Cambridge Tower

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Cambridge Tower
Cambridge Tower, Austin, Texas.JPG
General information
Architectural styleNew Formalism
Location1801 Lavaca St, Austin, Texas
CompletedFebruary 28, 1965
OpeningMay 1, 1965 (1965-05-01)
Height181 feet (55 m)
Technical details
Floor count15
Design and construction
Architect(s)Thomas E. Stanley
Main contractorThomas J. Hayman of Dallas
Cambridge Tower
Cambridge Tower is located in Texas
Cambridge Tower
Cambridge Tower
Cambridge Tower is located in the United States
Cambridge Tower
Cambridge Tower
Coordinates30°16′51″N 97°44′26″W / 30.280714°N 97.740472°W / 30.280714; -97.740472Coordinates: 30°16′51″N 97°44′26″W / 30.280714°N 97.740472°W / 30.280714; -97.740472
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference No.100002603[2]
Added to NRHPJune 20, 2018

Cambridge Tower is a building in Austin, Texas, United States, that opened in 1965 as a luxury apartment tower. The building was designed by Dallas-based architect Thomas E. Stanley, and contains numerous New Formalism architectural elements including balconies adorned with brise soleil columns and ornamental breeze blocks.[3] The building currently operates as a condominium.[4][5] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 20, 2018.[6]

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  1. ^ "NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES INVENTORY – NOMINATION FORM (70000766)" (PDF). National Park Service. June 20, 2018. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Rambin, James (April 13, 2020). "Cambridge Tower, Austin's Breeziest Building, Stays Cool in Strange Times". Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Cambridge Tower Condominium,
  5. ^ "Cambridge Tower: Austin's Landmark of Luxury," DOCOMOMO MidTexMod
  6. ^ "Details for Cambridge Tower (Atlas Number 2100002603)". Texas Historical Commission. Retrieved June 28, 2018.

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