said. "We found some property for sale."The 3-story, 15,000-square-foot office project is being constructed with 40 shipping containers on a vacant block just south of downtown Fort Worth. The sturdy steel containers are connected bolted together and windows, doors and stairs are added.Each of the "offices" in the Connex Office Park will be about 160 square feet and will start at $850 a month.  Continue reading...

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