Frost Bank Tower

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Frost Bank Tower
The Frost Bank Tower
Alternative namesFBT, Congress at Fourth, Fourth & Congress
General information
Location401 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas[1]
Coordinates30°15′59″N 97°44′34″W / 30.266489°N 97.742689°W / 30.266489; -97.742689Coordinates: 30°15′59″N 97°44′34″W / 30.266489°N 97.742689°W / 30.266489; -97.742689
Construction startedNovember 27, 2001[1]
OpeningJanuary 23, 2004 [2]
Cost$137 million[3]
Roof515 ft (157 m)[1]
Top floor400 ft (122 m)[1]
Technical details
Floor count33[1]
Floor area50,680 m2 (545,500 sq ft)[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectHKS, Inc., Duda/Paine Architects
DeveloperCousins Properties
Structural engineerBrockette Davis Drake[3]
Main contractorConstructors & Associates Inc.[1]

The Frost Bank Tower is a skyscraper in Austin, Texas, United States. Standing 515 feet (157 m) tall with 33 floors, it is the fifth tallest building in Austin, behind The Independent, The Austonian, Fairmont Austin, and the 360 Condominiums.[4] It was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003 as a class A office building with 525,000 sq ft (48,774 m2) of leasable space.[5][6] It was the first high-rise building to be constructed in the United States after the 9/11 attacks.[7] The building was officially dedicated in January 2004.[2]

The Frost Bank Tower was designed by Duda/Paine Architects, LLP and HKS, Inc. It carries the highest logo in the city at 420 ft (128 m). This advertises the San Antonio-based Frost Bank, whose Austin headquarters and insurance division are in the building.[7] Tenants in the building besides Frost Bank include the Austin offices of Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, and PIMCO. The silvery blue color glass facade was first used on the Reuters Building in New York City.[7] Cousins sold the building in 2006 to EQ Office for $188 million before the building was sold to Thomas Properties Group the same year. In 2013, ownership of the building transferred to Parkway Properties. The building is currently owned by Endeavor Real Estate Group.

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  2. ^ a b "Cousins Properties Opens Frost Bank Tower; 33-Story, 525,000-square-foot office tower is largest..." Archived from the original on December 6, 2008. Retrieved 2010-04-29.
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  4. ^ "Buildings of Austin". Emporis. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  5. ^ "4th and Congress Development Site". T. Stacy & Associates. Retrieved 2010-04-10.
  6. ^ "Frost Bank Tower". Steel Buildings. Archived from the original on 24 March 2018. Retrieved 17 March 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Frost Bank Tower". Emporis.

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