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The Bush Family Bank: The Frost Bank
Facts about frost bank
- A tin cross was embedded in the concrete of each floor, following tradition. The last cross was added at 9 pm on May 27, 2003 to the penthouse. The
idea came from a story about an immigrant who worked on construction during the 1940s in New York City.
- At the time of its groundbreaking on November 27, 2001, this was the tallest building in America to have started construction after the September
11th attacks. Source: Cousins Properties Inc.
- The silvery blue color glass facade has only been used once on one other building in the world, 3 Times Square, also known as Reuters Building in
New York City.
- The building is located on a 1.7 acre lot at the northeast side of Fourth Street and Congress Avenue. The building's footprint takes up 1.6 acres.
- The height of the tower crane used during construction was 600 feet tall. This broke a record as the tallest ever used in Austin at that time.
- Over 200,000 square feet of glass was used in the facade of the tower; 45,000 square feet of glass was used in the crown, about one acre's worth
(materials in the crown alone cost $1.5 million).
- Four Frost Bank logo signs were added above the main roof. The logos are 20 feet in diameter. The signs are now the highest signs on a skyscraper in
Austin at approximately 420 feet high.
- Floorplates range in size from 16,826 to 25,856 square feet.
- May 28, 2003, the building has its topping out ceremony for the main roof and mechanical penthouse. A 30-foot cedar tree was hoisted to the top of
the mechanical penthouse.
- The building is exactly 515 feet, 9 inches tall.
- Tallest building in Austin.
- The project includes a plaza with a restaurant, a workout facility and high-speed elevators.
- The original design called for a blue glass rectangular shaped tower with a 3-story limestone podium. It was to be 352 feet tall with 27 floors.
- The building's lighting design won Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Inc. the 2004 IALD Award of Merit.
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