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sirkingwilliam Mar 29, 2007 5:54 AM

San Antonio Riverwalk Extention Renderings.
 
For those who may or may not know, the San Antonio Riverwalk is going through a 13 mile extention. 4 miles to the north and 9 miles to the south. This project will completely change downtown as well as the sheer quality of life for San Antonians.

Here are some renderings of said extention.


Museum Reach (north downtown)

http://www.supportyoursariver.com/Turning%20Basin.jpg

http://www.supportyoursariver.com/urban%20escapes.jpg

http://www.supportyoursariver.com/museum%20portion.jpg

http://www.supportyoursariver.com/pe...%20bridges.jpg

http://www.sanantonioriver.org/image...oklyn_lock.jpg

http://www.sanantonioriver.org/image...ning_basin.jpg

http://www.sanantonioriver.org/image...ian_bridge.jpg


Historic Mission Reach (south of downtown)

http://www.supportyoursariver.com/tr...ly%20areas.jpg

http://www.sanantonioriver.org/image...Confluence.jpg

http://www.sanantonioriver.org/image...Espada-Dam.jpg

Double L Mar 29, 2007 6:03 AM

That's nice. It's amazing just how much of the riverwalk they've continually kept as highly redeveloped. Even all the way down to the south loop of 410! We will do these redevelopments first and then the commerce can come later.

sakyle04 Mar 29, 2007 2:14 PM

The Museum portion rendering is very exciting. That kind of density would be incredible... :tup:

Complex01 Mar 29, 2007 2:25 PM

:previous:

I was looking at the pics and i thought the same thing...

:cool:

texboy Mar 29, 2007 2:57 PM

River north is SCREAMING for highrises....Its a joke that a city of SA's size has a relatively short skyline.

GoldenBoot Mar 29, 2007 3:30 PM

I respect your opinion, TexBoy, however, I strongly disagree with your comment regarding San Antonio’s skyline. I definitely wouldn’t call it a “joke” – a “disappointment” maybe, but not a “joke.”

The heights of a city’s downtown structures are not, nor have they ever been, directly related to its population (and visa versa)…

Don’t get me wrong - I love tall structures and would like to see more in SA!

JACKinBeantown Mar 29, 2007 6:20 PM

I think SA has a downtown development attitude that I used to hate, but as I grow older and have seen more cities and the effects of certian kinds of projects and growth (good and bad), I think controlled growth is probably a good thing and just maybe San Antonio is doing it right.

sarocks14 Mar 30, 2007 12:46 AM

This is great, and I love the skyline in that one picture ;) ;) ;)

sananto Mar 30, 2007 2:55 AM

Here is a link that I found that gives a history, with pictures, about the problems and issues that faced SA regarding the now historic River Walk. If some had had their way, we would not have the beauty of downtown we now have. Its best to go forward on these pages rather than back. It will take you all the way around either way, but forward from where this link starts is best. Has pictures of the flood damages many years ago and to the huge tunnel we now have 150 feet under downtown SA.

sirkingwilliam Mar 30, 2007 4:04 AM

I LOVE this picture.

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/p...es/slide19.jpg

sirkingwilliam Mar 30, 2007 4:04 AM

I'm so excited about the extention as well as River North.

sirkingwilliam Mar 30, 2007 4:09 AM

Question, seeing as how they built the river tunnel under downtown, would this mean that it is possible to tunnel the downtown segment of 37?

Paul in S.A TX Mar 30, 2007 10:22 PM

San Antonio's skyline isnt a joke! Phoenix and San Diego's tallest aren't as tall as San Antonio's.With the new structures being built ,San Antonio will have a decent skyline for a city of 2 million people.Most cities can only dream of having a lively downtown like San Antonio's.The new Riverwalk expansion is going to put this city on an even higher level than it is today.

sarocks14 Mar 30, 2007 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul in S.A TX (Post 2731425)
San Antonio's skyline isnt a joke! Phoenix and San Diego's tallest aren't as tall as San Antonio's.With the new structures being built ,San Antonio will have a decent skyline for a city of 2 million people.Most cities can only dream of having a lively downtown like San Antonio's.The new Riverwalk expansion is going to put this city on an even higher level than it is today.

Agreed

sarocks14 Mar 30, 2007 11:32 PM

Look at the skyline in this picture....the buildings are in the wrong place...looks like it was mirrored

http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/p...es/slide82.jpg

sananto Mar 31, 2007 3:05 PM

Wierd!!! you're right. Wish I could zoom on in that sign off right center. I'm no photo expert. Wonder how that happened?!

on the beach Mar 31, 2007 9:51 PM

The extention is incredible..........hope it goes as planned.

TXLove Apr 2, 2007 11:56 PM

great renderings..... And San Antonios downtown is not a joke, thats my opinion

sarocks14 Apr 3, 2007 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TXLove (Post 2738107)
great renderings..... And San Antonios downtown is not a joke, thats my opinion

That's right it's not a joke. SA's DT has everything I'd ever want in a DT - life, culture, entertainment, fun, uniqueness, and a few skyscrapers to make it complete. To me, if I wanted a DT full of skyscrapers (which would probably result in a loss of charm and character) I could go to Dallas or Houston, and just about every other big city in America.

aliendroid Nov 26, 2007 1:29 AM

I have some pictures of the construction on the north expansion of the river walk

I'm thinking they will connect the segments later because the river walk stops about 300 feet from where this construction begins.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2...d/100_2916.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2...d/100_2917.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2...d/100_2939.jpg

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j2...d/100_2940.jpg


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