List of tallest buildings in Austin
|Parts of this article (those related to documentation) are outdated. (August 2013)|
The U.S. city of Austin, Texas is the site of 62 high-rises that stand at least 180 ft (55 m). The tallest building in the city is the 56-story Austonian, which is 683 ft (208 m) tall. Completed in 2010, it is the tallest building in Texas outside of Houston and Dallas and the tallest all residential tower west of the Mississippi River. The second-tallest building is 360 Condominiums, which stands 581 ft (177 m) tall and was Austin's tallest from 2008 to 2010; this is followed by the Frost Bank Tower, which was Austin's tallest structure from 2004 until 2008.
The history of skyscrapers in Austin began with the construction of the Scarbrough Building in 1910, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper built in the city. Austin went through a skyscraper boom in the 1970s and 1980s, which resulted in the construction of more than 30 of the tallest buildings in the city. Since 2007, the city has been going through a second building boom, with a multitude of buildings constructed, including the Austonian and 360 Condominiums. Additionally, over 50 high-rises are either proposed or under construction as of July, 2015.[dead link] As of March 2015[update], no buildings are among the top 100 the tallest in the United States.
Tallest Buildings (Delivered)
This list ranks Austin's completed skyscrapers that stand at least 180 feet (55 m) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts or other objects not part of the original plans. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings.
|1||The Austonian||683 (208)||56||2010||Tallest residential building in the United States west of the Mississippi River; tallest building in Texas outside Houston and Dallas|
|2||360 Condominiums||581 (177)||44||2008||Stood as the tallest residential building in Texas until the Austonian surpassed it; the building was originally designed to be shorter, but more floors and units were later added.|
|3||Frost Bank Tower||515 (157)||33||2004||Was the first skyscraper in the United States to start construction after the September 11, 2001 attacks|
|4||W Austin Hotel and Residences||478 (146)||37||2010|||
|5||Spring||434 (132)||42||2009||Tallest building in the West End district|
|6||The Northshore||424 (129)||38||2015||-||Tallest apartment building in Austin. Topped out September 2015.|
|7||The Bowie||423 (129)||37||2015|||
|8||The Ashton||416 (127)||37||2009||Originally called The Altavida.|
|9||JW Marriott||408 (124)||32||2015|||
|10||Four Seasons Residences||401(122)||32||2010||Operated by Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts|
|11||One American Center||401 (122)||32||1984|||
|12||One Congress Plaza||397 (121)||30||1987||
|13||The Colorado||397 (121)||29||2014|||
|14||Austin Hilton Convention Center||377 (115)||31||2004|||
|15||Seaholm Residences||341 (104)||30||2015||Topped out July 2015.|
|16||Legacy at Town Lake||339 (103)||31||2008|||
|17||Bank of America Center||336 (102)||26||1975|||
|18||300 West Sixth||328 (100)||23||2002||Tallest building in Austin without aircraft warning lights.|
|19||100 Congress||328 (100)||22||1987||While ground work was being done, the construction crew found a Mastodon fossil.|
|20||San Jacinto Center||324 (99)||21||1987||One San Jacinto Center was supposed to have a twin, Two San Jacinto Center, but it was cancelled due to a market crash.|
|21||The Monarch||323 (98)||29||2008||The Monarch's name refers to the butterfly like wings on the top.|
|22||JPMorgan Chase Bank Tower||322 (98)||21||1974|| This was the 2nd building to exceed the height of the Texas State Capitol, and was the tallest building in Austin from 1974-1975, when the Bank of America Center was built.|
|23||Texas State Capitol||311 (95)||4||1888|||
|24||UT Main Building||307 (94)||29||1937||Before the observation deck was closed in the 1970s, it was visited by around 70,000 people per year. Tallest building built in Austin in the 1930s.|
|25||Dobie Center||307 (94)||29||1972||Tallest Dormitory in Austin. Tallest building built in Austin in the 1970s.|
|26||301 Congress||306 (93)||22||1986||Located in the lobby are fossils archaeologists believe are the skull of a Saber Tooth Tiger and the tusk of a Mastodon.|
|28||Seven||263 (80)||24||2015||The updated design replaced the stalled plans to build 7Rio|
|29||Westgate Tower||261 (80)||25||1967||Tallest building built in Austin in the 1960s. The building had the highest rooftop pool until the Four Seasons Residence were completed. The first residential skyscraper in Austin.|
|30||The Shore||257 (78)||22||2007|||
|31||Capitol Tower||246 (75)||20||1986|||
|32||816 Congress||242 (74)||20||1984||Originally called the First City Center, but was renamed when redone in 1994.|
|33||5th & Colorado||—||242 (74)||18||2015||Topped out October 2015.|
|34||The Castilian||—||237 (72)||23||1969||When built in 1969, it was the fifth tallest building in Austin.|
