Amarillo’s skyline is getting it’s first extreme makeover in three decades.
While debate continues over the proposed multi-purpose event venue, construction continues on the $42-million seven-story Xcel Energy office building.
Work on the proposed $45-million Convention Center Hotel is expected to begin next month.
Downtown Amarillo Inc. Executive Director Melissa Dailey says Amarillo’s skyline hasn’t changed this dramatically since the 1980’s.
Dailey says the construction of the Xcel Energy building is an example of how catalyst projects like the Convention Center Hotel spur more growth.