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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 12-10-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Far NW San Antonio
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I agree that the skyline is okay, its the color scheme, its blah. Theres not alot of glass buildings or different colors. I moved here from Ft. Irwin, Ca. EVERYTHING is brown and beige thanks to a general back in 92 who wanted even the stop signs the same sand color, and that is what I am reminded of everytime I go downtow. We just need some color
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:43 PM
 
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Definitely, SA is behind the times. You would think more low rise flats and condos would be built around the north east side of Fort Sam around the Fred RD/ Art Deco area and more in Southton area. I think East Commerce from St Paul to close to old Frederick AC bldg (included a tribute to Joan Crawford) could you use flats as well
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:12 PM
 
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Definitely, SA is behind the times. You would think more low rise flats and condos would be built around the north east side of Fort Sam around the Fred RD/ Art Deco area and more in Southton area. I think East Commerce from St Paul to close to old Frederick AC bldg (included a tribute to Joan Crawford) could you use flats as well
Many mid-rise loft projects are being built in Southtown (sp). Steel House, 1919 (S. Flores), Cevallos Lofts, St Benedicts and the upcoming Lone Star Brewery project, as well as the ongoing transformation of Blue Star and BigTex. Lots happening in this neighborhood, but nothing so tall that it would change the SA skyline good, bad or indifferent. At most, we're talking 5-8 floors.

While I love the Deco District, it never really took off the way they wanted it to. I hope that changes someday, as the deco design treatments they gave to the area are fantastic. Would love to see some of that cohesive theming (for lack of a better term) in Southtown. Hopefully with the recent city approval of permanent 'Southtown' signage at the beginning of the hood (Durango/S Alamo), it will lead to greater things down the road. Would love to see loads of public art all along S Alamo.



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Old 12-11-2012, 12:45 AM
 
Location: I live south of San Antonio in a place called Atascosa.
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I would like to see a rainbow from 281N and 410 to 35S and SW Military
Have you seen her all in gold
Like the Kings in days of old?
She Shoots colors all around
Like a sunset going down..Don't you just love the Stones..fifty years!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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When I first drove into San Antonio at night from I37 N, I was blown away by the view. I think it's perfect!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:22 PM
 
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When I first drove into San Antonio at night from I37 N, I was blown away by the view. I think it's perfect!
It still is awesome to drive past it at night.

Also love coming in from out-of-town and seeing the Tower, just the Tower.

And you knew it was not so much longer till you were home.

Another building visible from that far away would be a change.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:12 PM
 
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Definite need more hi rises downtown
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Far NW San Antonio
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I too wished they did more with the deco district, the only thing you notice is the heb
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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I'm sure when the demand for living DT cements and your city council starts to loosen up SA will begin to see high rise construction. If not, so what? You guys are not alone. Ft. Worth is another city where people are complaining (at least in the forums) about the lack of high rise construction.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:49 PM
 
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The mayor has done a lot to attract more businesses and residents to downtown S.A. It's just a matter of time when we will see some residential high rises pop up.

And if it doesn't happen within the next five years, so what! S.A. is still a great city!!
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