Tallest Buildings in Austin Texas

The history of Austin skyscrapers started with the construction of the original office tower the Scarbrough Building built in 1910. Located at 522 Congress Avenue it still stands in the epicenter of downtown Austin, Tx. Since then downtown Austin has gone through a skyscraper boom between 1970 and 1980, and since 2007 the city has been going through a 2nd skyscraper building boom. Below is a complete list of the tallest buildings in Austin, including residential properties & Austin office space for rent.

The tallest completed building is a residential skyscraper named The Independent. It is also the tallest building in Texas. The second tallest building in Austin is the Austonian

List of the Tallest Buildings in Austin, Tx

NameHeight in FeetFloorsYear BuiltPurpose
The Independent688582019Residential
The Austonian683562010Residential
Fairmont Austin595372018Hotel
360 Condominiums581442008Residential
Frost Bank Tower515332004Office Building
W Austin Hotel & Residences478372010Hotel / Residential
The Northshore424382016Residential
The Bowie423372015Residential
The Ashton416372009Residential
JW Marriott Hotel408322015Hotel
Four Seasons Residences401322010Residential
One American Center401321984Office Building
500 West 2nd St400282017Office Building
One Eleven397301987Office Building
Colorado Tower397292014Office Building
Hilton Austin Hotel377312014Hotel / Residential
Seaholm Residences341302016Residential
Legacy at Town Lake339312008Residential
Bank of America Center336261975Office Building
Aloft & Element328312017Hotel
300 West 6th328232002Office Building
100 Congress328221987Office Building
San Jacinto Center324201987Office Building
The Monarch323292008Residential
Chase Bank Tower322211974Office Building
Texas State Capitol31141888Office Building
UT Main Building307291937Office Building
Dobie Center307291972Residential
301 Congress306221986Office Building

New Tallest Building in Austin

The newest tallest building planned for Austin nicknamed the will be located at 600 Guadalupe St in downtown Austin and is expected to be 850 feet high. San Antonio based developer, Lynd Development Partners and Lincoln Property Co are partnering on the proposed skyscraper. 

The plan is for it to be 62 stories high, possibly up 75 stories making it the current tallest commercial building however with other proposed office buildings in the works it’s tallest building reign won’t last long. 

Photos of Tall Buildings in Downtown Austin

Frost Bank Tower downtown austin
Frost Bank Tower
downtown austin office building
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