Officials: Alamo must be moved at cost of $450M because in its current location it ‘blocks views’

Officials: Alamo must be moved at cost of $450M because in its current location it ‘blocks views’
Forget the Alamo!

[Ed. – Talk about paving paradise and putting up a parking lot!]

 San Antonio officials insist a historic monument must be relocated as part of the $450 million plan to redevelop the Alamo.

City Councilman Roberto Trevino told the newspaper that the 1930s Cenotaph doesn’t fit on-site and obscures views. He says the city isn’t considering leaving the 60-foot (18-meter) in its current location.

The monument honors Alamo defenders killed in the 1836 battle.

Relocating the structure has been the most vocally opposed issue in the plan proposed in 2014 by the city, the Texas General Land Office and nonprofit Alamo Endowment. Residents have also voiced concerns about demolishing buildings and closing streets.

(h/t Mike Dorstewitz)

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