Centro San Antonio tour guests explore the Joske's construction site. Photo by Katherine Nickas.

Hard Hat Tour: ‘The Pit’ of Historic Joske’s Building

With then Mayor Henry Cisneros driving the project, the Rivercenter Mall was built around a lagoon on the river extension under the slogan, “Just Add Water.”

Today, visitors can amble back and forth between the Alamo and the mall, enjoy an ice cream cone, listen to Peruvian pipes, stay at the nearby historic Menger Hotel, and enjoy the scenery.