The Cultural District is located west of the West Seventh District and Downtown, and is home to many Fort Worth museums, such as the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Kimbell Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, and National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, among others. The Cultural district is also home to Will Rogers Memorial Center, which hosts the annual Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
Downtown Fort Worth is the central business district of Fort Worth, Texas, United States. Most of Fort Worth’s tallest buildings and skyscrapers are located downtown. Sundance Square began as an effort by Ed Bass to revitalize downtown Fort Worth in the 1980s. At the time, downtown Fort Worth was in decline due to suburbanization. There were many empty gaps between existing skyscrapers and historic buildings that resulted in a pedestrian-unfriendly atmosphere. During a trip to Washington, D.C., Ed Bass was fascinated with multiple buildings designed by architect David M. Schwarz. As a result, Ed Bass hired David Schwarz to design multiple traditional-style buildings for downtown Fort Worth.
Sundance Square Plaza is a 55,000 square foot plaza spanning two city blocks within Sundance Square. The plaza features four large Teflon umbrellas, a permanent stage built into the Westbrook building, jetted fountains that illuminate at night, various other fountains, and a pavilion that can be rented. Sundance Square Plaza is bookended by two office buildings: The Westbrook and The Commerce.