Skyscraper Proposed for Austin Would Be Tallest in Texas

The skylines are starting to catch up to the hype about everything being bigger in Texas.

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November 15, 2022, 7:00 AM PST

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


Multiple bridges busy with cars cross Lady Bird Lake outside downtown Austin, Texas.

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Austin could soon be the home of the tallest building in Texas—a proposed supertall tower that would reach 80 stories for a grand total of 1,035 feet.  

James Rambin reports about Austin-based developer Wilson Capital’s proposal for a multi-family residential building that will redefine height in the Lone Star State.

“The multifamily residential building planned for the 0.8-acre property at 410 East Fifth Street, now known as Wilson Tower, is set to rise 80 floors to a total height of 1,035 feet — and yes, that would make the project the new tallest tower in Texas upon completion, exceeding the height of the Waterline supertall project currently under construction a few blocks away by 13 feet,” writes Rambin [emphasis from the original].

The target market for the development is decidedly high end. According to the developer, Wilson Tower will include 450 apartments in all, including a few penthouses. “Wilson Tower is set to offer four floors of resident amenities including a pool deck, movie theater, and cocktail lounge. The building also plans an entire floor dedicated to pets, including grooming services, a playroom, and dog run. The tower’s ground-level streetscape contains a signature restaurant and bar space, plus valet parking for residents,” according to Rambin.

The Austin office of global architecture firm HKS Inc. is leading the design team behind the proposed building. Renderings of the proposed supertall are available at the source article below. 

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