Weston Urban, KDC & TRT Holdings Inc. Begin Construction on Frost Tower
SAN ANTONIO, TX Weston Urban, KDC and TRT Holdings Inc. broke ground on Frost Tower, an approximately 460,000-square-foot, Class AA office tower in downtown San Antonio, Texas, that will serve as Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc.'s corporate headquarters.
Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli, Frost Tower is an iconic form based on the tradition of classic skyscrapers. The 23-story building reinforces a connection to the Central Business District by striking a distinctive silhouette on the skyline. The octagonal form of the tower tapers inwards as the shaft rises, and is enclosed in dynamic folding pleats of shimmering glass that terminate in a crown against the Texas sky.
The tower will include approximately 430,000 square feet of office space, a 400,000-square-foot wraparound parking facility at its base, 20,000 square feet of ground floor retail, and 10,000 square feet of tenant amenity space including a fitness center and lounge. JLL will lead the office leasing effort and San Antonio-based REATA will handle the retail leasing.
Frost will lease more than 60 percent of the building on a long-term lease, including a retail branch on the ground floor. As a part of a public-private partnership agreement among Weston Urban, Frost and the City of San Antonio, the former Frost building was sold to the city and will centralize approximately 1,400 city employees.
Completion is slated for 2019. Pelli Clarke Pelli is the design architect, Kendall/Heaton Associates is the production architect, Clark Construction Group LLC is the general contractor, and Gustafson Guthrie Nichol is the landscape architect.