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trillhippy_210 Jun 7, 2015 3:15 PM


Originally Posted by Restless 1 (Post 7053420)
Yup, but it will five stories, and thank God, will have retail.

Sorry for the snark, but the San Antonio forum page no longer looks "up". :shrug:

Wow, are you kidding me?! They threw away that awesome architecture? 5 stories plus retail or 5 in total?...What a disappointment.

Restless 1 Jun 8, 2015 1:52 AM

I was kidding
A far as I know, it is still alive and kicking.

trillhippy_210 Jun 8, 2015 5:38 AM


Originally Posted by Restless 1 (Post 7054028)
A far as I know, it is still alive and kicking.

Wait, you were kidding...? LOL

Urbannizer Jul 29, 2015 2:50 AM

jaga185 Jul 29, 2015 2:32 PM

Wait... did they get rid of the street level retail?

TexHorn Jul 29, 2015 5:16 PM


Originally Posted by jaga185 (Post 7111520)
Wait... did they get rid of the street level retail?

With such a small footprint, I'd guess they had to omit it in order to have room for the fire stairs and lobby. There's very little physical space to have much street retail, though I would think they're still going to have a lot of river retail.

sirkingwilliam Jul 30, 2015 10:11 AM

Looks like the hotel will be a Hilton Canopy.

JACKinBeantown Aug 29, 2015 10:28 PM

It's actually quite a horrible design. It looks like the architect thought about all the right things to do, and then did the opposite.

necropolis Sep 6, 2015 9:12 PM

The loss or lack of street level retail is disappointing especially with the recent news that Live Nation has acquired a managing stake in the Aztec Theater and plans to double the number of shows and events held there annually.

sirkingwilliam Sep 6, 2015 9:17 PM

There's nothing to confirm that there is no street retail. The front area stairwell is just that, the front area.

necropolis Sep 6, 2015 9:39 PM

Then I'll rephrase it...based on the image, the apparent lack of street level retail is disappointing. If the stairwell occupies the prime corner spot and the canopy covered entrance presumably leads to the hotel then, based on this image, it appears there is no street level retail.

Keep-SA-Lame Sep 12, 2015 4:23 PM

Those blank brick walls on the corner... ugh

UrbanTrance Dec 3, 2015 5:31 AM

It's on Lake|Flato's website.

Personally, not a fan of the brick.

UrbanTrance Dec 3, 2015 5:44 AM


sirkingwilliam Dec 3, 2015 9:38 AM

I'm sorry, but that's a great design.

Spoiler Dec 3, 2015 6:36 PM


Originally Posted by sirkingwilliam (Post 7256235)
I'm sorry, but that's a great design.

Marginal at best.

Fireoutofclay Dec 3, 2015 7:42 PM

Looks great to me as well. I am disappointed that they are demolishing the MIC Building facade only to replace it with a windowed stairway. I've always felt that the MIC Building has the cooler looking facade. Otherwise, the ground level has a great architectural dynamic. I'm not excited about the earth tones; its funny that I didn't have a problem with earth tones until I started visiting this site. I love the way the building curves to directly face the river, possibly creating an optical illusion similar to that of the Nix Hospital. The substantial brick coverage just begs for some artwork/mosaic work similar Jesse Trevino's mosaic at the Children's Hospital, Arturo Herrera's design above Bill Miller, or to a lesser extent the historic poster that is there now. OMG just imagine how awesome would that be! Banner's could also be placed there periodically for events (Spurs playoffs:D) And the bus stop at the bridge will be gone! :banger:

SAguy Dec 4, 2015 3:19 AM

I like it also.

Any word if the building will have neon?

sirkingwilliam Dec 4, 2015 8:34 AM


Originally Posted by Spoiler (Post 7256734)
Marginal at best.

You have your opinion, and I have mine.

It's a great design.

Fireoutofclay Dec 4, 2015 3:26 PM

Couldn't help it, just having a little fun. :naughty:

original pic:

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