Starting today, crews will begin work on disassembling the iconic bandstand in Alamo Plaza, in front of the Menger Hotel, in accordance with approvals from the Historic Design and Review Commission (HDRC) and the Alamo Plan. Existing trees will be pruned in coordination with the City of San Antonio Arborist, then a methodical and systematic disassembly of the bandstand will begin. A live feed of Alamo Plaza construction can be viewed on theAlamo.org.
Much of the work will consist of disassembly prep this week. Work to remove the roof of the bandstand will take place on Friday, May 1. The Roof will be transported to Berkely V. and Vincent M. Dawnon Park.
Individual components of the bandstand have been catalogued and numbered for ease of the planned reassembly which is set to begin Monday, May 4.
Additionally, two existing bronze dedication plaques and a time capsule will also be carefully removed and delivered to the City of San Antonio’s Parks Department for safekeeping.