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SA: Tesoro Highrise HQ

Courtesy of the Express-News and my scanner.

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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 5:54 AM
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It looks like 14 or 15 stories and will also be built on a 50 foot hill.
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Was there an article with this? 14 looks right, but it's hard to tell with the trees.
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Here's the article from the SA Express. It didn't have rendering in the article though:

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New HQ for Tesoro under way

Web Posted: 09/21/2007 08:33 PM CDT

Vicki Vaughan
Express-News Business Writer

Tesoro Corp. broke ground Friday on its new corporate headquarters as part of a plan to consolidate its offices in a structure that allows for future growth.

The new headquarters building will be at the intersection of U.S. 281 North and Redland Road, north of Loop 1604.

Tesoro, a major refiner, is expected to move to its new campus in the summer of 2009. The 618,000-square-foot headquarters will include a conference and training center, a cafeteria, a trading floor, a fitness center and an employee clinic. There will be parking for more than 2,300 vehicles.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/business...o.281ecb5.html
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 2:35 PM
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to bad this could not be built downtown
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 5:46 PM
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to bad this could not be built downtown
Its fine its not like it would make another peak in the skyline...coming in only in the 14 story range.
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 8:02 PM
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but it would add much needed density and more jobs d/t whcich means more homes more shops and more condos more restaurants. and more life into d/t
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That would destroy the tourism industry in downtown, according to city council
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I don't know how. look at other major citys with large population living d/t and they have a thriving tourism. if anything it helps tourism.
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Hope it's mostly glass...
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2007, 10:25 PM
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I was expecting to see some tall new tower in Downtown SA, but found out that this 14-story highrise would be built away from the core. It has a nice design though.
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looks highly boring
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I wish it was planned for downtown. 618,000 square feet? That would be a ~600 foot building. Frost Bank Tower in Austin is 515 feet tall and has 545,000 square feet.

I looked up the location, it's 13.54 miles north of downtown San Antonio. In Austin that would put it right on our city limits. About 3 to 4 miles more and it would be in Round Rock, Texas, which is our biggest suburb, located in another county north of us.

The design is good, the hint of a healthy office market is good, but the location is bad and the height could be better, (at least from a skyscraper geek's perspective. )
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The location is pretty bad considering its not in or near downtown which draws away from the office market there, but you can't deny the area's growth probably played a significant role in site selection here. Im sure alot of Tesoro employees and higher ups live in the Stone Oak area, making it a quicker and more convenient commute to work.
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This basically forces anyone who wants to work there to live in the stone oak area which blows.
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more traffic in that area...that's great
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