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Here's another residential high rise moving through the permit process.  There are no renderings, but the lot size and the 12:1 FAR mentioned in the documents indicate a ~30-story building.  It's in the popular Rainey district where the recently completed Skyhouse is and the proposed 99 Trinity and Waller Center towers would be.

  

https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=10916451

 

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Nice work Texas Hill Country! Thanks for the updates! Enjoy seeing all the renderings...what an impressive building boom continuing in Austin! The transformation of the ever growing skyline has been remarkable!

 

Some of my past renderings quit showing up here...I think I figured out the reason....

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Nice work Texas Hill Country! Thanks for the updates! Enjoy seeing all the renderings...what an impressive building boom continuing in Austin! The transformation of the ever growing skyline has been remarkable!

 

Some of my past renderings quit showing up here...I think I figured out the reason....

Yay, a momentary respite from the crickets!  Thanks for listening. 

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Here's a relatively recent shot of Downtown Austin from the south side of the Colorado River. That's The Bowie (from post #1) under construction on the far left.  There are a few more high rises outside of the photo on the far right.  Austin's high rises are spread out so much from east to west along the river that that they can't be captured in one close up shot.  But this photo shows as many as possible from this close.  Somebody sent me this picture, and I can't find a link for it.  But the excellent photographer has his name on it.

 

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The proposals keep coming.  Here's another nice residential building.  The drawing in the link below shows it to be 450' with four levels of underground parking. 

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http://riversideresources.com/download/5thWest/5th&WestBoards.pdf

This one has been moving forward under the radar.  The site plan was filed with the city in November and the project is called 5th & West:  

https://www.austintexas.gov/devreview/b_showpublicpermitfolderdetails.jsp?FolderRSN=11056288

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Nice posts man i got to give you credit I don't even live in Texas but seeing everything thats going on I hoping that my city can get like Austin some day.

It's a great time to be a skyscraper/construction nerd in Austin right now.  I only posted info about the tallest buildings.  There are a lot more mid-rise (4-10-story) residential buildings going up in Central Austin right now than high rises.  But I'm only focusing on the tallest ones. 

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Travis County announced this building (that just sneaks in as a high rise) on their downtown campus.  They have several other high rises planned as well.  But this building and most, if not all, of their planned buildings are severely limited in their height by the CVC (Capitol View Corridor) restrictions.

 

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From someone in the ATL to someone in the ATX, I have to say, I really enjoy following all of the developments going on in your city. The scale of what is going on in Austin is nearly unprecedented. It would be literally impossible to keep up all that's going on without something like what you do here. Keep up the good work!

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From someone in the ATL to someone in the ATX, I have to say, I really enjoy following all of the developments going on in your city. The scale of what is going on in Austin is nearly unprecedented. It would be literally impossible to keep up all that's going on without something like what you do here. Keep up the good work!

Thanks.  Barring something like another financial meltdown, the downtown building boom over the next few years is going to be amazing.  Austin's latest boom really started in ~2006 and was only interrupted by the lending crisis.  

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Here's an update on the 19-story Catherine apartment tower.  This will be the tallest building south of the Colorado River.  Zoning and NIMBYs limit the height on buildings along the South Shore, but this project is an indication that Downtown expanding across the river:

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 Photo by Izppjb at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453542&postcount=71

 

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Photo by Urbanizer at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6454442&postcount=72

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Here's the 30-story Seaholm Residences and the 18-story Gables.  Seaholm Residences is where the yellow crane is and the Gables is the almost completed building behind it.  The Gables completion was delayed because the top floor of the parking garage that had the residents' amenities center (exercise facilities, etc.,) had to be demolished because it was too tall and interfered with a CVC (Capitol View Corridor).  Oops.  (That's the Bowie just sneeaking into view on the far right.)

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Photo credit to OtherKevin at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6449223&postcount=3

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Site prep is underway for the 38-story residential tower which is the first of four towers being built by Trammell Crow on the Green Water site.  Notice that the Seaholm, Gables and the Bowie towers are neighbors.

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Photo by Urbanizer at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6454432&postcount=16

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Demolition is underway at the site of the the 47-story Magellan residential and hotel tower.  The Chicago based developers said construction would start in the second half of 2014 and that the rendering may change as the final height will be any where from 35 to 50-stories.

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Photo by Izppbj at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453574&postcount=35

 

 

Here's a rendering:  

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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6240727&postcount=1

 

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Here are the three biggest hotels under construction downtown:  

The 34-story, 1000+ room JW Marriott:  

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Photo by Izppjb at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6454029&postcount=487

 

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Photo by Izppbj at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453569&postcount=486

 

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Photo by MOPACS at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6435614&postcount=126

 

 

The 19-story Westin:  

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The 16-Story Hotel Van Zandt:  

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Photo by Priller at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6441759&postcount=70

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Here are two Office towers under construction:  

 

The 29-story Colorado Tower (with the JW Marriott in the background):  

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Photo by Priller at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6444628&postcount=226

 

 

The 13-story IBC Bank tower is pictured in the middle of this photo.  The tower under construction on the left is the 24-story 7 Rio apartment building.   The height of the IBC tower was limited to 13 floors due to the CVC.  At least the developers maxed out the site.

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Photo by Urbanizer at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6454430&postcount=108

 

 

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Here's an example of two of the many mid-rise residential developments going up all around central Austin outside of the downtown core.  This one is just south of the river on South Lamar:

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Photo by Izppbj at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453582&postcount=254

 

This is also on South Lamar and is an example of old Austin meeting new Austin.  This is the iconic Broken Spoke Saloon/restaurant/live music venue as it gets surrounded by the residential development that is happening on South Lamar:  

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Photo by Izppbj at SSP:  http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showpost.php?p=6453582&postcount=254

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