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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 10:23 PM
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These were taken from my grandfather's penthouse condo lol..... Over by the VIA depot and SAC.


And another pic of the BOA from a cool angle. All photos were taken by me of course.
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Nice photos!!! G-ma has a sweet pad!!

You took these in the late afternoon/evening. Notice the color of the glass on the Grand Hyatt....? Cool greenish look. But notice the one unit that doesn't have the paper up on the window (second floor from top nearest the Tower)? Eventually, I think they will all be that much darker green/blue then.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2008, 11:12 PM
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Awesome pics verbl!! Hey, how 'bout I take those two pics and try to stitch them together into a pano and repost them on here, they're just begging to be put together haha.
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Nice shots verbl! Anyone else think the NW corner of DT needs some talls?
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Awesome pics verbl!! Hey, how 'bout I take those two pics and try to stitch them together into a pano and repost them on here, they're just begging to be put together haha.
I have no idea how to do that but if anyone can do it and wants to you have my blessing. And to the other post...The NW side of DT surely does need some bigs lol
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This is my first pano, btw, luckily I had some good material to work with

As for NW DT getting more development, I read in the E-N a couple of days ago that one of the hospitals downtown (can't remember which) is planning something like $500 million worth of expansion, including a new trauma tower. I can try to find the article if anyone's interested.

EDIT: Its actually $900 million http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/met...N.2f9c3f2.html

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^^^ Good, that's what mine came out looking like too haha.
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Old Posted Jun 27, 2008, 2:17 AM
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^^I like that one. 3 years ago there would have been nothing in that picture except the ToA.
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Nice pics! Thanks for posting. Anybody have one with Vidorra prominently displayed in the skyline?
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You know what would be really cool verbl...if you had a night shot from your grandpa's penthouse
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^^I like that one. 3 years ago there would have been nothing in that picture except the ToA.
That is very true. Crazy how cities change so quickly. Very Nice...

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I'll be in San Antonio next month also. Looking forward to visiting the Tower of the Americas and taking pics around downtown.
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Interesting story to go along with ydoc14's picture:

When they started that project, I thought for sure they'd demolish that tiny sliver of an empty building shell between the St. Mary's school and the Holiday Inn, but they never did. When they bought the school building, they paid $2.1 million. The guy who owns that building next to it thought there was no way they'd build without his land, and held out for $7 million. As we can see, he guessed wrong. It turned out to be cheaper to go higher to make up for the lost width. So, now I guess we're stuck with that vacant sliver.
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Interesting story to go along with ydoc14's picture:

When they started that project, I thought for sure they'd demolish that tiny sliver of an empty building shell between the St. Mary's school and the Holiday Inn, but they never did. When they bought the school building, they paid $2.1 million. The guy who owns that building next to it thought there was no way they'd build without his land, and held out for $7 million. As we can see, he guessed wrong. It turned out to be cheaper to go higher to make up for the lost width. So, now I guess we're stuck with that vacant sliver.
we're still counting on that sliver becoming downtown's newest 1-lane bowling alley.
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Downtown is really lacking in the one lane bowling alley department
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Downtown is really lacking in the one lane bowling alley department



ya, i don't think we can ever consider ourselves a legitimate major city until we have more stand-alone, 1-lane, downtown bowling alleys. forget light-rail...bring on the 7-10 split.

seriously - if you had to guess, what will that space become? i am going with a Subway or Starbucks - they seem to be able to operate in really tight quarters.
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You know what would be really cool verbl...if you had a night shot from your grandpa's penthouse
I do have some shots at night but I was using a regular snapshot 7 megapixel camera and those shots came out very bad. But it's cool you said that 'cuz the first thing I thought of was how cool the night pics were gonna be
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Any word on a new AT&T HQ?

Oh, wait.

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