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Damn, this is getting ridiculous.  A 60-story tower is proposed for the same intersection as the current next new tallest - the 848' 6XG tower.  This one probably won't surpass 6XG in height, but it could be the second 800' tower in Austin.   The developer is Ryan Companies who also recently announced a 634' office tower called Tower 5c.

Here's a rendering from an Austin Business Journal article.

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3 hours ago, carolinaboy said:

Looks like you need to update your recently updated Tallest list.  :tw_lol:

I did, and I will post my final 2019 update soon.  I was actually just waiting for an update about this project because I knew it was going to be tall.  More info from BBVA bank was released this afternoon, and it's coming in at 770'.  I was hoping for another 800 footer, but I'll take this.  Block 190 (WeWork Tower #4) could be this tall as well, and the Railyard Condos site could turn out to be a supertall.

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Man, it's nuts with everything going on in Austin.  Lived there 2009-2011 and saw the Austonian rise as the new tallest.   Crazy it's almost unrecognizable 10 years later.

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Azul at SSP Photoshopped the 848' 6XG tower into the rendering.  The 708' Republic tower site is in front of 6XG, and the 634' Tower 5C is by these as well.  Right now the skyline stretches for about a mile along the river.  These four towers will give the skyline a central focus/peak.  The four towers will have a nice ~70' step up in height among them from 634' to 848'.  

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Elevations have been released, and it gained 3'.  This is a skinny tower.  I don't think this will be affected by the economic slowdown since it is mostly residential and the office levels were taken by the bank with naming rights.  The bank and the developer/general contractor have deep pockets, and this may not run into financing problems.  

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Hopefully this one gets build, is with 6X Guadalupe and 44 East my 3 favorite projects going on now.


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Same here.  If this one gets built, it will make for an awesome skyline peak since it's on the same intersection as 6XG.  I also like 44 East because it will create a peak in the Rainey St. area.  I would like to see another one of the ~600 footers proposed for Rainey get built too.  I think Travis Tower #1 is the most likely.  Of all the proposals that haven't broken ground yet, I'll be happy - for now anyway - if only this project and Travis #1 get built during the virus recession.

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This was taken from the 6 X Guadalupe construction webcam, and shows how close 6XG and the BBVA tower will be (assuming the recession doesn't change plans.)  The site is the BBVA drive in bank and sushi restaurant by the date palms at bottom right.  Having two towers on either side of 800' so close together will make for a nice central peak.

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