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Frost Tower

640 Taylor St. - 2018

  • Frost Tower from Houston Street
    Frost Tower from Houston Street
  • Frost Tower from the Northwest
    Frost Tower from the Northwest
  • Frost Tower from the Northwest
    Frost Tower at Dusk

The Frost Tower includes retail, office, and parking in a 25 story tower designed by Bennett Benner Partners for Anthracite Realty Partners, LLC of Fort Worth. The building has approximately 7,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail, 230,000 gross square feet of office, and over 900 above and below grade parking spaces. Jetta Operating Company, Inc., Frost Bank, and Whitley Penn are the main building tenants with additional lease space available. Parking spaces for the Fort Worth Club and Morningstar Oil & Gas have been designed into the parking garage to provide convenient access to their facilities.

Pedestrian access to the new tower is along Taylor Street, where visitors have access to a bank of high efficiency elevators taking them to the Sky Lobby level. This same elevator bank can also be directly accessed from all levels of the parking deck providing access to the Sky Lobby for those who park in the garage. Ground floor retail space enlivend the streetscape along 5th, Taylor and 6th Streets. The sidewalks are integral‐color unit pavers, and planting areas feature seasonal color and trees that have been carefully selected for their specific exposure in a downtown environment. Modern, high‐efficiency pedestrian lights further enhances the pedestrian experience by providing a well illuminated streetscape at the building perimeter. The Sky Lobby features views of surrounding downtown buildings as well as a security & visitor check‐in area that guests pass through on their way to the office tower elevator bank. This floor also includes high‐tech conference facilities that can be rented by anyone.

The office floors in the new tower are clad with a contemporary façade featuring a combination of high efficiency insulating glass curtain wall, metal panel, and a metal louver system. The parking structure is clad with a combination of curtain wall, and metal louver system, allowing air and light to flow into the garage while also blocking views into the garage from the street. The ground floor lobby is clad in mullionless “Pilkington” double height glass walls. The site is "L" shaped and the building was built around part of the Morningstar Oil & Gas complex. The first 13 floors of the building wrap around the existing structure and the office tower rises above those levels in a rectangular form. The building is 368 feet tall, and the city's 7th tallest. Branch & Bird, the sky lobby cafe, opened on the 12th floor, shortly after the formal opening of the building.. Branch & Bird bills itself as "Contemporary Cocktails and Cuisine with a View".

Photograph of Former Tarrant Savings Association/Star-Telegram Classified Building Demolished in 2009

 

Architectural Style:

Modern

Architect:

Bennett Benner Partners, Fort Worth

Category:

Office Building