daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers Discussions of projects under construction between 200-299m/650-999ft tall.
» Proposed Skyscrapers



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old August 10th, 2014, 05:24 AM   #1
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

AUSTIN | The Independent | 210m | 688ft | 58 fl | U/C



-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Previously

50 stories of retail, office, residential planned near Seaholm

Quote:
It's been known for a while that Constructive Ventures Inc. has been working on a project down at the Seaholm redevelopment off of Ceasar Chavez Street. Now, proposals for the site have come to light courtesy of the Austin American-Statesman, which reports the company plans to build a more-than 50-story, mixed-use tower. That's tall enough to make it the second highest building in town after the Austonian.

The site in question is the former Austin Energy Control Center located just to the east of the Seaholm power plant that is being redeveloped. It's prime land a stone's throw from Lady Bird Lake downtown.

According to the Statesman, the tower will have roughly 400 condominiums and as much as 120,000 square feet of office space plus an additional 15,000 square feet of retail. Designed by Austin architects Rhode Partners Inc., the tower will feature a mostly glass facade accented by green space, according to the Statesman.
The Energy Control Center Redevelopment parcel is noted below:


http://downtownaustinblog.org/2013/0...ng-at-seaholm/
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; March 27th, 2016 at 10:06 PM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old August 10th, 2014, 06:45 AM   #2
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Drone view of the Seaholm Project from May:



The site for this tower can be seen behind the crane at left at 0:17
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2014, 10:44 AM   #3
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

New planned downtown tower could be Austin’s second-tallest building

Quote:
Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

An ambitious high-rise tower that is destined to become the city’s second-tallest building is on the horizon for downtown Austin, the developers told the American-Statesman.

The building, which could soar 50 stories and possibly higher, is planned for a 1.7-acre site at Third Street and West Avenue, just east of the former Seaholm Power Plant that is undergoing a major transformation. The new tower is expected to have 400 condominium units, up to 120,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet of shops and restaurants, said the developers, Perry Lorenz and Larry Warshaw with Austin-based Constructive Ventures.

Construction is due to start in the fourth quarter of 2015, and will take 2 1/2 years to build. Construction costs are likely to top $200 million. Constructive Ventures’ partner in the project is Austin-based developer Aspen Heights, which is about to break ground on an apartment high-rise at Eighth and Nueces streets.

At 50 stories, the new tower would eclipse the neighboring 44-story condominium tower called the 360, currently Austin’s second-tallest building. The tallest building is the 56-story Austonian condo tower at Congress Avenue and Second Street.

Lorenz said the planned tower, which would be on the banks of Shoal Creek and in the heart of the downtown’s revitalized west end, “has the potential to become an iconic addition to both the culture and the skyline of downtown Austin.”

[...]
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; September 10th, 2014 at 07:44 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old February 27th, 2015, 10:53 PM   #4
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Will The Independent Condos Become Austin’s Tallest Tower?


An articulated version modeled above.

Quote:
Confirmed via email earlier this week, residents of downtown Austin can expect a new neighbor at the northeast corner of 3rd Street & West Avenue: The Independent.

A 400-unit condominium project proposed by a partnership between Constructive Ventures and Aspen Heights, details of the The Independent’s height and number of stories have not been confirmed. There are signals that it will be 60+ stories and at least 675ft tall. Extra height could come from architectural details.

At 683 feet, the Austonian on Congress Avenue, is currently Austin’s tallest building.

[...]
One early model features an elegant box shaped tower:


http://austintowers.net/will-the-ind...tallest-tower/
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2015, 02:44 PM   #5
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

Design revealed:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Austinite101 View Post


Ladies and gentlemen, Austin's new tallest building.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2015, 05:20 AM   #6
Manitopiaaa
Illuminati Leader
 
Manitopiaaa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Alexandria, Nova, The Crown Commonwealth of Virginia (see sig)
Posts: 4,425
Likes (Received): 10272

It's alright but doesn't scream 'Austin' to me
__________________


Atlanta (6,451,262) - Boston (8,176,376) - Chicago (9,882,634) - Cleveland (3,483,311) - Dallas (7,673,305) - Denver (3,470,235) - Detroit (5,318,653) - Houston (6,972,374)
Los Angeles (18,688,022) - Miami (6,723,472) - Minneapolis (3,894,820) - New York (23,689,255) - Orlando (3,202,927) - Philadelphia (7,179,357) - Phoenix (4,661,537)
Portland (3,160,488) - San Diego (3,317,749) - San Francisco (8,751,807) - Seattle (4,684,516) - Tampa (3,032,171) - Washington (9,665,892)

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Manitopiaaa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2015, 05:33 AM   #7
MDguy
Registered User
 
MDguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,671

Can't say I'm a fan of the design, but the height is great for Austin
__________________

ploppalopp, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
MDguy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 15th, 2015, 06:44 AM   #8
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

http://rebusinessonline.com/new-cond...ing-in-austin/

Quote:
AUSTIN, TEXAS — A planned 58-story condo tower will become the tallest building in Austin upon completion. The planned 685-foot tall structure will be called The Independent. The property is also set to become the tallest residential building in the U.S. west of the Mississippi River. The Independent will feature 370 condo residences, ranging from 675 to 3,485 square feet, with floorplans featuring one to three bedrooms. Units will range in price from the mid-$300,000s to over $3 million. The 950,000-square-foot project is located at the northeast corner of West 3rd Street and West Avenue.


