Texas Historical Commission green lights new Exhibition Hall and Collections Building at Alamo Plaza

The ambitious, and at times contentious, revamp of San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza cleared a major hurdle earlier this week when the Texas Historical Commission gave its blessing to the 24,000-square-foot Exhibition Hall and Collections Building.

Designed by Gensler, the limestone-clad, two-story building is set to include state-of-the-art storage and conservation facilities and 10,000 square feet of exhibition space that will increase the amount of available square footage dedicated to displaying an expansive collection of documents and objects relating to the world-famous Texas Revolution battle by 500 percent. Construction on the building, located directly behind the existing Alamo Gift Shop on the eastern end of the site, is set to

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