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View Poll Results: Do you wish San Antonio had a bigger skyline?
No,its just fine now. 22 26.19%
Yes,tall sleek skyscrapers like Houston,LA,Dallas,etc. 40 47.62%
No,but maybe a little more newer low rises. 14 16.67%
San Antonio has a skyline?!?! 12 14.29%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 84. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-20-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Strictly your opinion.....like it or not. Not even sure what "muscle" means in a city's skyline.

A lot of those "muscled" skyline cities are in serious economic shambles right now....and most likely trying to fill up those hollow shells.
Brash? really? If this is brash, then someone is thin skinned.

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Old 11-20-2009, 11:26 PM
 
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Everytime somebody opens a thread like this one
you should point them straight to this thread

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Old 01-27-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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San Antonio does not need or deserve a big skyscraper. Anything taller or bigger than it has currently would only steal away the little charm that San Antonio is known for. :-)
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Old 01-28-2012, 05:30 AM
 
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I don't care too much about the height of the buildings more about the look of them. And I hate the skyline. Not the building sizes or lack of noticeable buildings in the skyline for a city and metro area our size but I hate the color scheme of the skyline.

I hate the "khaki" color look of the skyline. I wish there were more steel and glass. The limestone heavy skyline is not aesthetically appealing in my opinion.

I look at the Vancouver model of skyline. No real skyscrapers or buildings that standout but instead a dense, dense, dense, array of mid rises and high rises. That is what I would like the downtown skyline to look like in the future.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:18 AM
 
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Definitely SA needs a skyline, even Austin and OKC is beginning to leave SA in the dust
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: South Texas
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Definitely SA needs a skyline, even Austin and OKC is beginning to leave SA in the dust
Beginning? LOL
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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Visiting Downtown Austin and seeing the condo boom highrise and major hotels coming downtown has just put San Antonio to shame. Even if the anti skyscraper crowd must admit all the flats and low rise boom is making housing downtown. I know SA has a few going up around the Pearl but that is it. You would think that a city of 1.4 million and growing could be doing something
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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I don't know if we need sykscrapers, but we could use more design-based building and a lot more public art. If I see another sand-colored midrise go up, I'll scream. For a city that's so gung-ho on a colorful minority culture, we sure don't translate that into the colors surrounding us.

The new art lighting piece at City Hall is nice. I also really enjoy the LEDs lighting the new University Health Hospital building near UTSA downtown. Great changing of color and it's incredibly saturated on the building. Looks great.

Something tells me that we'll never see taller buildings in the downtown area thanks to a city council who are dead set on nothing being taller than the Tower of Americas.



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Old 12-10-2012, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Well, don't you think putting a sleek glass tower up in San Antonio would be a sore thumb? I mean, given that most of SA's buildings are adobe/earthy colored.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:30 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well, don't you think putting a sleek glass tower up in San Antonio would be a sore thumb? I mean, given that most of SA's buildings are adobe/earthy colored.
All of San Antonio's new office construction has been on the loops. Right now they only have ONE building (26 story hotel apt building on Soledad) in the planning for the DT area.

A sleek glass skyscraper will not go up in DT because of the HDRC.
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