- See more at: http://rebusinessonline.com/new-cond....wkqtxF34.dpuf


Oddly this will also be the tallest condo tower west of the Mississippi. Taller proposals in Los Angeles fell victim to the 2008 crash.
__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post

Last edited by desertpunk; April 15th, 2015 at 06:57 AM.
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 16th, 2015, 08:28 PM   #9
royal rose1
Registered User
 
royal rose1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Posts: 997
Likes (Received): 257

I don't know why everyone is complaining, Austin has a damn tower that is meant to look like an owl, so I think unconventional, weird office towers are welcome in Austin. Weird buildings and weird residents, Austin has a theme going. I embrace this, and really hope it gets built, it looks so cool. Dig baby, dig! Before this boom ends
__________________
royal rose1 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 17th, 2015, 03:00 AM   #10
FM 2258
Registered User
 
FM 2258's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Austin
Posts: 5,436
Likes (Received): 611

Interesting that it's only 2 feet taller than the Austonian. Wish it could be at least 100ft taller but this is good for now. This will definitely break the trend of 300-400ft towers going up. There are still parking lots downtown that can be turned into supertalls!
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
FM 2258 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2015, 07:10 PM   #11
prageethSL
Registered User
 
prageethSL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Tomorrowland
Posts: 1,222
Likes (Received): 2978


https://www.facebook.com/independent...type=1&theater
__________________

Seoul_Korea, ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
prageethSL no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old May 30th, 2015, 08:30 PM   #12
Jay
Registered User
 
Jay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: California to Barcelona
Posts: 4,054
Likes (Received): 1863

love it!
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Jay no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2015, 05:14 AM   #13
jonathaninATX
Registered User
 
jonathaninATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The ATX
Posts: 3,580
Likes (Received): 2570

Sales for this building as been great so far, that on the 5th day of opening, nearly all units have been reserved!

See for yourself at: https://m.facebook.com/independentaustin?fref=ts&_rdr
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
jonathaninATX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2015, 05:21 AM   #14
Dale
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 9,177
Likes (Received): 5505

Astounding news! Any idea on timeline ?
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
Dale no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 14th, 2015, 05:53 AM   #15
jonathaninATX
Registered User
 
jonathaninATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The ATX
Posts: 3,580
Likes (Received): 2570

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dale View Post
Astounding news! Any idea on timeline ?
A groundbreaking hasn't been announced yet, but given the astonishing sales I wouldn't be surprised if it breaks ground before fall starts.
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
jonathaninATX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old June 23rd, 2015, 04:06 AM   #16
jonathaninATX
Registered User
 
jonathaninATX's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: The ATX
Posts: 3,580
Likes (Received): 2570

90 percent of units already spoken for at 58 story Austin tower.

Quote:
By Shonda Novak
June 19th. 2015

In a sign of the strong demand for downtown living, a planned 58-story condominium tower has set what its developers say is a record for the most number of units reserved within a week’s time for a downtown Austin condominium project.Prospective buyers have put down earnest money for 90 percent of the units — 336 of 370 — in The Independent.
http://m.statesman.com/news/business...8-story/nmg4T/
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
jonathaninATX no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2015, 06:19 AM   #17
desertpunk
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
 
desertpunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: ELP ~ ABQ
Posts: 55,648
Likes (Received): 53449

New render:

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonathaninATX View Post
New night rendering of The Independent

__________________
We are floating in space...

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post
desertpunk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 2nd, 2015, 11:37 AM   #18
headshrinker
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 10
Likes (Received): 7

Looks like a game of Jenga!
__________________
Amazing pictures everyday!

ChuckScraperMiami#1 liked this post
headshrinker no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 6th, 2015, 07:47 PM   #19
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Düsseldorf
Posts: 11,330
Likes (Received): 8232

it's a bit weird, but with no other tall towers directly next to it, being an eyecatcher is a good thing
__________________

ChuckScraperMiami#1, Zaz965 liked this post
KillerZavatar no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old September 23rd, 2015, 12:31 PM   #20
prageethSL
Registered User
 
prageethSL's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Tomorrowland
Posts: 1,222
Likes (Received): 2978

__________________
We are all drops of awareness, in an ocean of consciousness.
prageethSL no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
301 west avenue, austin, energy control center, jenga tower, seaholm plant, seaholm tower

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu