San Antonio's skyline is getting an extreme makeover.For the first time in 25-years, work has begun on a new tower.
The 23-story tall Frost Tower building, going up near Houston and Flores, will be an all-glass structure that Councilman Roberto Trevino says will be an attention grabber.
The architect by trade says it's not Colonial, like much of the city, but it's not trendy either.
"What is awesome is about it is, it's a truly sculptural piece. It speaks to all the things that make this city great," he tells Newsradio 1200 WOAI.
The structure is a the realization of a dream had by former San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who pushed his so-called Decade of Downtown before leaving to be the HUD secretary. He says, for all the talk about growth, this building is something the city can point to.
"There is tremendous momentum downtown," he says. "There is a tremendous amount of energy."
When completed in 2018, the tower itself will have about 400,000 sq. ft. of office space.
Frost Bank will occupy about 250,000 sq. ft. of it, leaving 150,000 sq. ft. available for other tenants.