architecture

Thursday marked architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th birthday. Wright created a modern, distinctly American architectural style. Some of his most iconic buildings are Fallingwater, built over a waterfall in Pennsylvania, and the spiraling Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Linda Pace Foundation

Ground was broken Wednesday morning for San Antonio's newest art museum. 

The building was conceived by the late artist and philanthropist Linda Pace, who said it came to her in a dream. Its curious name – Ruby City – is explained by the Linda Pace Foundation's Rick Moore.

"Ruby City was the reflection of Linda's dream where she envisioned an iconic structure that was deep red," Moore said.

And in typical Pace fashion, she planned for the museum to be a memorable structure.

Shen Yun Performing Arts

From a nostalgic joyride to Easter celebrations to Chinese dance, here are some top picks to keep you busy this holiday weekend.

Broadway Corridor Exhibit-Downtown:

There's one last chance to catch "1000 Parks and a Line in The Sky" at the Institute of Texan Cultures. The exhibit, about both the past and the future in San Antonio, closes April 16.  

"We have built a fifty, almost a 60-foot model that is lit up and exhibited where we are showing a possible route for the Skyride," says Dr. Antonio Petrov, professor of architecture at UTSA.

Courtesy Weston Urban

The architects and developers behind Frost Bank’s proposed downtown San Antonio headquarters say the Alamo City skyline is lacking pizzazz, but their 400-foot, 23-story glass skyscraper could change that.

“It’s time for something new,” says Bill Butler, of Pelli Clarke Pelli architects. “The skyline is beautiful as it is--and as iconic a handful of very strong buildings make it, cities are at their best where they evolve and grow over time.”

There hasn’t been an office high-rise added to the cityscape in nearly 30 years.

The Pritzker Architecture Prize is often called the Nobel for architects, and this year's winner is 48-year-old Chilean designer Alejandro Aravena. His prestige projects include the headquarters of a pharmaceutical company in China and a dormitory at St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas.

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