We are here today because of the Woolworth Building, but also because of the building that stands opposite it, and because of the space between them. There is perhaps no building in the United States to which so much meaning has been attached for so long as the Alamo. Indeed, the Woolworth is at risk of being demolished because of emotional and symbolic weight the Alamo has long been made to bear.
Written by Kathryn O'Rourke on Jun 18 2020 - 6:49pm
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Oct 17 2018 - 5:46pm
The battle lines are drawn over Alamo Plaza. Leading the charge to defend the iconic public space is the San Antonio Conservation Society, which has collected 7,500 signatures on its Petition to Save Alamo Plaza.
Written by Mike Greenberg on Jul 6 2018 - 2:22pm
For a document obsessed with events of 1836, the new “Alamo Comprehensive Interpretive Plan,” reads more like “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” a dystopian novel that satirizes hypocrisy by the state. “Embrace the continuum of history” means “repudiate the continuum of history.” “Enhance connections to the surrounding streets” means “reduce connections to the surrounding streets.” “Enable pedestrian flow through the site” means “restrict pedestrian flow through the site.”
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Jun 7 2018 - 2:43pm
NOWCastSA webcast The Alamo Citizen Advisory Committee meeting on June 7, 2018 from the Witte Museum Prassel Auditorium. The committee heard a presentation by the design team on draft site plan and strategy for Alamo Plaza. Afterwards, the committee members discuss the presentation and their reaction to the draft plan. Anyone can replay it here for free, right here on this page, thanks to generous support from Myfe Moore. (Scroll down for additional details and context)
Written by Mike Greenberg on Apr 20 2017 - 11:54am
By Mike Greenberg In nearly four decades as an architecture and urban planning critic in San Antonio, I have seen some good plans and some bad plans. Never have I seen anything as destructive, wasteful and historically insensitive as the Alamo Plaza Master Plan. It deserves a place of honor all its own in the trash bin.
Written by Don Mathis on Dec 14 2016 - 10:41pm
San Antonio prides itself on holiday lights. Some people don’t even take their Christmas lights down after the new year. They just flick a switch when the next Christmas rolls around to celebrate another season of holiday cheer.
Written by Joe Ruiz on Sep 1 2011 - 11:27am
As millions of people awaken across the United States on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Shrine of Texas Liberty -- The Alamo -- will host a memorial service and commemoration of the events that changed a nation.