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Weston Urban proposes cutting-edge, glass skyscaper for Frost Bank headquarters

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San Antonio developer Weston Urban will break ground this winter on its most ambitious project yet — a gleaming 23-story glass skyscraper amid a sea of concrete and stone buildings downtown that president Randy Smith says will redefine the city’s unremarkable skyline.

Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the tower rises 400 feet high, culminating in a crown unlike anything else in San Antonio’s skyline.
The new Frost headquarters will be the first office tower built downtown since Weston Urban’s co-founder, local tech magnate Graham Weston, built the Weston Centre in 1989. It will increase the downtown supply of prestigious class A office space by 20 percent with 400,000 new square feet of offices.




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Hopefully it gets past the Historic and Design Review committee.

A friend of mine who works for the SA Express News posted entire article earlier. A snippet from that article that caught my attention.
"Designed by world-renowned architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, the tower has an octagonal footprint that tapers in at the top. Its walls rise 400 feet high, culminating in a crown unlike anything else in San Antonio’s skyline. The tower’s sharp edges, meant to increase the number of corner offices, will be lit at night by a pinstripe of LED lights."

That roof line shape outlined with LED lights would look great at night.

Let's hope this building rises!
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http://www.mysanantonio.com/real-est...ry-8399276.php


New Frost Tower building clears first regulatory hurdle

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The Frost Tower, a proposed state-of-the-art skyscraper that is seen as a turning point for the effort to redevelop downtown, passed its first hurdle in the city’s design approval process Wednesday.

The San Antonio Historic and Design Review Commission unanimously approved the 23-story tower, designed by renowned international architecture firm Pelli Clarke Pelli, on a vote of 8-0. Local developer Weston Urban, which is building the tower with Dallas firm KDC, will return for final approval in the fall.

City staff recommended giving the tower the go-ahead, as long as the developers provide more detail before final approval on its landscaping, the facades of the parking garage and the LED pinstripe lights that will run along its sides. They are also required to perform an archaeological investigation of the site.

The tower, which will occupy 2.8 acres at the northwest corner of Houston Street and Flores Street, will serve as a new headquarters for Frost Bank, which will sell its current 23-story headquarters to the city. It be the first office tower built downtown since 1989, when the 32-story Weston Centre was built.

It will increase the amount of prestigious class A space downtown by 400,000 square feet, or 20 percent. A six-story parking garage with more than 900 spaces will wrap around the building, with 20,000 square feet of retail space on the ground level that Weston Urban hopes to fill with high-end shops.

For more on this story, visit ExpressNews.com or read the Thursday edition of the San Antonio Express-News.

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Wow this is good news for SA!
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Wow this is good news for SA!
I agree! I couldn't find the full article that I posted but that shows the good news at least. The full article states that they're waiting for or wanting more renderings of what the street level will be like with landscaping etc.

I really hope this building goes up. The San Antonio skyline needs a new look.
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Anything new and cool being build in SA this year?
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Frost Bank Tower

http://news4sanantonio.com/news/loca...r-on-wednesday

Looks like San Antonio is officially getting its newest high rise downtown!

From News4 WOAI
"Official groundbreaking for new Frost Bank Tower set for Wednesday

SAN ANTONIO —
You may have already seen some construction work, but Wednesday is the official groundbreaking for a new Frost Bank Tower.

The skyscraper will change San Antonio's skyline. City leaders hope it will help attract more businesses and tourism. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Cullen-Frost Bank Tower will take place around 1:30 p.m. at Houston Street and Travis Street.

In 2015, the City of San Antonio entered a deal with Frost Bank and Weston Urban. The public-private deal involved the sale of several buildings. The city spent about $50 million to buy the old Frost Bank Tower to get more office and parking space.

Weston Urban and partners will develop the new 23-story Frost Tower, and provide some mix-use units, including residential space. This is the first new high-rise in the area since 1989.

This transformation is helping the city reach its goal of creating an urban core, offering Downtown space for work, living and recreation.

"I think we are well on our way to having a Downtown that really is vibrant, that's 24-7, and a place for San Antonians,” said Mayor Ivy Taylor. “Tourists want to be in authentic places where people live."

The new Frost Tower will have more than 430,000 square feet of office space with a parking garage. Construction is expected to be done in 2019."

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