The Austin Formula One site is no longer just that. The former plot of scrub forest southeast of Austin will be the host of not one, but two huge international motor races, and the project, now pegged with a $400 million price tag, will include a conference center, a 22-story signature tower and possibly a hotel.
The track, newly christened the Circuit of the Americas, Tuesday added a premier motorcycle event that will begin a 10-year run in 2013.
It appears, however, that local architects will design the signature structure, a 22-story tower with a museum at the base that will overlook the 3.4-mile circuit and offer a view of the Austin skyline.
More details to come soon!