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Old Posted Jul 23, 2008, 3:14 PM
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I'm guessing those will be build next the Olive Garden and the other restaurant currently under construction.
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USAA is right across the street
I think maybe they mean Valero is across the street (1604)...

Anyway, I think you're right SirKing...this has to be near the Olive Garden and (under construction) Red Lobster at the corner there.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2008, 4:27 PM
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http://www.aztecgroup.com/pr/SanAntonioPressRelease.pdf

it shows in the map it will be between S Rim Dr. and Leon Creek? Not quite sure where thats at.

"The hotels will be located in the NE Quadrant of Interstate 10 and 1604 loop, in the La Cantera
neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas."

wouldn't NE be the Rim and not La Cantera?
my guess is that it is the land immediately to the right as you exit, before the Mimis cafe and Jareds.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2008, 4:42 PM
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what if...

what if sa had 10 more large corps, houston and dallas were smaller than sa and usaa never built out-just up? view from 410 looking towards 10 and callaghan.



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great job on the look of the area!! could almost be real. if we ever stop building out ($10 gas may not be such a bad thing) we may actually see something like this someday...

(sort of reminds me of NC Expway in Dallas...)
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Highrises along freeways make for nice skylines, but they're still no pedestrian oasis. They're really no better than lowrise development in the suburbs. Highrises can be suburban in character too. It's not so much their height and even design that make them urban, it's how they meet and interact with the street that does. Check out some of the Chinese construction threads sometime. There are hundreds, even thousands of residential highrises there, but some are just gated communities in the sky. There might be thousands of people living there, but you might never see a single person outside of a car.
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But it looks cool!!!!
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Well duh.
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what if sa had 10 more large corps, houston and dallas were smaller than sa and usaa never built out-just up? view from 410 looking towards 10 and callaghan.



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Nice! Which one is supposed to be USAA? I always imagined their "alternate universe tower" to be a 1,200 ft skyscraper downtown, sort of like the Sears Tower, only brown (since its in SA )
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Well duh.
I was being sarcastic, but that's a nice picture. Didn't realize it was SA at first.
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Highrises along freeways make for nice skylines, but they're still no pedestrian oasis. They're really no better than lowrise development in the suburbs. Highrises can be suburban in character too. It's not so much their height and even design that make them urban, it's how they meet and interact with the street that does. Check out some of the Chinese construction threads sometime. There are hundreds, even thousands of residential highrises there, but some are just gated communities in the sky. There might be thousands of people living there, but you might never see a single person outside of a car.
We could build pretty arched freeway caps! And run light rail through the area!

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Old Posted Jul 23, 2008, 7:52 PM
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http://www.aztecgroup.com/pr/SanAntonioPressRelease.pdf

it shows in the map it will be between S Rim Dr. and Leon Creek? Not quite sure where thats at.

"The hotels will be located in the NE Quadrant of Interstate 10 and 1604 loop, in the La Cantera
neighborhood of San Antonio, Texas."

wouldn't NE be the Rim and not La Cantera?
my guess is that it is the land immediately to the right as you exit, before the Mimis cafe and Jareds.
Well that makes sense. I was wondering if these were the same hotels that were planned for The Rim.

From last Nov.

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanantoni...12/story2.html

The wording of the article threw me off in terms of location so that's why I was thinking next to Olive Garden and Red Lobster.
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It does look like the NC Expressway in Dallas, but that area is a mess as well. I would still want more to happen downtown, it doesn't matter where things are.
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It does look like the NC Expressway in Dallas, but that area is a mess as well. I would still want more to happen downtown, it doesn't matter where things are.
Maybe a lil like Cnetral expressway just not that dense.
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If Tesoro didn't want to be downtown, they should have built there new facility where central park mall used to be. Instead we have another shopping center taking up good space where a skyscraper could have gone. In fact they tore down two twin buildings just for that shopping center. Imagine Tesoro right on Loop 410 and San Pedro. There clients would have better convience since the airport is about 5 minutes from there.
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Yeah, don't know if convenience is what they were after; their current HQ's is 2 minutes from Airport.
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traffic is the worse there. they should have built near better roadways
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traffic is the worse there. they should have built near better roadways
i think we would all be surprised where the majority of their employees live. at nustar, i am almost shocked to hear of someone who lives inside 1604, much less 410. these energy jobs do pay and that money has been fleeing northward for awhile. i think they are going to be much closer to a majority of their employees. it isn't such a service-oriented place that needs to be accessible to clients, etc...
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