Futuristic design approved for DeLorean HQ
Trammell Crow and Pelli Clark at helm of 12-story office building at Port San Antonio
The emerging tech, innovation and entertainment hub known as Port San Antonio gave the green light for development of a futuristic office building befitting its major tenant, DeLorean Motor Company.
The Port San Antonio Board of Directors recently approved Trammell Crow Company’s plans for a 12-story office building at the main entrance to the 1,900-acre technology campus, bounded by Billy Mitchell Boulevard and General Hudnell Drive near the Lackland Air Force Base, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
In January, Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach was still in search of an architect for the project, wanting “an iconic building that becomes the gateway, the front door for the campus, the signature for what we’re doing.”
The port and Trammell Crow finally landed Pelli Clarke & Partners, which has designed unique skyscrapers across the globe, including the One Congress in Boston, Block 185 in Austin and Gioia 22 in Milan.
Early renderings for the building show a boot-shaped structure with a winding, rounded curve on the lower portion. Pelli Clarke & Partners already altered the city’s skyline once with the 23-story Frost Bank tower that opened in 2019, the outlet said.
The building will be home to DeLorean Motor Company — an electric car company looking to make a comeback after it made a splash in the 1980s. The city of San Antonio and Bexar County have promised $1 million in incentives if DeLorean creates 450 jobs at the site.
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