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Is the Great Wall of San Antonio that old?!


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Here's how old it is.


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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.

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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.

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

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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.

san antonio from the tower of americas panorama by Paul Heaston, on Flickr

That sketch is beautiful!
I would have liked the Hyatt on there though, but this is awesome
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Been a long time since I've seen your work. Nice!
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