As a teenager during HemisFair ’68, I was impressed by the numerous artworks made by world-class artists. We still see the huge mural atop the Lila Cockrell Theater. I also remember the mural by the famous Mexican artist Carlos Merida. It was located in the then-new Convention Center next to a spiral staircase that went from street level to river level. I went last week to see it before the building is torn down as part of the replacement new Convention Center. The staircase entrance was closed and the windows were covered. Could it be that the Merida mural was taken out of the area to a new location or was it torn down? It would be a sin if it is not preserved. The city could have used it in the atrium of the new Convention Center instead of spending a million dollars on a new work of art.
Paula Allen, San Antonio Express News