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Old Posted Mar 22, 2018, 12:15 PM
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That area at Broadway and 3rd is really prime for some great buildings. Actually right around Travis Park in general there are a bunch of great lots with potential for amazing buildings. I drew an outline around some of the ones that immediately come to mind. I think doing that would also help to connect Travis Park with the Tobin:


I am all for these spaces to be turned into towers, but no way in front of BofA - even if it would be 500 ft...and that is something you would never hear me say about anything taller than 300 ft!
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I feel like something close to the Wilshire Grand in LA (design wise) would help balance out the skyline. Especially with the Frost Tower. I drove by that last night, and it's going to look stunning at night when it's complete.
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I feel like something close to the Wilshire Grand in LA (design wise) would help balance out the skyline. Especially with the Frost Tower. I drove by that last night, and it's going to look stunning at night when it's complete.
mmmm.. I could see that. I do think SA should steer clear from all glass towers tho (frost excluded). I'd die to see a 60 floor pink granite slender tower with a spire/crown
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mmmm.. I could see that. I do think SA should steer clear from all glass towers tho (frost excluded). I'd die to see a 60 floor pink granite slender tower with a spire/crown
I get ya there. Love glass but all-glass landscapes can be uninspired and bland. I'd like to see something like you mentioned but incorporate modern elements too, maybe mixed with glass. And a spire would look awesome, though I also think a maybe a glass type crown would be spectacular.

Just not a big rectangle please.
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mmmm.. I could see that. I do think SA should steer clear from all glass towers tho (frost excluded). I'd die to see a 60 floor pink granite slender tower with a spire/crown
agreed. even something like the RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile would be cool. something with a crown + spire lol.
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agreed. even something like the RSA Battle House Tower in Mobile would be cool. something with a crown + spire lol.
That would be a great building. I thought that the 1201 Third Avenue building in Seattle would work nicely for our downtown. A good mix of old and new.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1201_Third_Avenue
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That would be a great building. I thought that the 1201 Third Avenue building in Seattle would work nicely for our downtown. A good mix of old and new.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1201_Third_Avenue
But I'll at a time when buildings were constructed within a reasonable timeframe.

This is a perfect design for San Antonio's downtown landscape.
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That would be a great building. I thought that the 1201 Third Avenue building in Seattle would work nicely for our downtown. A good mix of old and new.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1201_Third_Avenue
Not bad!

Here are a few I think would be interesting to model after:

The MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Germany:
https://goo.gl/images/dQTUiF

Torre de Cristal in Madrid: (glass)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torr...adrid)_09a.jpg

Ocean financial centre in Singapore: (also glass)
https://goo.gl/images/vZ1nbq
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Not bad!

Here are a few I think would be interesting to model after:

The MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Germany:
https://goo.gl/images/dQTUiF

Torre de Cristal in Madrid: (glass)
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torr...adrid)_09a.jpg

Ocean financial centre in Singapore: (also glass)
https://goo.gl/images/vZ1nbq
I like all three of those. the only thing I worry about with a large glass tower is that it will dwarf the rest of downtown like the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fileowntown_okc_skyline.JPG#/media/Fileowntown_okc_skyline.JPG

That is not to say that I don't like the glass buildings. Overall though I really like the MesseTurm in Frankfurt that you showed. That would be a great building for San Antonio. I would not balk at getting any of those, but I think that one would fit more into the spirit of the city.

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I like all three of those. the only thing I worry about with a large glass tower is that it will dwarf the rest of downtown like the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City.



That is not to say that I don't like the glass buildings. Overall though I really like the MesseTurm in Frankfurt that you showed. That would be a great building for San Antonio. I would not balk at getting any of those, but I think that one would fit more into the spirit of the city.
I think I just meant the designs overall...it could definitely be scaled back a bit to fit more with our current skyline so it doesn't dwarf everything. And yes I love the MesseTurm.
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I think I just meant the designs overall...it could definitely be scaled back a bit to fit more with our current skyline so it doesn't dwarf everything. And yes I love the MesseTurm.
With that in mind, I would love a (slightly) scaled down version of the Torre de Cristal in Madrid. That would look awesome and would fit in nicely with the new Frost Tower. Which would make sense since it is a Pelli building. At 52 stories, it does not have to be scaled down much, if at all.
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Speaking of Pelli, a version of the Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis would look great.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...rom_Foshay.jpg
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Speaking of Pelli, a version of the Wells Fargo Center in Minneapolis would look great.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/F...rom_Foshay.jpg
I like. It has an early 20th century NYC vibe to it, would look cool with some modern elements.

Let's propose all the above to some investors!! Haha
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