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As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« on: October 11, 2015, 06:57:38 pm »
"As the 18th-century Spanish mission prepares for renovation, some critics say it must be transformed from a one-dimensional attraction to find its footing in the clamor of downtown San Antonio."

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Re: As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 12:30:49 pm »
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"As the 18th-century Spanish mission prepares for renovation, some critics say it must be transformed from a one-dimensional attraction to find its footing in the clamor of downtown San Antonio."

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I live in San Antonio, so this is really personal to me.  I really don't feel that they should be messing with the Alamo itself.  I don't give a darn if "history doesn't sell" what I care about the historic significance of the site and that it just feels downright disrespectful to touch something that is so much part of not only the city's history, but the state's history as well.

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Re: As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 02:42:25 pm »
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I live in San Antonio, so this is really personal to me.  I really don't feel that they should be messing with the Alamo itself.  I don't give a darn if "history doesn't sell" what I care about the historic significance of the site and that it just feels downright disrespectful to touch something that is so much part of not only the city's history, but the state's history as well.


Agreed. I've never been to San Antonio unfortunately,  but that is an important part of our state's history. This seems to be a common issue all over the world. If an old monument doesn't bring in lots of money, it automatically either has to be altered to increase its "worthiness" or be destroyed to make room for other things that bring in profit.

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Re: As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2015, 11:17:53 am »
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Agreed. I've never been to San Antonio unfortunately,  but that is an important part of our state's history. This seems to be a common issue all over the world. If an old monument doesn't bring in lots of money, it automatically either has to be altered to increase its "worthiness" or be destroyed to make room for other things that bring in profit.

This makes me really sad. Maybe it's the recession, or just plan greediness but historical sites can't just be historical sites anymore. Everything must be gain a profit to be seen as worth anything. *smh*
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Re: As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 09:27:46 am »
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I live in San Antonio, so this is really personal to me.  I really don't feel that they should be messing with the Alamo itself.

I lived in San Antonio for many years -- from the mid-60s to early 2004. I am cautiously optimistic to the idea -- especially since in involves expanding the footprint of the site and getting rid of some of the tourist trap-style "attractions" around the Alamo. The current Alamo is a fraction of its original size and reconstruction some of the original site would give people a much better idea of what site was like.
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Re: As Alamo eyed for face-lift, officials debate how to rebuild
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2015, 02:31:16 pm »
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I lived in San Antonio for many years -- from the mid-60s to early 2004. I am cautiously optimistic to the idea -- especially since in involves expanding the footprint of the site and getting rid of some of the tourist trap-style "attractions" around the Alamo. The current Alamo is a fraction of its original size and reconstruction some of the original site would give people a much better idea of what site was like.


I've never minded the wax museum across the street, maybe because it's been there forever and I have a hard time with change. However, my gut instinct is to feel sad that they have to change it at all.

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