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A Development Team Will Begin Reimagining the Alamo

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Years of studying, overhauling and fundraising are ahead for the famous Alamo in San Antonio.

MySA reports that construction on a new project is expected to begin in 2021 and open in 2024: “Experts are working to expand the Alamo experience beyond the state-owned 4.2-acre complex. The plan is likely to include a vision for a modern visitor center, and recommendations on public art, pedestrian access and other area upgrades.”

Before the new improvements begin, archaeologists will investigate the area. Experts will locate exact areas of archaeological interest with “ground-penetrating radar and digs.” According to a press release, “the purpose of the work is to determine the location of the structural limits of the compound’s walls and how the landscape of the site has shifted over time.”

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Updates from archaeologists will be announced every morning to visitors of the Alamo and afterwards, they will post the news online.

A presentation lead by the development team stated the “the highest standards of Heritage Planning & Design are to be observed” along with “authenticity, integrity and reversibility for all planning and design decisions.” The city and state have already provided $42 million, but there’s a good possibility hundreds of millions more will be privately raised.

More information about the master plan and up-to-date archaeological can be found on the Reimagine the Alamo website.

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