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Old Posted Sep 15, 2020, 9:38 PM
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ah, that's it...I should have read the information underneath the rendering a little closer.
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2020, 10:30 PM
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Here's a website for the downtown shade competition with 12 design entries that you can vote on.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/shadeequity
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Old Posted Sep 17, 2020, 7:37 PM
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It is all academic. There are no plans to actually build these shade structures at the moment.
Actually, it seems like this is a real competition and the shade structures will get built at the predetermined locations.
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Old Posted Sep 17, 2020, 11:12 PM
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From the article.

‘The winner will have no guarantee that their idea will ever be realized, as the project is still notional, Brown emphasized. If implemented after future review by City Council, the eventual project would be budgeted at $750,000.’

We will have to wait and see IF the winning design is ever realized.

I’d love to see most of them around town.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:09 AM
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From the article.

‘The winner will have no guarantee that their idea will ever be realized, as the project is still notional, Brown emphasized. If implemented after future review by City Council, the eventual project would be budgeted at $750,000.’

We will have to wait and see IF the winning design is ever realized.

I’d love to see most of them around town.
I’m going off this Heron article.
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Old Posted Yesterday, 12:48 AM
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is the cenotaph moving or not? I don't get all the protest of moving it down from its spot. . The same people protesting the move are probably the same people yelling in city council meetings when there's a motion to expand a sidewalk to allow for better walk-ability.
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https://sanantonioreport.org/texas-h...lamo-cenotaph/
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Old Posted Yesterday, 4:21 AM
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unfortunately, this whole project has fallen victim to politics. Leave it to the big mouth East Coaster Dan Patrick to throw this project into further disarray.
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I can't tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

After reading that article, it seems as if some people want the cenotaph removed because it infringes on its cultural roots as one of the missions. Doesn't necessarily seem like a good business move to concentrate the redevelopment efforts on that, in my opinion, as much as I respect the history. Honestly, most people don't visit the Alamo for the culture.
But I also find Dan Patrick's hyperbole pretty astounding. “It was the most important 13 days in the history of Texas and Western civilization”. Seems a bit over the top to me.

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I can't tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

After reading that article, it seems as if some people want the cenotaph removed because it infringes on its cultural roots as one of the missions. Doesn't necessarily seem like a good business move to concentrate the redevelopment efforts on that, in my opinion, as much as I respect the history. Honestly, most people don't visit the Alamo for the culture.
The most recent Alamo redesign rendering shows the compound as it was at the time of the battle, with wooden barricades and cannon emplacements. Leaving the cenotaph on site while ignoring the countless native people whose bodies are actually still (probably) buried in the campo santo right in front of the chapel is what infringes on cultural roots.
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The current Alamo redesign proposal reminds me of the main plaza at Balboa Park. As for the Cenotaph I never liked the location and was hoping the city would have purchased the old Joske's before the massive renovation. This way could have leveled it to make it a park and move the Cenotaph there. Plus would be great to free St. Joseph Catholic Church and see it from Alamo Plaza.
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