The Main Tower at the University of Texas is the campus’ most iconic building, and for many years it and the Texas Capitol defined the skyline of Austin. Completed in 1937 and designed by Paul Cret, it is the centerpiece of Cret's beaux arts plan for the campus. Locally quarried limestone frames the doors and West Texas marble lines the main staircase. On nights when Longhorns’ teams celebrate big victories, it is lit in orange.