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Old Posted Feb 23, 2009, 2:31 PM
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That new Alamo Drafthouse is going to be just as tall, have you seen it?
The only problem I have about shopping centers is that they have a tendancy to use freeways as frontage. Disconnected from the neighborhoods and making 410 and 1604 seem like they are our "main" roads. They pull people inside-out.
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San Antonio has two chances at a second skyline, thats the Medical/Crossroads area, and the North Star Mall area.
The problem with SA, is that we build to many shopping centers. Thats when zoning should take control. We want to build a Walmart, it gets built, we want to build a 10 story building, OH NO, it will ruin the community.
I hate that new shopping center Park North, that would have been a great location for the new Tesoro Complex. Also shopping center at Blanco and 410 got demolished last week. Next to Toys R US. I'm sure another shopping center or Walgreens will move in. Also some apartments across from North Star, behind Wells Fargo was demolished a few months ago. Don't know what the plan is for that land.
The Crossroads area, I say keep the mall, but build sleek high rises out in parking lot areas. Also at the corner of IH 10 and Crossroads Blvd there build another Office Max. That corner had been empty for a while, I thing old mechanic or gas station had been there years ago. Good locations goind to waste.
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San Antonio has two chances at a second skyline, thats the Medical/Crossroads area, and the North Star Mall area.
The problem with SA, is that we build to many shopping centers. Thats when zoning should take control. We want to build a Walmart, it gets built, we want to build a 10 story building, OH NO, it will ruin the community.
I hate that new shopping center Park North, that would have been a great location for the new Tesoro Complex. Also shopping center at Blanco and 410 got demolished last week. Next to Toys R US. I'm sure another shopping center or Walgreens will move in. Also some apartments across from North Star, behind Wells Fargo was demolished a few months ago. Don't know what the plan is for that land.
The Crossroads area, I say keep the mall, but build sleek high rises out in parking lot areas. Also at the corner of IH 10 and Crossroads Blvd there build another Office Max. That corner had been empty for a while, I thing old mechanic or gas station had been there years ago. Good locations goind to waste.
There are so many prime locations for high-rises around the I-10/410 intersection. Every time I drive the interchange I can imagine the potential!
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San Antonio has two chances at a second skyline, thats the Medical/Crossroads area, and the North Star Mall area.
The problem with SA, is that we build to many shopping centers. Thats when zoning should take control. We want to build a Walmart, it gets built, we want to build a 10 story building, OH NO, it will ruin the community.
I hate that new shopping center Park North, that would have been a great location for the new Tesoro Complex. Also shopping center at Blanco and 410 got demolished last week. Next to Toys R US. I'm sure another shopping center or Walgreens will move in. Also some apartments across from North Star, behind Wells Fargo was demolished a few months ago. Don't know what the plan is for that land.
The Crossroads area, I say keep the mall, but build sleek high rises out in parking lot areas. Also at the corner of IH 10 and Crossroads Blvd there build another Office Max. That corner had been empty for a while, I thing old mechanic or gas station had been there years ago. Good locations goind to waste.

But there is a lot of high rises all over the place, more would be nice. Especially downtown for sure.
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San antonio needs more skyscrapres!!
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Enough kid.
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None of the locations won't work with highrises unless you build more garages to park. SA is a car town. You need a pedestrain environment in order to establish highrise commercial, retail and residential.
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it should be a great idea to built another skyline around loop 410
something like this....


and try to make it look like this..
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Well that's certainly a helpful suggestion.
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Well that's certainly a helpful suggestion.
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far future of our skyline

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another skyline

IH10/410

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Now only if I-10 & 410 could look like that. That's awesome, good job.
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So we should be Houston?
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We need one area of the city to look like this and the 1-10/410 interchange is a prime location for it. Just one glitzy/cosmopolitan/hip area for those of us who want it. You still have the rest of the city to be brown and lame.
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We need one area of the city to look like this and the 1-10/410 interchange is a prime location for it. Just one glitzy/cosmopolitan/hip area for those of us who want it. You still have the rest of the city to be brown and lame.
That's very true.

At first glance, I didn't recognize what city I was looking at in that photo of 10/410, yikes. I think that's the only area that could pull it off, any other place and it wouldn't be San Antonio.
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We need one area of the city to look like this and the 1-10/410 interchange is a prime location for it. Just one glitzy/cosmopolitan/hip area for those of us who want it. You still have the rest of the city to be brown and lame.
I as well would love to see that. I love downtown SA and dont mind all the brown buildings. That being said, a area like you mentioned is exactly what we need.

All I can say is you think SA is bad, trying living here in Charleston The skyline here is frozen and always will be.
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Do you all think it is possible for S.A. to do that?

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We need one area of the city to look like this and the 1-10/410 interchange is a prime location for it. Just one glitzy/cosmopolitan/hip area for those of us who want it. You still have the rest of the city to be brown and lame.
I think it would be nice to have at least one area that could be modern and cosmopolitan, but I don't know if S.A. will get there any time soon. I'd love to be wrong though. Even if they do the typical 'San Antonio look' downtown, I'll let it slide if they make it more urban and lively.

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Hey at least an actual northwest skyline already exists
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We need one area of the city to look like this and the 1-10/410 interchange is a prime location for it. Just one glitzy/cosmopolitan/hip area for those of us who want it. You still have the rest of the city to be brown and lame.
There's nothing particularly urban, hip or vibrant about a bunch of glass skyscrapers along a freeway (see Houston). And "cosmopolitan" isn't a term I would use to describe buildings. The best neighborhoods in New York, San Fran, and even Dallas and Houston are all dense, low-rise areas. I can't see that area of town (and I live very close) ever turning into anything interesting at street-level. There's nothing but apartment complexes and mid-rise office parks there, and adding more of the same won't do much for the area. Now on the other side of the interchange, along Fredericksburg Road and in my neighborhood of Dellview between I-10 and Vance Jackson there's a better potential for something cosmopolitan and/or hip, though high-rises are doubtful.
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