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Old 05-20-2014, 07:12 PM
Location: Austin
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San Antonio is the 7th largest city in America! #7 That being said it also has an observation tower like Seattle, Toronto, Vegas, Paris and Shanghai. (and there may be more cities with towers) My point is all these other cities have interesting skylines. Unlike San Antonio with it's dated skyline. I love the riverwalk. I love the Alamo. But these attributes of the city aren't going anywhere. And it's ok to modernize the skyline and implode those 1960's block buildings of the downtown. The Spurs, the universities, the culture of Mexican Americans, all these things make San Antonio unique. So build 5 new buildings that define the modern progression of San Antonio and still help bridge the city with it's history. The reason 5 buildings are important because the 5 buildings could make a "star" at the points of downtown that would bridge everything together.
I love skylines. And every great skyline has usually one or two building that stand out against others in the world. I think San Antonio needs to build theirs. The have limestone for foundation so skys the limit. With the Lone Star Rail eventually connecting San Antonio's downtown with Austin's downtown, city planners should be looking at the glass condo skyrises that should be going up in downtown to those that are going to be connected to the action. In 5 years San Antonio could have a completely different skyline if they choose to build it.
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Old 05-20-2014, 08:27 PM
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Bobby, Why must San Antonio be like everyplace else? It seems to be doing just fine to me as it is. Why be a copy when you can be an original.
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Old 05-20-2014, 10:32 PM
Location: Friendswood, TX
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Plus, they're not going to build a skyscraper just because the skyline looks dead. No developer will committ to building a skyscraper or any building for that matter if there is no demand for it. Obviously there is no demand for it downtown right now. They're not going to build a skyscraper when they know it will just sit empty.
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