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Old 10-13-2006, 01:47 PM
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Default Re: Interesting building

Want to see an interesting building?

Frost Bank Tower is a skyscraper in Austin, Texas. Standing 515 feet (157 meters) tall and containing 33 floors, it is the tallest building in Austin. It is taller than the tallest building in many other U.S. cities including San Diego, California; Oakland, California; and Phoenix, Arizona. It was designed by Duda/Paine Architects, LLP and HKS, Inc. It has the title for tallest logo above ground in the city. The silvery blue color glass facade has only been used on one other building in the world, Reuters Building in New York City.

When looking directly at the corner, the top of the building appears to be the head of an owl, the mascot for Frost Bank, with the Frost logos making the eyes; the beak and ears are also clearly seen. Many say this building represents Moloch the Owl. Others contend that this is coincidental, since almost any clock tower resembles an owl, with the clocks making the eyes, and nearby is the Main Building of The University of Texas at Austin, a clock tower which is the subject of a false urban legend: that it was intentionally designed to look like an owl by a Rice University graduate.


Too new for viewing @ Google Maps... apparently...

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