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Old Posted May 18, 2009, 2:32 AM
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Wow, the water really pulls it all together.

I'm guessing that though the 'grand opening' isn't till the 30th that we're free to wander?
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Old Posted May 18, 2009, 3:10 AM
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My cam died out so I couldnt take more pics of other parts of the river extension.
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Thanks for the pics, Paul. Hopefully those fish will look a little less silly at night, and won't be as much of a target for vandalism as I'm fearing they will.
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Nice pics. That new additions to the river are looking nice.
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I agree, hopefully there won't be any problems with vandalisim. There is a lot more artwork up and down the river that hasn't been completed. Can't wait to see the finished product, but, really can't wait to see what will flourish around the river.
My cam died, was about to take pics of the locks and other vantage points, next time I guess.
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Wow, the water really pulls it all together.

I'm guessing that though the 'grand opening' isn't till the 30th that we're free to wander?
We're not. Paul got lucky. I tried to take a bike ride there and was kicked out by a grumpy park cop.
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Old Posted May 19, 2009, 2:08 AM
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Hmm... I'm wondering though, will bikes be all that welcome on the pathways? I'd really hate to knock anybody (or be knocked) into the river...
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We're not. Paul got lucky. I tried to take a bike ride there and was kicked out by a grumpy park cop.
So, you tried to cross a barricade, eh?
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/riv..._of_river.html
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Eager to see what the revamped section of the San Antonio River looks like? Peer at it from the bridges, look it up on the Web or wait until the grand opening May 30.

That's the word from the San Antonio River Authority, which is asking the public to not cross the barricades around the project because it's still an active construction site. San Antonio park police are patrolling the section to keep the public out.

These street-level bridges provide good views: Lexington Avenue, McCullough Avenue, Brooklyn Avenue, Ninth Street, Jones Avenue, Camden Street, Newell Avenue, Grayson Street and Josephine Street. SARA's Web site, sanantonioriver.org, has progress photos dating to 2007.

The opening will be a daylong celebration, starting with a ceremony at 10 a.m. May 30 at the Brooklyn bridge. There will be tours, barge trips, music and children's art activities.
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Our local news this Thursday morning mentioned River North. Fox7 in Austin did a little story on it. They said it would extend the river, add new businesses, hotels and residential to the area. I'm not sure I've ever heard a news story about another city's developments. So that was cool.
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Paul,

Where did you find a rendering of the Pearl Stacks Building? I've been looking everywhere! Looks great!
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Where did you find a rendering of the Pearl Stacks Building? I've been looking everywhere! Looks great!
Which one is that? I found it in here somewhere.
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KENS 5 reports on the extension of the Riverwalk.

http://www.kens5.com/video/news-index.html?nvid=364137
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Th Express has a really cool (really cool) interactive map on the new urban segment of the Riverwalk.

http://www2.mysanantonio.com/special...anSegment.html
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Th Express has a really cool (really cool) interactive map on the new urban segment of the Riverwalk.

http://www2.mysanantonio.com/special...anSegment.html
Great link! Really enjoyed the tour. Damn I miss home
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Not sure if this has been posted yet.

Expanded River Walk an artful avenue for visitors
http://www.statesman.com/news/conten...riverwalk.html

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SAN ANTONIO — For decades, the channel of the San Antonio River north of the popular restaurants and retail shops downtown was overgrown and blighted — the kind of place tourists went only if they made a wrong turn. But not anymore.

A $72 million overhaul — essentially doubling the size of the River Walk — has transformed the dry, weed-choked eyesore north of the River Walk into a 1½-mile manicured waterway. The area has whimsical art, benches and fountains that can be passed on foot or by water taxi en route to attractions upriver.
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Read some of the comments on the article; its a little ironic that when the E-N runs a story on the Riverwalk, people comment that we need to be more like Austin and stop spending money on the Riverwalk, and in the Statesman, people from Austin (at least a couple of those who comment) say that they need to be more like San Antonio and invest in something like the Riverwalk.
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Read some of the comments on the article; its a little ironic that when the E-N runs a story on the Riverwalk, people comment that we need to be more like Austin and stop spending money on the Riverwalk, and in the Statesman, people from Austin (at least a couple of those who comment) say that they need to be more like San Antonio and invest in something like the Riverwalk.
The E-N reader comments are usually so completely ridiculous, unintelligent and incomprehensible that I just ignore them now.
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^^^ I agree, some of the things those people say on there are just laughable. They don't have a clue most of the time, though there are a few people that make sense sometimes.
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The E-N reader comments are usually so completely ridiculous, unintelligent and incomprehensible that I just ignore them now.
Thats what I do now too.
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Th Express has a really cool (really cool) interactive map on the new urban segment of the Riverwalk.

http://www2.mysanantonio.com/special...anSegment.html
Thanks for that link. I forwarded it to my brother, who is in a wheelchair.
We enjoy visiting the Riverwalk (and did so again just last week), but it can be a little challenging for him to get around sometimes.
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