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jaga185 Oct 28, 2017 9:44 PM

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jaga185 Oct 28, 2017 9:45 PM

I made two accidental posts, if someone wants to delete both of these posts... that'd be greeeat.

AwesomeSAView Aug 16, 2018 2:44 AM

Anyone have the "new" renderings of the new courthouse announced today?

It will be smaller in square footage, so could that mean it could be taller?:shrug:

Articles on SA news websites say the project has been redesigned.

JRG1974 Aug 16, 2018 4:31 AM

This was the last I saw. Does anyone have something newer?

https://www.virtualbx.com/constructi...al-courthouse/

JRG1974 Aug 16, 2018 4:33 AM

This was the last I saw. Not sure if there has been anything new.

https://www.virtualbx.com/constructi...al-courthouse/

Does anyone have anything newer?

Rynetwo Aug 16, 2018 2:50 PM

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Originally Posted by JRG1974 (Post 8283083)
This was the last I saw. Not sure if there has been anything new.

https://www.virtualbx.com/constructi...al-courthouse/

Does anyone have anything newer?

https://www.bizjournals.com/sananton...a-federal.html

JRG1974 Aug 16, 2018 3:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Rynetwo (Post 8283348)

Unfortunately, I think that means the design on the virtualbx site will be the plan. They sure have been real quite on the building and the redesign. Not the worst building in the world, but I would have liked something with a little more grandeur. I think the original design was much nicer. I understand the cost constraints, just wanted more.

Fryguy Aug 16, 2018 5:47 PM

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Originally Posted by JRG1974 (Post 8283412)
Unfortunately, I think that means the design on the virtualbx site will be the plan. They sure have been real quite on the building and the redesign. Not the worst building in the world, but I would have liked something with a little more grandeur. I think the original design was much nicer. I understand the cost constraints, just wanted more.

[generally speaking] It is never wise to spend for the now when spending should be done for the future. This project has always been shortsighted to a significant extent. The money made available for this project was appropriated years ago, why they want to continue to use that same initial amount is beyond me. This change, demand changes, and this structure is supposed to be built for decades. Similar to highway projects that take decades (i35), by the time they are finished, they need something more. :koko:

Spoiler Mar 15, 2019 11:00 PM

Ground breaks next week!

https://www.bizjournals.com/sananton..._news_headline

Rynetwo Mar 19, 2019 2:15 PM

https://therivardreport.com/san-anto...al-courthouse/

New look to the courthouse.

krondog Mar 19, 2019 2:21 PM

I like it. But I feel like it doesn't fit the area. It looks like it has a parking garage in the back and that it belongs in either Stone Oak or out towards Boerne somewhere.

Rynetwo Mar 19, 2019 3:10 PM

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Originally Posted by krondog (Post 8510786)
I like it. But I feel like it doesn't fit the area. It looks like it has a parking garage in the back and that it belongs in either Stone Oak or out towards Boerne somewhere.

I agree. That said, I think they had major budgetary constraints with this project.

Montirob Mar 19, 2019 3:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Rynetwo (Post 8510843)
I agree. That said, I think they had major budgetary constraints with this project.

Very true, but still disappointing that this major project wasn't given the proper funding.

What I have really become tired with is the denigration of the old courthouse (the Confluence Theatre) by both the Rivard Report and (especially) the Express News. Is it time for a replacement? Yes. But at least it had PRESENCE. You could tell it was an important building, and I really hope it finds a third life.

Tornado Mar 19, 2019 4:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Montirob (Post 8510873)
Very true, but still disappointing that this major project wasn't given the proper funding.

What I have really become tired with is the denigration of the old courthouse (the Confluence Theatre) by both the Rivard Report and (especially) the Express News. Is it time for a replacement? Yes. But at least it had PRESENCE. You could tell it was an important building, and I really hope it finds a third life.

Rivard has his agenda, just like the Express News. I'm fine with the old courthouse being torn down if that's the ultimate direction. That plot of land presents a lot of opportunity for some great design.

JACKinBeantown Mar 19, 2019 4:55 PM

They're building that tiny building on that huge lot in downtown San Antonio?! What a waste of space.

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AwesomeSAView Mar 19, 2019 5:05 PM

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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8510995)
They're building that tiny building on that huge lot in downtown San Antonio?! What a waste of space.

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AND there is nothing one can do about it, but complain! :cheers:

GO SPURS GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cheers:

sirkingwilliam Mar 19, 2019 5:34 PM

It's going to look fantastic next to San Pedro Creek.


krondog Mar 19, 2019 5:50 PM

That changes quite a bit actually ^^^^^

urban_encounter Mar 19, 2019 6:42 PM

I think it’s an attractive design.

Spoiler Mar 19, 2019 7:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8510995)
They're building that tiny building on that huge lot in downtown San Antonio?! What a waste of space.

You need lots of space for all the surface parking!

That creek side will look nice though.


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