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After nearly two years of planning, The Alamo is getting a new look

SAN ANTONIO, TX (KLTV) -

It's one of the most historic battlefields in the U.S. and soon it will look a bit different.

The Alamo Master plan Management Committee recently unveiled it's detailed design master plan for the Alamo Complex and surrounding area. The images were unveiled in a public meeting at the Henry B. Gozalez Convention Center. The committee is composed of representatives from the Texas General land office, The City of San Antonio, and the private Alamo Endowment.

The images the committee unveiled depict a vision that they say restores reverence and dignity of the Alamo. They say the hope is to capture the imagination of all ages and all cultures for generations to come.

The team, led by Dr. George C. Skarmeas of Preservation Design Partnership, LLC, studied the physical evolution of the Alamo site. They started with the arrival of the Spanish missionaries in 1724 to present time. They also conducted archaeological research in the summer of 2016 to decide the best practices of heritage conservation for planning and design.

"Today marks a major benchmark in the nearly two-year mission to restore a sense of dignity and decorum to our Shrine of Texas Liberty," Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush said. "The Reimagine the Alamo team has worked with countless stakeholders, gathering input from the public, state leaders, city officials, local business owners, experts in revitalizing historic landmarks, archeologists, historians, and those who love Texas' rich history, so that we can truly honor this noble site and build a museum worthy of its status. With the unveiling of these detailed renderings we enter a new phase - the mission to Reimagine the Alamo has become more tangible and the momentum continues to build."
A meeting will be held on April 18th to continue the process of gathering feedback on the proposed design. To see more on the Alamo's redesign project you can click here.
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