One American Center

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One American Center, on the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Congress Avenue

One American Center is a skyscraper in Downtown Austin, the state capital of Texas in the United States. Standing 394 feet (120 meters) tall and containing 32 floors, it is currently the 8th tallest building in Austin. The construction of One American Center was completed in 1984 and was developed by Rust Properties. It was the tallest building in Austin until the finishing of the Frost Bank Tower in 2003.[1] However with the current building boom in Austin, there are many structures planned and completed which are and will be taller than the One American Center, starting with the 360 Condominiums, The Ashton, The Austonian, The W Austin Hotel and Residences, and the Spring Condominiums.

Annually, Make-A-Wish Central and South Texas has a fundraising event called "Over The Edge," in which the first 300 persons to raise $1,500 in donations get to rappel 32 stories down the One American Center.

As of 2010 Haynes and Boone has an office in One American Center.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.emporis.com/application/?nav=building&id=1americancenter-austin-tx-usa&lng=3/ Emporis Page]." Retrieved on April 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Austin." Haynes and Boone. Retrieved on January 18, 2010.

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Preceded by
Dobie Center
Tallest Building in Austin
1982—2004
120m
Succeeded by
Frost Bank Tower

Coordinates: 30°16′07″N 97°44′36″W / 30.2686°N 97.7432°W / 30.2686; -97.7432