Tower of the Americas and The Riverwalk

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Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas is a 750 feet high observation tower with a restaurant in San Antonio, Texas. Tower of the Americas, designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford, was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.

 

On August 9, 1966, the bid for construction of the tower was let to Lyda-Lott, a joint venture between two general contractors, Darragh & Lyda, Inc. of San Antonio and H. A. Lott, Inc. of Houston, Texas.

 

The tower was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 to 1996, until the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower was built.

The Riverwalk

 

The tower is located in the middle of HemisFair Park. The tower has an observation deck accessible by elevator for a fee. There is also a lounge and revolving restaurant at the top of the tower providing panoramic views of the city.

 

 

The San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Rio) is a network of walkways around the San Antonio River, linking several major attractions one story beneath downtown San Antonio, Texas. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right

Today the River Walk is an enormously successful special-case pedestrian street, one level down from the automobile street. The River Walk winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops, connecting the major tourist draws from Alamo Plaza to Rivercenter, to the Arneson River Theatre close to La Villita, to Hemisfair Park, to the Tower Life Building. During the annual springtime Fiesta San Antonio, the River Parade features flowery floats that literally float.

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Tower of the Americas
Tower of the Americas
The Riverwalk
The Riverwalk
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Tower of the Americas!
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Tower of the Americas Park
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Me @ Tower of the Americas Park
Tower of the Americas Park
Tower of the Americas Park
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Me @ Tower of the Americas Park
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Tower of the Americas Park
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Tower of the Americas Parking lot
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View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
View from Tower of the Americas
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View from Tower of the Americas!
View from Tower of the Americas!
View from Tower of the Americas!
View from Tower of the Americas!
View from Tower of the Americas!
Alamodome
Alamodome
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The Riverwalk
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Me @ Alamodome
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Building in The Riverwalk
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The Riverwalk
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The Riverwalk
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Me @ The Riverwalk
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The Riverwalk
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Me @ The Riverwalk
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The Riverwalk
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Riverwalk
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Hard Rock Cafe
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Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio
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