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Proposed glass wall taken out of Alamo Master Plan

Many people thought wall would be historically inaccurate

SAN ANTONIO – A proposed glass wall has been taken out of the Alamo Master Plan.

There was a lot of opposition to the idea of a plexiglass wall. Many people thought the wall would be historically inaccurate, and some also thought it would be a safety hazard.

Some of the other ideas that were revealed to be in the Master Plan included building indoor galleries and an 'open air' museum, revealing what's left of the original Alamo wall footings, adding more trees to make a canopy over the plaza creating shade, moving the Cenotaph south and keeping the idea of closing South Alamo and East Houston streets to vehicle traffic.

There will be a series of public hearings over this summer to get input from residents.

  • June 18 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Barrera Multi-purpose room at Ron Darner Park Operations Headquarters.
  • June 19 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center.
  • June 20 at 6:30 p.m. Location: Embassy Suites Hotel & Spa at Brooks.
  • June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Location: San Antonio Garden Center.

The Alamo Master Plan was approved in May last year.