Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center http://tpr.org en Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home http://tpr.org/post/convention-centers-mustangs-looking-new-home <p>If you've seen the five horses caught in mid-gallop on the east wall of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you may be wondering where they have run off to.</p><p>The bad news: The east end of the convention center has been demolished, and Mustangs at Noon, the art piece that created the striking image, is gone. The good news: It's probably coming back. Somewhere, at some point.</p><p>“We had them professionally removed very carefully," said Public Art San Antonio Manager Jimmy LeFlor. "They’ve been set aside from all the demolition so they’re protected."</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:02:33 +0000 Jack Morgan 26654 at http://tpr.org Convention Center's "Mustangs" Looking For A New Home Take A Look At The First Drawings Of The New Convention Center http://tpr.org/post/take-look-first-drawings-new-convention-center <p>The San Antonio City Council got their first look at the designs for the new expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center this week.</p><p>At the council session, Michael Sawaya, director of Convention and Sports Facilities, said almost immediately after taking the podium that San Antonio has outgrown the current setup.</p><p>He said it’s important that San Antonio remain competitive for conventions going forward.</p><p>"It’s about sustainability, about quality and about convenience for the customer, about being a one-stop shop destination," he said.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 21:07:35 +0000 Ryan Loyd 13188 at http://tpr.org Take A Look At The First Drawings Of The New Convention Center Commerce Street Closure Begins Today, Market Street To Follow http://tpr.org/post/commerce-street-closure-begins-today-market-street-follow <p></p><p>Construction begins today for the realignment of Market Street underneath IH-37, and as the city begins to make way for expansion of the <a href="http://www.sahbgcc.com/" target="_blank">Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center</a>, parts of Market Street need to be repositioned.</p><p>The first phase is a permanent closure of the contraflow lane from the northbound feeder road onto Commerce Street. The road will be converted into a pedestrian walkway and bike lanes.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 21:07:47 +0000 Joey Palacios 10496 at http://tpr.org Commerce Street Closure Begins Today, Market Street To Follow