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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 5:35 AM
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Just insert a Ritz or Four Seasons hotel of about 25-30 stories - being conservative, since it is a NY developer - between the Marriotts and the left edge of that picture
Don't forget the potential mixed-use re-development of Hemisfair Park that the Mayor and Overland Partners are pushing for.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 3:02 PM
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The city really needs to define areas and really promote it to the public and media.

Today, two local news stations ran a story about a ride accident at the Kiddie Park at Broadway and Mulberry Ave. Both stations were live with reporters at said Kiddie Park. Both reporters and stations referred to the location as "DOWNTOWN"!! WTF!!!???

Seriously.
Hey if you live in Boerne, kiddie park sure seems like downtown.

I think they oughta turn Hemisfair into a pedestrian only neighborhood. I think that would be freaking amazing.
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i drove through downtown SA on saturday and had a couple of thoughts...

1) vistana is in a little cluster that is beginning to look quite dense and is really a remarkable piece of the skyline from I-10 on the west side of downtown.

2) courtyard by marriott on the riverwalk has to be close to topping out. it is almost even with the holiday inn next door, but it is sooooo much skinnier.

3) the grand hyatt has a beautiful greenish presence in the evening/dusk hours. the condo glass is awesome, giving the building some color but still remaining subtle.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 4:58 PM
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one more thing...

my cousin working on the vistana gave me some insights into whats going on there...

first, all floors will be concrete. don't know personally what that does for noise in a residential high-rise, but i've read plenty of opinions around here.

second, the spire/penthouse is supposed to be spectacular when finished, with wraparound balconies. the top floor of the spire apartment will be a bedroom/bathroom with 360 degree views - or so i am told.

third, rents will start around $800. not bad.

finally, the unofficial name of the spire/penthouse is the Ginobili Suite. apparently, he has been one of the first (and/or more interested) people in the penthouse, so the construction team has just begun calling it his place.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 11:11 PM
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Manu is interested in the Vistana penthouse? That's pretty cool.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 11:12 PM
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1) vistana is in a little cluster that is beginning to look quite dense and is really a remarkable piece of the skyline from I-10 on the west side of downtown.

Yeah, that west end view from Commerce is quite spectacular now with Vistana.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2008, 11:39 PM
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Does anyone think we should come up with a comprehensive city neighborhoods map that we can all agree on and send it to the city?
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For just downtown or the entire city?
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I think starting with everything inside the 410 loop for now.
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That would be a really good idea.
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i drove through downtown SA on saturday and had a couple of thoughts...

1) vistana is in a little cluster that is beginning to look quite dense and is really a remarkable piece of the skyline from I-10 on the west side of downtown.

2) courtyard by marriott on the riverwalk has to be close to topping out. it is almost even with the holiday inn next door, but it is sooooo much skinnier.

3) the grand hyatt has a beautiful greenish presence in the evening/dusk hours. the condo glass is awesome, giving the building some color but still remaining subtle.

Nice info...
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Heres a pic i took yesturday when i was by sunset station.
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Vistana

I used to work at the firm that designed the Vistana, and told one of there associates about the Manu Room. They seemed very excited, I still wish there was another tower at the Houston Street side at Santa Rosa. Then Fabricio Olberto could get the other tower.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2008, 5:21 AM
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Man i haven't seen an updated pic of the vistana 4 a while. So any one have one?
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2008, 9:21 PM
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Man i haven't seen an updated pic of the vistana 4 a while. So any one have one?


found at: http://thevistana.com/vistanacam/LVT...152100000N.jpg
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2008, 4:32 AM
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Embassy Suites

I have several photos of all the buildings being built, I just don't have the time to make a flickr account or something like that, because I want to watermark my images, and all that stuff.

Embassy Suites, I'm pretty sure broke ground yesterday. I had lunch at the Miliam Building Diner, and I know the manager of the building, he pointed out to me that they closed the parking lot across the street, and they would be building a 16 floor building, he said Zachery is the construction company, and there renting the 11 floor in the Miliam to keep an eye on construction. Also there is a construction truck, making a hole in the parking lot already. I remember someone posting that were almost out of cranes in the downtown area, well thank goodness, it looks like were getting a crane soon for Embassy.

Does anyone know when Piazza San Lorenzo will start construction. I walk by the site everyday, and there is a rendering in the window, next door to Subway but that project was proposed four years ago, and still nothing.
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Hey guys, lots of new interior pics of the Grand Hyatt are at grandsanantonio.hyatt.com

Check out the view from the hospitality suite!!
If you look at the fitness room picture, you will notice something strange about the Drury Plaza - the big sign has been photoshopped out of the picture, as has the Holiday Inn sign - why, because they're competitor hotels ahahahaha

Oh, and the Texas Ballroom looks ridiculously huge.

Overall impression - really stunning interiors.
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