|35||William P. Clements State Office Building||237 (72)||15||1986||Tallest building in the Uptown/Arts District. The building was rated in 1992 by The Chronicle, as The Building with the Best Acoustics.|
|36||21 Rio||236 (72)||21||2009|||
|37||Moody Bank Tower||234 (71)||17||1981|||
|38||823 Congress||229 (70)||16||1971||Was the tallest commercial building until the Chase Bank Tower was built.|
|39||Austin Centre/Omni Hotel||226 (69)||16||1986||The adoni granite on the outside was imported from Italy.|
|40||AMLI on 2nd||225 (69)||18||2008|||
|41||Robert Lee Moore Hall||—||225 (69)||14||1974||The building houses the Fusion Research Lab at UT. The building also houses the McDonald Observatory.|
|42||Gables Park Tower||223 (68)||18||2014|||
|43||Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium||223 (68)||—||1924||Stadium for the Texas Longhorns football team|
|45||Capitol Center||210 (64)||15||1984|||
|46||JPMorgan Chase Tower||210 (64)||15||1980|||
|47||The Catherine||209 (64)||19||2015|||
|48||Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center||204 (62)||11||2001||The building was the tallest government building to break ground since the Texas State Capitol in 1882|
|49||Hotel Van Zandt||197 (60)||19||2015|||
|50||Hilton Garden Inn Austin||197 (60)||15||1984||Was the tallest hotel in Austin from 1985-1986(when the Omni Hotel was built).|
|51||The Whitley||196 (60)||16||2013|||
|52||Norwood Tower||189 (58)||15||1929||Dedicated as a state historical landmark in 2007. Was the first building in Austin to have an electric elevator.|
|53||Lyndon Baines Johnson State Office Building||188 (57)||12||1968||The building was once home to over 25,00 Mexican Freetail Bats.|
|54||William B. Travis State Office Building||188 (57)||12||1985|||
|55||IBC Bank||186 (57)||13||2014|||
|56||Hyatt Regency Hotel||185 (56)||17||1981||One of the first guests was then mayor of Austin, Carole McClellan|
|57||Southwest Tower Building||185 (56)||13||1973|||
|58||One Texas Center||183 (56)||13||1983||The building was supposed to have a taller 14 story companion tower, Two Texas Center.|
|59||Doubletree Austin Guest Suites||183 (56)||15||1987|||
|60||Cambridge Tower||181 (55)||15||1964||Cambridge Tower has a rooftop garden.|
|61||Stephen F. Austin Hotel||181 (55)||15||1924||Tallest hotel in Austin from 1924-1981(when the Hyatt Regency was built).|
|62||Austin City Lofts||180 (55)||14||2004||When Austin City Lofts was first built in 2004, it was the tallest building in the West End.|
Buildings Under Construction
This following are buildings which are under construction in Austin's central business district and are planned to rise at least 61 meters (200 ft).
ft / m
|The Independent||689 / 210||58||2018||Residential|
|Fairmont Austin Hotel||595 / 181||36||2017||Hospitality|
|500 West Second Street (aka: Google Tower)||400 / 122||28||2016||Office|
|Seaholm Residences||341 / 104||30||2016||Residential|
|Aloft+Element||328 / 100||31||2017||Hospitality (2 Hotels)|
|Hotel ZaZa & Residences at Post Republic Square||305 / 93||24||2017||Hospitality & Residential|
|University of Texas System Headquarters||270 / 82||19||2017||Office|
|5th+Colorado||242 / 74||18||2016||Office|
|8th & Nueces (aka: Aspen Heights)||235 / 72||22||2016||Office|
|Shoal Creek Walk||211 / 64||15||2017||Office|
The following are central business district building projects which have active, approved site plans and are expected to rise at least 61 meters (200 ft).
ft / m
|Waller Park Place - Building C||632 / 193||54||-||Hospitality & Residential|
|Waller Park Place - Building B||532 / 162||46||-||Residential|
|70 Rainey||472 / 144||35||2018||Residential|
|99 Trinity||467 / 142||38||-||Residential|
|5th & Brazos||402 / 123||36||-||Hospitality & Residential|
|Austin Proper Hotel & Residences at Austin Proper||397 / 121||33||2018||Hospitality & Residential|
|Third+Shoal||387 / 118||29||2018||Office|
|Hotel Congress||332 / 101||26||-||Hospitality|
|Waller Park Place - Building A||327 / 100||26||-||Office|
* Table entries with dashes (—) indicate that information regarding building heights or dates of completion has not yet been released
Timeline of Tallest Buildings
This list includes buildings that have held the title of the tallest building in Austin as well as the current titleholder, the Austonian.
|Name||Image||Street address||Years as tallest||Height
|Texas State Capitol||1100 Congress Avenue||1888–1974||311 (95)||4|||
|Chase Bank Tower||210 West 6th Street||1974–1975||325 (99)||21|||
|Bank of America Center||515 Congress Avenue||1975–1984||328 (100)||25|||
|One American Center||116 West 6th Street||1984–2004||401 (122)||32|||
|Frost Bank Tower||120 East 4th Street||2004–2008||515 (157)||33|||
|360 Condominiums||360 Nueces Street||2008–2010||581 (177)||44|||
|The Austonian||201 Colorado Street||2010–present||683 (208)||56|||
- List of tallest buildings in Texas
- List of tallest buildings in the United States
- List of tallest structures in the United States
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