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New Skyscraper Will Change San Antonio’s Skyline

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In 2018, San Antonio’s skyline will forever change with the completion of the new Frost Tower. On Monday, real estate development firm Weston Urban unveiled the plans for the new skyscraper. KSAT reports it “will be approximately 400 feet tall with 23 floors and about 420,000 square feet.”

The design feels only a bit reminiscent of Austin’s Frost Tower, as designer William Butler of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects aimed to create “a modern compliment to the masonry towers of [San Antonio’s] past. We set out to create something iconic and timeless for San Antonio and believe the Frost Tower achieves just that.”

Next winter, builders plan to break ground on the beautiful structure. The skyscraper will rise as the first office tower erected in San Antonio in the last 27 years. It will house Frost’s downtown San Antonio banking and financial headquarters.

Cesar Pelli, founder of the architecture firm, says, “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.”

It seems as though those who like the simple San Antonio skyline shouldn’t worry. The gorgeous reflective glass of the new structure should only enhance San Antonio’s already beautiful Texas sky.