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I'ts too bad they turn off the crown lights at 2:00 AM. I understand the need to conserve energy, but I think this building looks best when it is lit up at night. Since it isn't the tallest anymore it doesn't stand out like it used to during the day. But at night it really stands out because the lighting is so much better than any other building.
Frost will always be the one skyscraper I won't forget watching go up. It was the first that cracked the 500 foot mark and the first major skyscraper that I really got to enjoy and watch go up. Sure there was 300 West Sixth, but Frost especially was a fun one to watch.
This building is beautiful and is my personal favorite in Austin. It would look even better if it was a few hundred feet taller so it dominated the skyline.
I have always had this fantasy that a much taller Frost is build: with the base as a major retail [ grocery ?] : the lower glass tower area as office floors; the more slender tower area as a hotel; and the horizontal banded area, with balconies, as condos. Now that would be GREAT. The block north of Republic Square is the site. The hotel and residential entrances are facing the park on 5th; the retail entry is on Guadeloupe; the office entrance on 6th.