The final touches are being put on the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which is set to open next week, as the AT&T Sky Wall was dedicated today.
"Seeing the night illuminated by the AT&T Sky wall will always remind us of the exciting experiences that are possible because of the Tobin," said Rene Flores, Regional Vice President of AT&T.
Bruce Bugg, the Chairman of the Bexar County Performing Arts Center Foundation, says the Sky Wall is dedicated to honor the $5 million grant awarded by AT&T six years ago this week, when the center was in its infancy.
Bugg says the AT&T Center donation jump started the private campaign to raise $54 million to convert the old Municipal Auditorium into the Tobin Center.
"Without that donation, I'm not sure that we would be opening this center next week," Bugg said. "This really gave us the courage to believe in the Art of the Possible."
Bugg said the Sky Wall will be San Antonio's new cultural icon.
"This will be the new landmark for downtown San Antonio," he said.
A water taxi port on the river, which will allow people to arrive in river barges to what Bugg called 'our second front door.'
The Tobin Center will formally open September 4 with the first ever joint performance by the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet, and Opera.
The Sky wall will feature LED lighting to illuminate the building, providing what Bugg called 'a new downtown profile.'