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deeger Feb 14, 2018 6:06 PM

SAN ANTONIO | The '68 | 8 FLOORS | U/C
 
I know this project is associated with Hemisfair Civic Park but I thought it deserved it's own thread now.

Initial reports said the eight-story, 150-unit, 1.1-acre complex will include 3,200 square feet of restaurant space on the ground floor and a parking garage with 238 public parking spaces.

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deeger Feb 14, 2018 6:08 PM

Pics from 2/13/18:

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KevinFromTexas Feb 14, 2018 6:12 PM

That copula reminds me of the Casino Club Building's top. Nice project.

Sigaven Feb 14, 2018 6:28 PM

I love it!

JACKinBeantown Feb 15, 2018 4:05 AM

Hard to get a good idea what it will look like, but it doesn't look boring. Plus it has retail, so I like it.

AwesomeSAView Feb 25, 2018 11:30 PM

Love the design! It will look great in the area!:cheers:
Does anyone know what the nighttime pic that seems to shows different color lights is all about? It looks cool!:cheers:

jaga185 Feb 26, 2018 2:43 PM

They finally started work on the second floor last week. Of either the garage or the restaurant.

babysal Jun 24, 2018 2:34 AM

Bird Scooter Tour 6/23
 
https://i.imgur.com/y63FRu8.jpg

JACKinBeantown Jul 8, 2018 8:59 PM

https://instagram.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn....49956864_n.jpg
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk5bA6IgEEZ/

jaga185 Jul 13, 2018 3:11 AM

Taken from Twitter... https://twitter.com/SABizJournal/sta...04552093257728

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dh9B8ngW0AAsVS8.jpg:large

Txdev Jul 16, 2018 6:41 PM

Nice pics

I’m told the pre cast garage slabs will come in next, and attach to the building.

PDG91 Jul 18, 2019 9:55 PM

Well, this is kind of a forgotten project, but the project is close to completion. Here's an article from the rivard report that has some pictures of the apartments and other info:

https://therivardreport.com/the-68-a...er-to-opening/

Restless One Jul 19, 2019 2:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PDG91 (Post 8636022)
Well, this is kind of a forgotten project, but the project is close to completion. Here's an article from the rivard report that has some pictures of the apartments and other info:

https://therivardreport.com/the-68-a...er-to-opening/

Not enthralled with the interior shot in the article, but the exterior seems fine to me.

micahinsa Jul 19, 2019 6:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Restless One (Post 8636192)
Not enthralled with the interior shot in the article, but the exterior seems fine to me.


Seriously. This kitchen and those fugly blinds?

This is the best they can do for a brand new development in the middle of the urban core?

The worst part is that this is what they actually allowed to be shot for promotional purposes. Like they *want* people to see this. They think this is impressive. Yikes.



https://i.imgur.com/GdhHtQR.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/kkdmREJ.jpg

Fryguy Jul 19, 2019 7:17 PM

But IT IS impressive... For 2006. Those appliances and the design... Looks like my first apartment in San Antonio during my college years, which was 2005-2006. Nothing special at all. And the window? This is being used to promote the area? Kind of sad.

micahinsa Jul 20, 2019 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fryguy (Post 8636767)
But IT IS impressive... For 2006. Those appliances and the design... Looks like my first apartment in San Antonio during my college years, which was 2005-2006. Nothing special at all. And the window? This is being used to promote the area? Kind of sad.

It's really embarrassing. And yeah that window is utter crap. The blinds are just the depressing cherry on top.

Oh and congrats, you get a lovely view of the walled hotels section of downtown. Makes you feel like you're on the outskirts of an eastern european city where they erected all those fugly apartment blocks under communism:

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JACKinBeantown Jul 20, 2019 1:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micahinsa (Post 8637033)
It's really embarrassing. And yeah that window is utter crap. The blinds are just the depressing cherry on top.

Oh and congrats, you get a lovely view of the walled hotels section of downtown. Makes you feel like you're on the outskirts of an eastern european city where they erected all those fugly apartment blocks under communism:

https://live.staticflickr.com/3126/3...jpg"[/url]

G-- dammit! Where's the like button?

