First look: Why the new 405 Colorado tower looks so different

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July 13, 2020

First look: Why the New 405 Colorado Tower Looks so Different

The Durham, North Carolina-based architecture firm known for designing Austin’s Frost Bank Tower has designed another uniquely shaped tower that will change the downtown skyline.

The early renderings of the 25-story 405 Colorado tower, designed by Duda Paine Architects, received a lot of attention for its unconventional design. As the tower is expected to reach a major milestone in August - construction will top out - the mastermind behind the tower, Turan Duda, a co-founding principal of Duda Paine, is explaining his inspiration and giving a first look at new renderings. 

While the tower couldn't scrape the sky because of site limitations, Duda said he has to get creative to make 405 Colorado "stand out in a crowd."