SOUND OFF: What's better for downtown office space?

Should city build new or remodel existing space?


With the city of San Antonio's announcement of a new skyscraper to be built downtown, some wonder what will happen to vacant office space that already exists downtown.

The announcement Wednesday included a complicated property swap that would result in the city trading various properties for the Frost Bank building, and Frost building a brand new high-rise.

Frost's new office tower would bring 400,000 square feet of Class A office space to downtown, and the first high-rise to San Antonio's skyline in more than 25 years.

However, downtown San Antonio also has a problem with vacant properties, with many located downtown. New recommendations to the City Council are aimed at reducing the number of underutilized properties and revitalizing the urban core.

Which do you think is better - building new, state-of-the-art office space in downtown San Antonio, or remodeling old buildings and retrofitting them to meet today's demands?

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