Hindentanic Jul 21, 2019 2:51 AM

Coincidentally, I had just watched an old video on a renovated micro apartment: Tiny Origami apartment in Manhattan unfolds into 4 rooms. It's Manhattan, so the space is small and the prices are crazy, but what won me over were the windows. These were not merely cutout holes in a wall, but were defined by the architecture of the building, and in turn defined the room. I know Hemisfair is definitely not the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but the "architecture" of the room actually wasn't necessarily more high-end or especially elaborate as it was just a narrow, rectangular, 1-room efficiency space, not much greater than many dorm rooms. If only my dorm room had this:

https://media.timeout.com/images/res.../370/image.jpg
(Photo by Rayon Richards on TimeOut New York)

http://shoeboxdwelling.files.wordpre...ptportrait.jpg
(Photo by Alan Tansey on shoebox dwelling)

$235,000 for 450 sq. ft. and still having to hang a window AC unit over the view of the back alley while also folding your bed down into the "living room," but that little corner set of operable windows no bigger than my breakfast nook is beautiful. Hehe, they're even still using plain blinds. I know the renovation project was really about the big blue space organizing cabinet, but it was the windows that made this place livable. Even in its pre-renovation, used-and-grimy state, it offered so much warm potential.

In many quantitative ways the rooms of The '68 are superior in construction, technology, materials, size, amenity, and affordability, but time and circumstances have created design philosophies that are so strikingly different. Maybe in 90 years it will get a comparable renovation and we will shell out a quarter million to marvel at its historic windows.

https://i.imgur.com/w0rNQGw.jpg
(Photo by Stephanie Marquez on the Rivard Report)

Rynetwo Jul 21, 2019 4:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hindentanic (Post 8637711)
Coincidentally, I had just watched an old video on a renovated micro apartment: Tiny Origami apartment in Manhattan unfolds into 4 rooms. It's Manhattan, so the space is small and the prices are crazy, but what won me over were the windows. These were not merely cutout holes in a wall, but were defined by the architecture of the building, and in turn defined the room. I know Hemisfair is definitely not the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but the "architecture" of the room actually wasn't necessarily more high-end or especially elaborate as it was just a narrow, rectangular, 1-room efficiency space, not much greater than many dorm rooms. If only my dorm room had this:

https://media.timeout.com/images/res.../370/image.jpg
(Photo by Rayon Richards on TimeOut New York)

http://shoeboxdwelling.files.wordpre...ptportrait.jpg
(Photo by Alan Tansey on shoebox dwelling)

$235,000 for 450 sq. ft. and still having to hang a window AC unit over the view of the back alley while also folding your bed down into the "living room," but that little corner set of operable windows no bigger than my breakfast nook is beautiful. Hehe, they're even still using plain blinds. I know the renovation project was really about the big blue space organizing cabinet, but it was the windows that made this place livable. Even in its pre-renovation, used-and-grimy state, it offered so much warm potential.

In many quantitative ways the rooms of The '68 are superior in construction, technology, materials, size, amenity, and affordability, but time and circumstances have created design philosophies that are so strikingly different. Maybe in 90 years it will get a comparable renovation and we will shell out a quarter million to marvel at its historic windows.

https://i.imgur.com/w0rNQGw.jpg
(Photo by Stephanie Marquez on the Rivard Report)

Very keen analysis. This building is a catalyst not a monument.

Keep in mind this is an open Internet forum ripe for all of us Monday morning quarterback’s with a ton of free capital to add 100 feet to each ill conceived building design.

AwesomeSAView Jul 21, 2019 7:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hindentanic (Post 8637711)
Coincidentally, I had just watched an old video on a renovated micro apartment: Tiny Origami apartment in Manhattan unfolds into 4 rooms. It's Manhattan, so the space is small and the prices are crazy, but what won me over were the windows. These were not merely cutout holes in a wall, but were defined by the architecture of the building, and in turn defined the room. I know Hemisfair is definitely not the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but the "architecture" of the room actually wasn't necessarily more high-end or especially elaborate as it was just a narrow, rectangular, 1-room efficiency space, not much greater than many dorm rooms. If only my dorm room had this:

https://media.timeout.com/images/res.../370/image.jpg
(Photo by Rayon Richards on TimeOut New York)

http://shoeboxdwelling.files.wordpre...ptportrait.jpg
(Photo by Alan Tansey on shoebox dwelling)

$235,000 for 450 sq. ft. and still having to hang a window AC unit over the view of the back alley while also folding your bed down into the "living room," but that little corner set of operable windows no bigger than my breakfast nook is beautiful. Hehe, they're even still using plain blinds. I know the renovation project was really about the big blue space organizing cabinet, but it was the windows that made this place livable. Even in its pre-renovation, used-and-grimy state, it offered so much warm potential.

In many quantitative ways the rooms of The '68 are superior in construction, technology, materials, size, amenity, and affordability, but time and circumstances have created design philosophies that are so strikingly different. Maybe in 90 years it will get a comparable renovation and we will shell out a quarter million to marvel at its historic windows.

https://i.imgur.com/w0rNQGw.jpg
(Photo by Stephanie Marquez on the Rivard Report)

Finally somebody with brains......
and thank you for making a VERY good point!!!

Money goes a LONG way here in beautiful, historical, and unique San Antonio!!!!:cheers:


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