The Independent (Austin, Texas)

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The Independent
Independent Austin construction 2018-01.jpg
Under construction in January 2018, viewed from the south
Alternative namesJenga Tower
General information
StatusUnder construction
LocationAustin, Texas
Address301 West Avenue
Construction started2016
Estimated completion2019
Height690 ft (210 m)
Technical details
Floor count58
Floor area950,001 sq ft (88,258.0 m2)
Design and construction
DeveloperAspen Heights; CIM Group; Constructive Ventures Inc.
Structural engineerLAM+DCI Engineers
Main contractorBalfour Beatty Construction
Other information
Number of units370

The Independent is an under construction residential skyscraper in Austin, Texas. At a height of 690 ft (210 m), it will be the tallest building in the city once completed, surpassing the 683 ft (208 m) tall Austonian, another residential skyscraper. The building was proposed in 2014, began construction in 2016, and is slated for completion in 2019. Once complete, Austin will hold the title for having the two tallest all-residential buildings west of the Mississippi River, that is: the Independent itself and the Austonian. It contains 58 floors, 370 apartments, and it has nicknamed the "Jenga Tower" and the "Tetris Tower".[2] The 9th floor will contain amenities such as a heated pool, club room, playground, and dog park, while the 34th floor will contain a fitness center, yoga deck, and an outdoor lounge.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Independent". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  2. ^ "The Independent". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  3. ^ "The Design". Independent Austin. Aspen Heights. Retrieved 2017-08-06.

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