AUSTIN (KXAN) - Workers are picking up the pace on repairs to a northwest Austin building damaged when a man intentionally crashed his plane into it last year.
The scene on the morning of Feb. 18, 2010, at the Echelon building was that of calamity and chaos as Andrew Joseph Stack's plane burst through the glass windows and fire erupted. Earlier in the day, Stack had set his North Austin home on fire.
Now workers on scaffolds are busy making repairs to the shell of the structure. The owners of the building plan to rebuild. Current work includes putting up glass curtain walls, reroofing the building and beginning to build out the interior. The elevator has been ordered for installation in October.
An official with KVA Asset Management, Kevin Kimball, said Friday the building will be ready for tenants to move into in early 2012.
The building had to be gutted after the plane crashed into the Internal Revenue Service offices at the site.
The crash killed Stack and an IRS worker, Vernon Hunter, inside the building.
Light snow flurries were reported early Saturday just north of the KXAN viewing area. Sub-freezing temperatures along with a slight chance of light snow, sleet and freezing rain will continue through Sunday morning.
Investigators are still trying to figure out who murdered an Austin teacher in Benghazi on Thursday.
Back in June, Governor Rick Perry signed a new law officially letting teachers and students use greetings such as "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hannukah" in school, all without getting in any trouble.
The Round Rock-based computer giant, Dell Inc., is offering some workers voluntary buyouts as it seeks to trim costs and boost productivity.
The Austin Humane Society reopened to the public Friday after closing its doors for six weeks.
Sub-freezing temperatures and an approaching upper level disturbance could combine to produce some patchy freezing drizzle or sleet Saturday and early Sunday morning.