North Texas

Fort Worth Moving Forward With ‘Hollywood Sign' of Lone Star State

Fort Worth is looking for a way to stand out, and an almost half-million dollar art project could be the solution.

"[It's] a public art project that also functions as a 'welcome to Fort Worth' gateway monument," explained Fort Worth public art manager Anne Allen.

Some are calling it the "Hollywood Sign" of the Lone Star State.

"There will be a steel letters that spell out 'Fort Worth,' and those will line up at a certain point when you are driving by," Allen said.

The monument was planned for Interstate 30, but a few roadblocks caused the construction to be moved to Highway 121 between Beach and Maxine streets.

"Everyone coming into Fort Worth from D/FW Airport will drive by this monument," Allen said. "I've seen the highway statistics, and there's currently more traffic along that Highway 121 corridor."

About $265,000 of the project is covered in a grant, and the rest comes from Fort Worth's public art budget.

"The total project budget would be about $470,000," Allen said.

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