About Frost Bank Tower
The Frost Bank Tower is a skyscraper in Downtown Austin, Texas, United States. Standing 515 feet (157 meters) tall and 33 floors, it is the third tallest building in Austin, behind the 360 Condominiums and the Austonian. It was developed by Cousins Properties from November 2001 to December 2003 as a class A office building. It was the first high-rise building to be constructed in the U.S. after the 9/11 attacks. The building was officially dedicated in January 2004. The tower is affectionately referred to as "Spike" by the local hipster community. The Frost Bank Tower was designed by Duda/Paine Architects, LLP and HKS, Inc. It has the title for tallest logo above ground in the city at 420 ft (128 m) which belongs to the logo's owner, San Antonio-based Frost National Bank, whose Austin headquarters and insurance division are in the building. Notable tenants besides Frost Bank include the Austin offices of Morgan Stanley and Ernst & Young, as well as the headquarters of the University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO), managers of the Permanent University Fund. The silvery blue color glass facade was first used on the Reuters Building in New York City.