The company is celebrating the milestone with reduced admission to all the Ripley’s Entertainment attractions.
The controversial glass walls have not been approved and appear to be developing as an issue between Mayor Ivy Taylor and Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8).
For more than two decades, the Alamo Plaza Project has compiled visitor documents, surveys, petitions, and responses regarding people’s experiences at the plaza.
The initial design of a reimagined Alamo Plaza ignores a deed restriction from 1871 by specifically creating a structural glass interpretive wall.
It seems the Alamo is under siege again. Powerful forces are moving to completely redo Alamo Plaza. Some of their ideas are good, but many more are, frankly, catastrophic.
The Alamo needs to remain free – free to all the public, at all hours of the day and night, for all purposes.
The Alamo Master Plan will finally create a respectful environment for an American icon while creating civic spaces worthy of a great city.
To be a vital destination for everyone, it is equally important to have Alamo Plaza be a welcoming civic space as it has been for the past 200 years.
How to make Alamo Plaza a more historically representative site and keep it as a vibrant public gathering place for locals and visitors is the challenge.
Our city relies on tourism, but that doesn’t mean we should forget that it is ours. We don’t need to put Alamo Plaza behind glass to make it more sacred.