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Old 02-12-2007, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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You know the last one is someone's land right? If it wasn't, homes would be on it.

 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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I never tried to compare any city with one another.

He said SA has undeveloped land between developed land. I said so does Dallas. He said no and I showed him other wise.

None of those aeriels are of the Trinity river. Nice try,
You need to stop. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that SA's development is not as consistent as Dallas development. It's like you can't even take the slightest criticism about SA without getting all bent out of shape.

And no, development up the Tollway near Frisco is not as developed, but I tell ya, the businesses, office buildings, and retail (just opened an Ikea, more to follow) is more than what's going on up I-10 West.

And that's FRISCO, not Dallas.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:18 PM
 
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What San Antonio could have looked like if it positioned itself differently:













What if San Antonio looked like this? San Diego isn't particularly cosmopolitan but it still looks better than SA. What's sad, is that both cities have similar populations, SD has some military presense, and both have Mexican history.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Even Charlotte:

Avenue
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Trademark
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Skyline....
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Backside of Trademark. You can really see how ugly that wall around the parking deck is. Beside that is a wonderful parking lot.
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The many parking lots of 3rd ward.... Some of these will be covered up by the new Baseball Stadium that is proposed and some other projects that have not yet been announced.
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The Plaza & Atrium at Two Wachovia
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The old Chic-Fil-A
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The location of the new AfroAmerican Cultural Center
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View towards the Wachovia Project
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The Power Building
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A ton of people walking down Trade Street
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....and no people walking down Trade Street
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Epicenter
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210 Trade. You can start to see the difference in the building footprint between the two buildings now.
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Cheerleaders at the Arena. Pufftown or something or another. I put it into my phone for it to be conveniently lost. :|
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Old 02-12-2007, 06:52 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Correct me if I am wrong --- but isnt this what makes San Antonio so special? We do not need glass buildings to attract tourists --- why do we have to look like every other city. I love the beige and antique rustic atmosphere of Downtown San Antonio. I love the culture and the history that has been preserved, where else it it like this on that level. Why are yall trying to make this city something it is not?

Who would want to go visit san antonio if it looked like everywhere else? San Antonio (Not Dallas, Austin or Houston) is the most visited city in Texas.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:54 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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You know the last one is someone's land right? If it wasn't, homes would be on it.
Yes, I know the actual family that owns the land and the reason the family has yet to sell.

I was showing you undeveloped land.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Correct me if I am wrong --- but isnt this what makes San Antonio so special? We do not need glass buildings to attract tourists --- why do we have to look like every other city. I love the beige and antique rustic atmosphere of Downtown San Antonio. I love the culture and the history that has been preserved, where else it it like this on that level. Why are yall trying to make this city something it is not?

Who would want to go visit san antonio if it looked like everywhere else? San Antonio (Not Dallas, Austin or Houston) is the most visited city in Texas.
Outside of Downtown, San Antonio looks like everywhere else. Just like most other American cities.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 06:59 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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[quote=UTSASTUD;361854]You need to stop. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that SA's development is not as consistent as Dallas development. It's like you can't even take the slightest criticism about SA without getting all bent out of shape.

Kid, I've stated over and over again that comparing SA to Dallas is foolish, I've told you directly. Dallas is a more mature city, is much much larger.

You are the one who keeps on needing to compare SA to Dallas in every regard.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 07:00 PM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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Originally Posted by UTSASTUD View Post
What San Antonio could have looked like if it positioned itself differently:













What if San Antonio looked like this? San Diego isn't particularly cosmopolitan but it still looks better than SA. What's sad, is that both cities have similar populations, SD has some military presense, and both have Mexican history.
It has a bigger more glassier skyline. Gosh, now I have no reason to live here.
 
Old 02-12-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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Defensiveness is not an attractive quality, especially when it's about something as inanimate as the perception of a city. San Antonio seems content, in the immediate term, to grow as a middle-class area with tourism, medical and military emphasis. It's not chasing the urban vibe of other places, even those that are comparable in size and stature. And comparisons with Dallas contribute to the sense that Texans' perspective tends to stop at the state line.
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