One Congress Plaza

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One Congress Plaza
One Congress Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Type Office
Location 111 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas
Coordinates 30°15′51″N 97°44′41″W / 30.2642°N 97.7448°W / 30.2642; -97.7448Coordinates: 30°15′51″N 97°44′41″W / 30.2642°N 97.7448°W / 30.2642; -97.7448
Completed 1987
Opening 1987
Roof 390 ft (119 m)
Technical details
Floor count 30
Design and construction
Architect Susman Tidale Gayle Architects

One Congress Plaza is a skyscraper in Downtown Austin, the state capital of Texas in the United States. Standing 390 feet (119 meters) tall and containing 30 floors, standing as the eighth tallest building in Austin.[1] One famous feature of the building was its sunken plaza, which included trees and park benches, as well as the location for the AMOA Art Show.[2] The plaza was razed in 2016 and is being rebuilt as a food court.

Built in 1987, the building was one of the skyscrapers built during the 1970s and 1980s boom Austin had at the time, and still is one of Austin's most famous buildings. Norwest Plaza, and Franklin Federal Plaza have been other names for One Congress Plaza.[2]

One Congress Plaza stairsteps back from Congress Avenue so as to meet the requirements of a 1931 height restriction.

The building is owned by Cousins Properties of Atlanta, Georgia.[2][3] One Congress Plaza has 548,823 square feet (50,987.3 m2) of space and is one of Austin's waterfront skyscrapers.[4]


  1. ^ List of tallest buildings in Austin
  2. ^ a b c "One Congress Plaza". Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  3. ^ "One Eleven Congress | Cousins Properties". Retrieved 2017-10-06. 
  4. ^ "One Congress Plaza". Retrieved 2010-04-15. 

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