Blog » Frost Bank TowerThe Frost Bank Tower is one of the most recognizable buildings in Austin, and has been for well over a decade. Standing an impressive 515 feet tall with thirty-three floors, the Frost Bank Tower is the third tallest building in Austin behind only the 360 Condominiums and The Austonian. The Tower broke ground on November 17, 2001, and was developed by Cousins Property. After two years of construction the building was open for business on January 23, 2004.
The base of the building is a honed finish limestone, with the bulk of the building being coated in a blue glass. The type of glass is used on only one other building in the USA, and that’s the Reuters Building in NYC. This feature, along with the unique crown like top, makes this building stand out from the rest in the Austin Skyline.
The Frost Bank Tower has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Best New Building and Best Architecture by Austin Chronicle readers, the 2005 International Association of Lighting Designers Award of Merit, as well as the 2003 Texas Construction Magazine Award of Merit.
The Frost Bank Tower is the Austin Headquarters of Frost National Bank, and also contains the offices of Morgan Stanley, Ernst & Young, and the University of Texas Management Company, which manages the Permanent University Fund. In addition to offices there is an abundance of retail along the ground floors, ranging from the standard fare of restaurants and coffee shops to an in house dry cleaner.
To see how the Frost Tower stands out among the Austin Skyline, check out our collection of Downtown Austin Stock images here