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Old 04-27-2015, 07:40 PM
 
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maybe it will take down all those in favor of the carnival atmosphere down by the Alamo with it.
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Old 04-27-2015, 08:37 PM
 
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Half the sidewalks in san antonio - esp downtown and older areas - are sinking and in danger of collapse. So what? It's annoying, but the city is working on it. We're getting new sidewalks in Southtown. Hooray!
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Old 04-27-2015, 10:57 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I heard the sound bite today as well and yes, please Lord let the Ripleys Zombie be the first to go. Not really wishing him any "undead" harm, I'd just want the courtyard where the battle actually occurred back darn it!
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Old 04-28-2015, 05:07 AM
 
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Half the sidewalks in san antonio - esp downtown and older areas - are sinking and in danger of collapse. So what? It's annoying, but the city is working on it. We're getting new sidewalks in Southtown. Hooray!
Do you realize that the downtown area has a lot of underground? It would be a massive project to try to fix it. More than just "new sidewalks."
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Old 04-28-2015, 02:15 PM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Channel 4 needs to do something to get people to visit their poorly designed web site.
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:21 AM
 
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Default Oh yes,

There are sorts of things buried under the streets of downtown an Antonio. Fiber optic ,Saws water lines, sanitary sewer, storm drains , telephone wires, tunnels (?) , steam pipes, electric wiring, gas lines, security alarm wiring, much of this stuff I am sure is dated, obsolete and even not in use. I have serious doubts about this impending collapse story. I do not believe it at all.
For me however, many of the streets are ridiculously narrow in the downtown area for a city with the population of San Antonio- Not that I would like any of it changed.
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Do you realize that the downtown area has a lot of underground? It would be a massive project to try to fix it. More than just "new sidewalks."
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:58 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Narrow streets are a common hallmark of old cities, built back when folks rode horses.

You think San Antonio has narrow streets? Visit Boston - they have to have fire trucks specially constructed to navigate them!
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Old 04-30-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Default New Orleans,

I have seen its' narrow streets.
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Narrow streets are a common hallmark of old cities, built back when folks rode horses.

You think San Antonio has narrow streets? Visit Boston - they have to have fire trucks specially constructed to navigate them!
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Old 04-30-2015, 10:04 PM
 
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is it sweeps season right now?

nothing more than a gotcha story.
Feb-May-Nov is "sweeps" time...so be prepared
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...,d.b2w&cad=rjt
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Old 05-09-2015, 09:04 AM
 
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Default If,

If. There are some ancient , old, large, aged Natural gas pipelines still in use in the ground downtown,here,
-this is possible- these could rupture and cause a major gas leak. The Cast Iron pipe manufactured back in that day 1850-1960's, was very primitive compared to today's ductile pipe which is rust resistant and is also coated with resin inside and out to prevent rust. This new pipe has an estimated life span of 100 years, not the old stuff which has been buried in some cases since 1831.
Chicago , Detroit, New York, Baltimore, even cities in the south, Montgomery, have old cast Iron gas pipelines, underground, and still in use, in their downtown districts to supply gas to city business and residents. These rusted pipelines can and do explode from time to time. Dangerous. These lines urgently need replacement,( they know) though I do not know where San Antonio sits with respect to how aged our gas transmission lines are underneath Downtown San Antonio. We are an old city ,that I do know.
Perhaps San Antonio also still has the old cast iron natural gas pipelines in the downtown underground infrastructure. We had gas lighting before we had anything other type of lighting. Gas lamps were the first in use for public lighting in downtown, Old San Antone. However on the other hand our growth rate has been very slow, slow, and so, maybe these was replaced as the city grew at a slower rate and not at a boom rate.
We have grown slowly since the 1800's until the 1970's then we, the population, took off--perhaps the old iron gas pipelines have been replaced when there was time and when rapid growth did not force unsafe infrastructure construction because of under the pressures of a burgeoning population shortcuts are made. It not, if there are still some- it is possible- there might just be a big -POW! - someday. Downtown.
I hope not.
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