In this entry for a 2017 competition we called for the ornate entry of San Antonio’s historic City Hall to be physically removed from the historic building and relocated fifty feet to the east beyond a dense layer of mature oak trees. By transforming the building’s entry arch into a freestanding “Tricentennial Arch” City Hall would achieve a civic presence appropriate for a city of its size. The space in between the existing façade and the relocated arch would then be filled with a series of ramps and landings to provide access to those in wheelchairs while also creating a platform for civic activities. Press conferences, public announcements and civil protests would have an appropriate stage on which to occur.