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Old 06-09-2009, 12:28 AM
 
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I just have to say that metallic and modern skylines are a dime a dozen. I love the historic feeling of a skyline which embraces the local historic. It makes it unique!!
I agree. The tiny brown crumbling buildings we call downtown are so charming.

 
Old 06-09-2009, 04:24 AM
 
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I agree. The tiny brown crumbling buildings we call downtown are so charming.
I agree wholeheartedly. There's a fine line between "charm" and "worn out". San Antonio, and it's downtown respectively, have crossed it long ago.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 05:47 AM
 
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SA Downtown needs a new signature tower
 
Old 06-09-2009, 06:55 AM
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Location: Ohio
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SA Downtown needs a new signature tower
But the Grand Hyatt is barely a year old! Does downtown have to open a new tower every year?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Austin has added 3 'new tallest buildings' in the past 6 years.

I think the city needs to focus on getting offices to locate downtown because all of these suburban complexes are encouraging more and more sprawl. We need to add to downtown because who comes to San Antonio to walk around and marvel at the strip malls...
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:32 AM
 
Location: The "original 36" of SA
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I agree wholeheartedly. There's a fine line between "charm" and "worn out". San Antonio, and it's downtown respectively, have crossed it long ago.
As do the glass towers in Houston built in the 1970's and '80s.

At least the materials on SA's buildings age gracefully and can be brought back to their original beauty relatively easily.

Could SA's downtown use some improvement? Of course! But I think it looks much better than it ever has.

Good design, no matter how old it is, will always look better than gaudy.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 06:32 AM
 
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Our skyline has not have any significant changes since the Tower of America and the Weston Bldg. We need some 60 story towers . SA DT skylne will look like Waco or Beaumont
 
Old 06-10-2009, 06:56 AM
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Location: Ohio
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The large employers doing big projects in SA this decade seem disinclined or not well-suited to locate downtown, so its no wonder that more towers aren't being built there. I'm referring to: Rackspace, Toyota, Tesoro, and Valero, but I'm sure that there are others not on my top-of-the-head list that apply.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 07:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio North
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We have some poster who need to move to Austin so they can look st all those "large" new towers.

Then go to Houston to see some real "large" buildings.

Land in San Antonio is WAY to cheap for corporate towers right now. but we all know this because ima... has started who many threads saying the same thing.
 
Old 06-10-2009, 11:01 AM
 
Location: South Side
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Our skyline has not have any significant changes since the Tower of America and the Weston Bldg. We need some 60 story towers . SA DT skylne will look like Waco or Beaumont
So what goes inside those 60 story towers?
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