April 16, 2017
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The Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio has attracted millions of visitors over the years, who learn about life in San Antonio during the 19th century and the bloody Battle of the Alamo during the 1836 Texas Revolution.
The plaza is being targeted for a massive redevelopment, of which components were recently unveiled to the public. Specifically, the created master plan includes closing portions of Alamo and Crockett Streets to traffic, while converting three buildings on the west side of Alamo Plaza to a four-story museum. The plan also calls for dismantling, repair and relocation of the 1930s Alamo monument (centograph), known as the “Spirit of Sacrifice.”
The San Antonio City Council is expected to vote on conceptual approval in May 2017. Lead Alamo master planner George Skarmeas, with PDP Architects, told the San Antonio Express-News that the plan was developed after input from more than 100 community meetings.
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