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Old 04-08-2010, 06:12 PM
RGJ
 
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Love the Spanish skyline?
But needs to be higher?
Forget it! SA does not want it. We like our "Small Town" feel.

Organized streets?
SA does not want it. The natives know how to navigate SA.
It keeps the transplants confused and confined to the Stone Oak area.
Hense, all the major congestion out there now.

Weather?
We are supposed to control that too!!??
Geezzz!!! Go back north where the freezing, snowing and clogged streets suit what your looking for.

SA's expansion is another "bubble". Just give it time.
The "Natives" will survive. We have been there already.
As a native, I say there's no need to be rude. His comments were really not that bad. Mostly misunderstood. San Antonio streets for the most part and except for the far north, tend to follow rivers and streams. That's the way a lot of cities were originally built way back. Unlike the newer cities with straight north/south/east/west streets. And most cities that have high skylines don't have the vast amount of land and sprawl we enjoy so there's really no need for skyscrapers here. The weather? When it gets too hot, go to one of the above mentioned rivers or streams.

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Old 04-08-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX, USA
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As a native, I say there's no need to be rude. His comments were really not that bad. Mostly misunderstood.
True! What's the saying: Different strokes for different folks. What one person may find appealing another finds revolting.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:33 PM
 
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That is what makes SA so different.
We don't want to be like Dallas or Houston with all the glass skyskrapers and concrete high-rise buildings. We like our highest buildings being the Tower of the America's and the Tower Life Building. That is what keeps us unique and the "small town" feel. I/we like diving and walking downtown SA without being completly shaded out by high-rise buildings. We don't want to be the next "Chicago", "Detroit" or compared to Dallas or Houston. So "transplant" or anyone who wants to change the "face/feel" of SA to many locals is very opposed. I would say it is an assault on SA by "outsiders/transplants" to make SA what they moved away from. We like the more "laid-back" attitude of life and business. Not the "gotta have it yesterday" attitude that seems to prevail the business world now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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That is what makes SA so different.
We don't want to be like Dallas or Houston with all the glass skyskrapers and concrete high-rise buildings. We like our highest buildings being the Tower of the America's and the Tower Life Building. That is what keeps us unique and the "small town" feel. I/we like diving and walking downtown SA without being completly shaded out by high-rise buildings. We don't want to be the next "Chicago", "Detroit" or compared to Dallas or Houston. So "transplant" or anyone who wants to change the "face/feel" of SA to many locals is very opposed. I would say it is an assault on SA by "outsiders/transplants" to make SA what they moved away from. We like the more "laid-back" attitude of life and business. Not the "gotta have it yesterday" attitude that seems to prevail the business world now.
Wow man, like seriously calm down. I'm sorry if what I said offended you, but at the same time I'm not going to apologize for speaking my mind. The thread says things you love/hate about SA and I did exactly that. I don't understand why my opinion even holds significance to you? You realize it's just my opinion, right? Not a big deal.

And I don't want it to be like Houston, that's why I said I like the style of it's buildings, if I wanted it to be like Houston, then I'd say I want glass buildings in SA. I like the cityscape SA has right now, and I just thought that if the downtown had bigger and higher buildings made with the same style that it could be an iconic skyline for the country, I haven't seen a city with traditional style skyline of that size before.... that's all.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Wow man, like seriously calm down. I'm sorry if what I said offended you, but at the same time I'm not going to apologize for speaking my mind. The thread says things you love/hate about SA and I did exactly that. I don't understand why my opinion even holds significance to you? You realize it's just my opinion, right? Not a big deal.

And I don't want it to be like Houston, that's why I said I like the style of it's buildings, if I wanted it to be like Houston, then I'd say I want glass buildings in SA. I like the cityscape SA has right now, and I just thought that if the downtown had bigger and higher buildings made with the same style that it could be an iconic skyline for the country, I haven't seen a city with traditional style skyline of that size before.... that's all.
Don't take such offence. Your not offending me. Just stating what I think the general opinion of a San Antonian
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Smalltown, USA
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Pfffffffffftttt......I get the door held open for me at least a dozen times a day
That's because your a hottie!!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Love the Spanish skyline?
But needs to be higher?
Forget it! SA does not want it. We like our "Small Town" feel.

Organized streets?
SA does not want it. The natives know how to navigate SA.
It keeps the transplants confused and confined to the Stone Oak area.
Hense, all the major congestion out there now.

Weather?
We are supposed to control that too!!??
Geezzz!!! Go back north where the freezing, snowing and clogged streets suit what your looking for.

SA's expansion is another "bubble". Just give it time.
The "Natives" will survive. We have been there already.
Drunk posting at 5 in the evening? Man you get an early start!
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:54 PM
RGJ
 
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That's because your a hottie!!
What's the first thing men look at when they open the door for a woman and then follow them in? I'll never tell
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:57 PM
 
Location: SA/Pipe Creek
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What's the first thing men look at when they open the door for a woman and then follow them in? I'll never tell
You mean when they walk behind them?

Hey don't y'all think everyone is being a little overly defensive on this thread? If C-D isn't here to have a fun time and enjoy each other's company and share all the stuff about the area, then why are we here?
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Old 04-08-2010, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Hey don't y'all think everyone is being a little overly defensive on this thread? If C-D isn't here to have a fun time and enjoy each other's company and share all the stuff about the area, then why are we here?
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