The North Side, dominated by the densely developed corridor of I-35 and Loop I-410, is typical American suburbia, with strip centers, office buildings, and large malls arranged alongside the highways. The most significant site in this area is Randolph Air Force Base ( SA123), which originally was surrounded by vast tracts of undeveloped land. That situation remained until the development of the San Antonio International Airport in 1952 and the University of Texas at San Antonio with its medical center in 1974. By the 1990s, further development in this section of the city stretched past the Bexar County line beyond Loop 1604.
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