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JACKinBeantown Dec 29, 2017 3:31 PM

San Antonio skyline from Tower of Americas over the years
 
It would be cool to see how the San Antonio skyline has changed over the years. The only spot I can think of where lots of people have taken the exact same picture is from the Tower of the Americas. Please post yours here with the date it was taken. Hi res pictures are OK because it will make for a nice animated GIF later on. I don't have one of my own handy, but the one in the next post is from circa 2010. The older (the more rare) the better.

JACKinBeantown Dec 29, 2017 3:34 PM

Circa 2010:

https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5538...557f49c1_o.jpg
https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5538...557f49c1_o.jpg

Fryguy Dec 29, 2017 7:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8031216)

This is such a beautiful picture! Add in the Canopy and the Frost, by 2019, this view is going to be incredible. The Canopy is really going to stand out in this view. It's really exciting. hopefully the JMJ tower will be included - we can only hope.

JACKinBeantown May 18, 2018 1:14 PM

May 16, 2018 - From Urbannizer in the Frost thread:


JACKinBeantown May 18, 2018 1:36 PM

December 2017

https://i0.wp.com/hopsontheroad.com/...84%2C542&ssl=1
https://i0.wp.com/hopsontheroad.com/...84%2C542&ssl=1

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 12:52 AM

San Antonio forum members:
Please go up the Tower of the Americas somewhat often in the near future. Frost is already almost topped out, but there are others that are just getting started, and there may soon be more. It would be awesome to build a collective photo documentary of the changes coming to San Antonio. You can take turns where somebody different goes up every month. That way if there are 12 of you (and me whenever I visit my mom), the commitment will be light.

This picture looks like it was taken in the late morning, based on where the sunlight is. Maybe lunch time or on a weekend.
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/966/41...32698539_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/krissatin/41401000784

If they all kinda match lighting-wise, they'd flow together well video or gif style.

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:06 AM

Um... 7/3/2004

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1161/1...789d77fd_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/8678345@N03/1372616709/

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1107/1...e5f69346_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/867834...-5SL8QS-8ytxRW

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:10 AM

October 24, 2013

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5537/1...2b661d46_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/805132...25VU23s-jF96Et

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:13 AM

Circa 1970

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3834/1...66fe4db0_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hollyw...-dWZdTx-31bJKM

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:14 AM

December 22, 2011

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8396/8...dfd6786c_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/twiga_...-92DK3D-iNmha9

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:15 AM

May 15, 2008
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2031/2...17893537_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/233265...-7dNkoc-inaykh

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:17 AM

December 30, 2009

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5044/5...8f8531c8_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/naokit...-79oaSD-Nwr3L7

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:18 AM

June 24, 2009

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2424/3...ed0dc030_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/wynde/...-bYsiUq-dHCsJC

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:20 AM

August 18, 2012

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8307/7...fa05a8c3_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/103501...Z-23CaB7-bpDnr

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:22 AM

September 26, 2011

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6162/6...3c9dc212_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/rahelr...-7DyaPM-qtEqT4

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:24 AM

December 25, 2017

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4681/3...dbd59e9e_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zhengh...-b5EfJX-3fx7Ye

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:26 AM

June 30, 2007

https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1302/6...0b68d866_z.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/utsabe...-b5EfJX-3fx7Ye

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:27 AM

August 30, 2014

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5554/1...ce3581a6_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/hellam...-aCRomN-ZJzjBQ

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:29 AM

October 19, 2011

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6212/6...ba20d678_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/northc...-GckwcC-arP9E9

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:31 AM

April 2, 2014

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7263/1...8e2009d1_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fmf0/1...-31bJRF-cqEJ9J

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:33 AM

January 23, 2018

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4710/2...2bd0964f_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kenfot...-FCFTFn-98m8ft

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:35 AM

September 27, 2009

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3525/4...bd87303e_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amanda...c-o3911-o4cRdW

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:38 AM

November 21, 2009

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2499/4...3dae66ae_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/vortex...-bpPJDr-bssrtD

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:40 AM

February 28, 2010

https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4051/4...d746990a_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/aussie...-cUpBfG-nNEWxr

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:41 AM

February 24, 2008

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3070/2...7c884a46_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/140194...-5SLdRC-9DMdfm

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:43 AM

July 2, 2006

Is the Great Wall of San Antonio that old?!

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/48/180...f333c755_z.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/photob...-7N4Rg5-RJVfbG

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:44 AM

February 8, 2008

Here's how old it is.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2094/2...31c1a82b_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pckoch...-gnBS9C-gnC1Xt

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:45 AM

September 24, 2012

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8102/8...235a6308_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kooche...9bLwvZ-24ty2k6

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:46 AM

June 24, 2002

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3225/3...4032f612_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bernar...g-7NeJVS-5raVu

JACKinBeantown May 21, 2018 1:55 AM

December 29, 2008

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3412/3...6f810ef9_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/634473...-amPwxE-isoJ6J

JACKinBeantown May 22, 2018 9:25 PM

September 7, 2013

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7343/9...c370e446_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/munna8...n/photostream/

theOGalexd May 23, 2018 8:12 AM

Unpopular opinion I'm sure... but I really miss the antenna on the Tower Life Building. On another note, the skyline is really gonna look great from this angle once the CPS Towers, Frost Tower, Canopy and Thompson are done!

edit: I got bored and decided to do some (bad lol) photoshop renderings showing what the Thompson/Frost will potentially add as well as some other potential lots that could be filled up. Honestly, I think the angle from the tower just isn't the most flattering. I10/35 interchange view makes the skyline look the most dense IMO.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/963/4...f9bde90a_b.jpgsa skyline render by alexdskates210, on Flickr

JACKinBeantown May 23, 2018 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by theOGalexd (Post 8196683)
Unpopular opinion I'm sure... but I really miss the antenna on the Tower Life Building. On another note, the skyline is really gonna look great from this angle once the CPS Towers, Frost Tower, Canopy and Thompson are done!

edit: I got bored and decided to do some (bad lol) photoshop renderings showing what the Thompson/Frost will potentially add as well as some other potential lots that could be filled up. Honestly, I think the angle from the tower just isn't the most flattering. I10/35 interchange view makes the skyline look the most dense IMO.

I appreciate your posting here. I also appreciate that you photoshopped an image to share. You obviously put some effort into it and I appreciate that.

But the point of this thread is to see what the actual San Antonio skyline has looked like and will look like over the years. Eventually I may take all the images and create an animation showing the change over time.

While there may indeed be better views of the San Antonio skyline, this is the only location that guarantees that each image will be be basically the same. In order to create the aforementioned animation, each image must match up precisely so that they can be overlaid one on top of the other.

So I'd like to respectfully ask that from now on if anybody posts a picture, please make it a real one.

:cheers:

JACKinBeantown Oct 10, 2018 3:28 PM

September 30, 2018

https://instagram.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn....41500546_n.jpg
https://instagram.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn....41500546_n.jpg

jaga185 Oct 10, 2018 3:44 PM

If you own that, you should upload that to Wikipedia!

JACKinBeantown Oct 10, 2018 4:24 PM

I don't. (One of you guys in SA can take a better photo though.)

On a side note, wouldn't the grassy area be better just left alone as a nice civic park? (The correct answer is yes.)

Keep-SA-Lame Oct 10, 2018 6:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8341435)
I don't. (One of you guys in SA can take a better photo though.)

On a side note, wouldn't the grassy area be better just left alone as a nice civic park? (The correct answer is yes.)

Yeah, I really don't get why we can't just leave that corner alone. Pimp out the rest of Hemisfair by all means, Yanaguana garden is a good example of how nice that can be. But having just a big "plain" grassy lawn also has a lot of value, particularly in that context. Just put down some walkways, trees and high quality sod and call it a day.

Boquillas Oct 11, 2018 6:40 AM

Feeling neglected here Jack;)

Here’s a composite of three sketches I did from the tower in 2010. I, uh, opted not to include the Grand Hyatt for some reason.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4107/...87560450_b.jpgsan antonio from the tower of americas panorama by Paul Heaston, on Flickr

AwesomeSAView Oct 11, 2018 4:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boquillas (Post 8342406)
Feeling neglected here Jack;)

Here’s a composite of three sketches I did from the tower in 2010. I, uh, opted not to include the Grand Hyatt for some reason.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4107/...87560450_b.jpgsan antonio from the tower of americas panorama by Paul Heaston, on Flickr


That sketch is beautiful!:cheers:
I would have liked the Hyatt on there though, but this is awesome:cheers:

JACKinBeantown Oct 11, 2018 5:48 PM

Been a long time since I've seen your work. Nice!

JACKinBeantown May 9, 2019 3:10 PM

April 30, 2019

https://instagram.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn.....fna.fbcdn.net
https://instagram.fbos1-1.fna.fbcdn.....fna.fbcdn.net

JACKinBeantown Jul 1, 2019 8:04 PM

June 4, 2019

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9b791b5d_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/149934...dDF2Jf-2eHXeBC

SAguy Jul 1, 2019 9:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8621097)

The CPS buildings are making a nice transformation. Curious how they will look at night.


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