SAN ANTONIO – City and business leaders will stand alongside building developers Wednesday afternoon at the site of the first major commercial tower built in downtown San Antonio in nearly three decades to officially kick off construction.
After years of planning, the design for the new tower shows that the 460,000-square-foot building will be approximately 400 feet tall with 23 floors.
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The Frost Tower will be the first office tower built in downtown San Antonio in 27 years.
It will be the new corporate headquarters for Frost Bank, a banking and financial company that has been based in downtown San Antonio for almost 150 years.
“We are committed to avoiding formal preconceptions in designs. We believe in creating buildings that meaningfully contribute to the environment they are being incorporated in, and we have designed a building with the needs and aspirations of downtown San Antonio specifically in mind. I believe it will be a beautiful and proud tower,” said Cesar Pelli, founder of Pelli Clarke Pelli.
The building is expected to be complete in 2019.
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